Bob MacAdoo has sniffed out an excellent chow-ish deal for working stiffs: a little menu of sandwiches, cheese, and vegetables at Bacco's Wine & Cheese, a shop owned by the affable Bob Bacco. He makes a great sandwich. Serrano ham and Manchego cheese was "built on a crusty Iggy's mini baguette and finished with a balsamic glaze. The pre-made sandwich delivered the appropriate amount of meat, cheese, and topping, allowing the salty ham flavor of the Jamon to come through nicely followed by the creamy manchego (this cheese reminds me of Madrid)." For $5.99. Hey now!
Other sandwiches include prosciutto and Taleggio with pesto and salami, Crucolo cheese with black olive tapenade, and a "deconstructed grilled mixed veggie sandwich," which Bob MacAdoo calls a "by-the-pound veggie bar with a free hunk of bread." Or you can get the "Bento box" option: two cheeses, olives, pickles, vegetables, salami, and fig paste.
Bacco's also does a daily take-home dinner special, $9.99 for dishes like ziti and meatballs, leg of lamb sandwich with watercress salad and pickled shallots, and orzo salad with poached shrimp, feta, tomato, and cucumber.
Bacco's Wine & Cheese [Back Bay]
31 St. James Avenue, Boston