Yes, I truly do and ever since marrying my husband, it would seem that the universe is out to teach me that sandwiches are a good thing...not something to turn your nose up at...loath...despise.
I have suffered through many nasty renditions of things casually labeled 'sandwich' and here and there, I have been exposed to really delicious morsels straight from sandwich heaven.
One such experience came just recently. I was at work and one of the massage therapists here came in with a hot sandwich that smelled so good it made me feel faint. I couldn't believe that a sandwich could smell so yummy!
I need to make one more comment...I do make sandwiches at home because my husband loves them so much but my own creations are just that..my own creations and I love them very much. I have only had two notably good outside sandwich experiences and only in the last year or so.
Anyways...back to the amazing sandwich smell. It was absolutely mouth watering and if I had some money on me at the time, I would have run right out and got one.
I was told that this particular sandwich came from a little sandwich counter right down the street called Mike's East Coast Sandwiches. I believe she had the Hot Pastrami but I am not totally sure about that.
The next week another massage therapist here decided to go to Mike's and asked me if I wanted anything. She pulled out the menu and it was daunting making up my mind as there are so many good sounding choices.
The place was a little hard to find so it took her awhile to come back with our food. I hadn't been able to make up my mind so I gave her two choices and asked her to choose between them and surprise me.
She came back with the #27 Tapenade and OMG, I was not disappointed! This sandwich is a vegetarian version and so good I felt like licking the paper it came wrapped in! Kelly said hers was excellent as well. The Tapenade come with (sort of a given) olive tapenade, feta cheese, roma tomato, basil, mixed greens and balsamic vinaigrette on a panino roll. Fresh, high quality ingredients make for a very tasty sandwich.
The prices are reasonable, about $5.90 each, portions are filling and each comes with a dill pickle stick.
I just met Mike the other day and he is very nice as well. Like I said, the place is a little bit hard to find because it is located at the Belle Harbour Café and these are the signs you are most likely to see from the street. It is on Cedar Street between 2nd and 1st by a Nail Salon place.
There is free local delivery available mon-sat 11-3 pm.
I would HIGHLY recommend trying Mike's out if you like sandwiches...or frankly...even if you don't:)
I have had 'gourmet' sandwiches from a variety of places and never felt that any of them remotely came up to what I could create at home...until Mike's that is.