Friday, May 25, 2012
As soon as I walked up to the door, they called out for my order. No time to weigh your options at this rapid-fire operation. I ordered the roast pork (although next time I will get "fanci pork and pate") and watched the three-woman team work smoothly, one slicing the freshly baked French bread, one assembling sandwiches, and the other on register duty and general crowd control.
Toasted bread, that delivers a crispy bite but doesn't cut your mouth. A slather of mayo. Flavorful, non gristly roasted pork. Pickled veg (carrots, jalapeno, and green pepper) and a pile of fresh cilantro. All the makings of a delicious banh mi, but especially at $3.50 a sandwich. I think I'll be eating in the 'Loin more often!