Not only that … there are rice noodle soups, bun, rice plates, appetizers, desserts, pearl drinks.
I had a grilled pork banh mi which was on a nice toasted bun with a generous portion of thinly sliced pork, the tasty juices soaking into the roll. Standard toppings… shredded carrot, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber
The prices for banh mi are on the higher side, but half the price of someplace like Quizno or Subway with better everything and larger portions.
I was surprised when they pulled out some lemons, cut them in half and squeezed out the juice using a lemon press for the pleasant lemonde.
Haven’t been to Jamba Juice in a while, but I’m sure that the other juices and beverages at BT are less expensive than the Jamba Juice near TJ’s.
They use green takeout containers and cups. There’s a note on the menu about a 25 cent charge on take out orders ‘for the content’. Not sure what that means. I got a deal actually. They only charged me $5 for my lemonade and sandwich instead of $6.20. They said it was a special price.
There’s a small two seat counter by the window with loaded condiment trays that included sriracha sauce, fish sauce and a few other jars. A cooler on one wall holds desserts, salads and beverages.
There’s a very nice family running it. This is their first restaurant. The place is tiny, clean and cheery.
This was truly a case of the food gods directing me here. I don’t get up to Pinole much these days. I went the Pinole farmers market hoping a German baker I liked was there. He wasn’t. I had planned to go last week, but it was rainy. BT opened three days ago. If I went last week I would have missed it.
I might have even missed it had I not forgot to fill the tank and was looking for gas. It is across the street from a gas station in the strip mall that has the train engine outside. It is right next to the bar The Villa.
I put the hours on the Place link. When I saw the hours I was thinking … that’s not going to last … and talking to the owner, he mentioned that depending on how busy they are they might adjust hours. They will be open on Sunday tomorrow, but I’m guessing Sunday will be the first to go.
I put the menu in the first reply.
BT Sandwich Deli
1279 San Pablo Ave, Pinole, CA 94564