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The Sandwich Joint

rudeboy | May 14, 2007 11:52 AM

FYI - went to Sandwich joint yesterday. Local owner, first shop, from Chicago but has been in Austin for a while. Real nice young guy. All sandwiches are $6.99 and "worth every penny." I got a #4 smoked ham with gouda and russian mustard. Wife got smoked turkey and cheddar something. SMALL inside - only four tables and four stools at a bar. Maybe, as a backup plan, take your food to Ramsey Park - not sure if Billy would go for it unless you ordered lots of beer.

These sandwiches were sub style and at first looked small for the price - that was deceptive; I got really full. Same price as the jerk wings, though! I ordered the garlic loaf for the bread choice - not sure if I actually got it since I didn't taste any garlic. The bread certainly "stands up" more than Thundercloud - not too soft, but still softish. I've gotten addicted to crustier bread like the sandwich rolls at Mandola's or Hog Island. My ham had a subtle smoky flavor and paired well with the gouda, the russian mustard, and the veggies that I ordered. I had a little trouble holding it all together...there seemed to be an excessive amount of meat on each of the sandwiches, but I did order a lot of veggies. The turkey was passable, a bit salty, but well above grocery store quality. The cheddar on her sandwich seemed really mild. I didn't ask who the vendors might be. It is very different than the hoagies at Hog Island and shouldn't at all be compared to that store - SJ doesn't focus on the italian cuts (I didn't see any capicolla, sopresetta, etc, although I did see salami and pepperoni) - maybe it is "Chicago Style."if that means anything for sandwiches. There's a steak sandwich, some chicken sandwiches, a veggie, etc. Lots of kooky options to try. I liked my #4 better than the turkey cheddar - the russian mustard had just the right amount of sweet.

I'll go back to get some of the other bolder choices (there are a lot of sandwiches on the menu) with salami/pepperoni or one of the hot sandwiches. I think that some of you should definintely try it out and report back.

I'd like to pay around $5.99 and with 1/3 less meat and call it even. I have what seems like about 1/4 pound of meat left over between both subs, sitting in my fridge. I think that I'll use in on a salad today for lunch!

The tomatoes weren't very good that day..... washed out and tasteless for this time of year, but I undersand that it happens from time to time. The other veggies were all great and fresh.

And there isn't the "tap water" option. So if you go, plan on buying bottled water or a soft drink.

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