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Pressed Sandwiches, Central Sq.- not a delight...

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Pressed Sandwiches, Central Sq.- not a delight...

Heathen & Spells | Apr 27, 2005 07:38 PM

We tried Pressed Sandwiches in Central Sq., Cambridge and while the people behind it and working there seem well meaning, the sandwiches (which cost about $6 inc. tax) were fine, adequate but did not delight me. We got the Cuban sandwich and the tuna and, unfortunately, I don't think it matters what ingredients one gets in a sandwich- the quality of the meats and vegies et al are fine, fresh and well chosen- there is simply no spark to the sandwich. When I saw pressed sandwich places opening up all about I thought yummy but pretty caloric, greasy for this period of time but good -but it seems that atleast this restaurant (I'm sure that the Oliver St., Boston location is similar since there was nothing really wrong w/ the Central Sq. locale) takes the occasion of pressed sandwiches to make them exceedingly healthy- i.e. that you don't need to add butter/oil to the no-stick pressed sandwiches apparatus, that one can have the cheese (not enough IMO) and wonderful gooeyness and avoid any other butterfat. The Cuban was better because the bread was better - ciabanno (sp.?) rather than the white bread for the tuna (which really tasted like thick tasteless cardboard. The white bread would have been good w/ butter on the pan. Also they choose (I think also because of health considerations- most of their salads are described as having low-fat dressings, vinegrettes) to not put very much mayo or other fatty dressings/sauces on the sandwiches. Thus no juice or spark here either. Today, we were looking forward to being home to listen to the Redsox game on radio & the game was rain cancelled and Curt Schilling was put on the DL and I feel slightly fluish and I was looking forward to a warming soothing piquant sandwich and it wasn't...(they have terroir, Mr. Coffee Connection's new coffee, and Harpoon root beer, and gelato that looks good so perhaps, it will be a good cafe and dessert type of place...)

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