Thursday, June 07, 2012

Two Stellar Sandwiches

The Thing at Java's Cafe
I usually don’t get all that excited about sandwiches. Maybe it’s the memories of lukewarm bologna sandwiches in childhood lunchboxes that linger. But recently, two stellar sandwiches have me singing their praises.

The Thing at Java’s CafĂ©: The sandwich selection at Java’s Cafe on Gibbs Street changes frequently, but they usually seem to have The Thing (or its cousin, Not the Thing). The Thing comes with a whole lot of veggies — avocado, tomato, bell pepper, cucumber and greens – all on grainy bread. Pepper Jack cheese, tomato garlic pesto and a side of a tangy mustard vinaigrette conspire to turn all that virtuousness into a tasty treat. Java’s starts serving sandwiches at 11 on the dot – I’ve tried getting one at 10:50, and have been politely turned away. They are sold until they are gone, so if you have a favorite, it’s best to get there before the lunch rush.

Three Forks Turkey at Great Harvest
Three Forks Turkey at Great Harvest Bread Co.: Roasted turkey breast, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato don’t immediately sound out of the ordinary. A dilly herb mayo adds a little something, for sure. But what makes it really special is having it on the Great Harvest cranberry orange bread, which adds sweetness and a touch of tang. Plus, it tastes a bit like Thanksgiving dinner. Alas, they only serve cranberry orange bread on Wednesdays, so it takes some planning to get the perfect version of this sandwich.

What are your favorite sandwiches in Rochester?

 (This is also running in my blog on ROC Food.)

1 comment:

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I have not been to Rochester but if I ever visit I will know where to get a good sandwich!

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