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On the Chow Trail: Top Baguette in Westminster

The Green Knight | Mar 18, 200405:01 PM

After reading about Professor Salt's adventures in Westminster during his Bahn Mi Crawl, the Fair Lady and I decided to try Top Baguette. We put two sandwiches to the test: a chicken sandwich and a pork sandwich. Both were filled with savory, flavorful meats and topped with thin strips of fresh vegetables--excellent "schmear" according to the Professor's parlance.

Now onto the bread. The bread at Top Baguette has a crisp, flaky crust that adds wonderful taste and texture to the bahn mi. The flesh of the bread (as much as I could discern it from the schmear) tasted light and buttery.

As a complement for bahn mi, the bread was excellent. I've been looking for a while for French bread to eat out of hand, and while the bread here is not quite what I'm looking for, it's close enough until I find something better. I'd tip my hat to the Professor for the recommendation, but I don't wear one, so he'll have to settle for a thanks instead. I'm eagerly awaiting Episode 3 of the Bahn Mi Crawl.

Also, although I did not try any, the Fair Lady ordered the cafe sua da (iced coffee). She called the flavor "hauntingly good" but only after she had finished it all (rather un-lady-like behavior but a testament to the cafe sua da).

The total for the two sandwiches, iced coffee, and a baguette to go: under $5. The proprieter, a friendly chap, mentioned that business was slow, so do all Chowhounds a favor: go out and support this establishment.

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