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All Star Sandwich Bar

cambridgejen | | Apr 18, 2007 11:10 AM

I finally made it to All Star Sandwich Bar today for lunch. Maybe it was an off day, but I was really disappointed with it. We split the Gobbler, the Texas Reuben, and an order of Poutine.

The Texas Reuben was pretty good. The brisket was tender and flavorful, and all of the ingredients melded together well. After a few bites it started tasting too rich for my tastes, but overall it was good. I would have liked it better if the slaw was lighter, to balance out the weight of the brisket and the cheese. The Gobbler was very disappointing. The turkey was ok, but the cranberry sauce was way too tart and the stuffing was nothing more than a couple chunks of bread that appeared to be soaked in oil. The gravy was very bland and cold. I was equally disappointed by the poutine - the gravy just didn't have much flavor (nor was there very much of it) and they hardly put any curds on it at all. The fries themselves were tasty, but when I order poutine, I expect the gravy and curds to be a significant part of the dish.

I've been looking forward to trying this place for months, so this was discouraging. It wasn't so bad that I'd refuse to go there again, but it doesn't hold a candle to Soleil Cafe in Teele Sq. If I want an upscale sandwich for lunch, that's where I'll be going instead of AASB.