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Sandwich of the Week: Monty’s Sunset’s Lobster BLT

Sandwich of the Week: Monty’s Sunset’s Lobster BLT

The Lobster BLT at Monty’s Sunset in Miami Beach brings together the very best of surf and turf in one dish

Lobster and pork make a winning combination at Monty’s Sunset Miami Beach.

Lobster: many ears perk up when that word is uttered, particularly in cities and towns located on waterfronts that are home to these delectable crustaceans. Bacon, of course, is another ingredient that gets most Americans — food lovers or not — all hot and bothered. Monty’s Sunset, located in Miami Beach, has combined these two gastronomic all-stars on one sandwich to make a lobster BLT that has garnered quite a bit of love from those in the know.

The sandwich is a double-decker, so there are two layers of nicely-sized chunks of fresh lobster, strips of bacon, the obligatory lettuce and tomato, and lemon aioli. Sure, there’s a New England lobster roll on the menu, but doesn’t bacon make everything better? Apparently, there are many who think so, as the sandwich was included on Thrillist’s 2013 list of Miami’s Best Sandwiches, and it has also garnered further internet approval from devoted food fans like Adventures of the Foodaholic. Perhaps soon, other restaurants around the country will take notice of the lobster BLT’s popularity and include their own pork-and-lobster marriages on their menus. We can only hope.

Kate Kolenda is the Restaurant/City Guide Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @BeefWerky and @theconversant.


Blue Heaven

Fresh squeezed juices & homemade breads in a beautiful courtyard.
We are known for our benedicts & bloody marys! Bakery on-site.

BREAKFAST WITH THE ROOSTERS
until 2 pm

Fruit Bowl with Betty’s House-made Banana Bread

Richard’s Very Good Pancakes
From Scratch, Plain • Banana • Pineapple • Pecan or Blueberry available

Blue Heaven Benedicts *
Veggie • Ham • Bacon or Sausage • Beef Tenderloin • Key West Shrimp • Lobster “BLT” Benny

Bakery Fresh Homemade Granola
(With Fresh Fruit and Yogurt)

Breakfast Sandwich *
Kaiser Roll with two Fried Eggs, Sharp Vermont Cheddar, Bacon, Ham or Sausage

Rooster Special *
Two Eggs Any Style, Potatoes or Grits, Bacon or Spicy Sausage and either little Pancakes or Toast or Banana Bread

Your Favorite Omelette *
Served with Vermont White Cheddar and Fresh Bakery Bread

Breakfast A La Carte available

LUNCH in the SHADE
Starts at NOON

Vegetarian Black Bean Soup

Loaded Bowl
Black Beans, Rice, Romaine, Coleslaw, Salsa, Sour Cream, Cheddar Cheese, and Avocado. Served with Corn Bread

Caesar Salad *
Made with House Croutons and Pecorino Romano

Chicken Salad
Over Arugula, Orange Cider Vinaigrette, Fruit and Cornbread

Yellowtail Snapper Salad
with Miso Baked Eggplant and Mixed Greens, Chevre, House Orange Cider Vinaigrette and Buttered Fresh Bread

Chicken Salad Sandwich
On Multigrain with shaved Romaine and Grapes and Baron Pickles

Yellow Submarine
Snapper Fillet sautéed on Baguette, Vinegar Slaw, Mango Tartar, Yellow Peppers and Baron Pickles

Tennessee Cheeseburger *
Pasture-raised Beef served with Shaved Romaine, a little red onion and Baron Pickles. Served with Slaw

Andy’s Grilled Sharp Cheddar Cheese & Tomato Sandwich

Dinner

Prices ranging from $22 - $42

Our Wine Spectator award-winning wine list is extensive and selected by owner, Richard

Carrot And Curry

Miso Baked Eggplant
Artisan greens, goat cheese and orange cider vinaigrette

Caesar Salad
With house croutons and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Splendid & Simple
Romaine, seasonal vegetables, orange vinaigrette

Caribbean “BBQ” Shrimp
Pan blackened Key West shrimp deglazed with Red Stripe beer. Served with cornbread muffins

Atlantic Sea Scallops Provençale
Sautéed with onions, mushrooms and tomatoes, finished with lemon, white wine, butter and toast point

Spiny Lobster
Seasonal

Chef’s nightly presentation

Yellowtail Snapper
Sautéed filet with pasta, citrus beurre blanc and tropical fruit

Caribbean “BBQ” Shrimp
Pan blackened Key West shrimp deglazed with Red Stripe beer, finished with butter, served with skillet corn, black beans and organic rice

Entrees served with seasonal vegetables and bread

Heritage Pork Tenderloin
Sweet potato purée, skillet corn, house chutney, finished with curry butter

Jamaican Jerk Chicken *
Mildly spicy with black beans, organic brown rice and skillet corn

Filet Mignon
8 oz. Black Angus beef served with red wine demi-glace, herb roasted potatoes and skillet corn

Surf-N-Turf
Filet and Shrimp • Scallops or Spiny Lobster

Island Plate
Portobello mushroom, black beans and organic rice, skillet corn, sweet plantains and curry butter

Macrobowl
Sautéed quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, avocado, spinach, wakame seaweed, pickled onion, roasted red pepper tahini dressing, finished with house kim chi and local sprouts

Tennessee Cheeseburger
Pasture-raised beef served with Vermont cheddar sauce and bacon, herb-roasted potatoes and Baron pickles

Sunday Breakfast

Avocado Omelette *
Vermont white cheddar and avocado w/fresh tomato salsa, black bean ginger sauce, sour cream and your choice of bakery toast or Betty’s banana bread 14.25

Shrimp and Grits *
Sautéed shrimp with white wine, butter and scallions served over white cheddar grits and your choice of bakery toast or Betty’s banana bread
17

Lobster and Grits
22

Good Morning Bruschetta
Ciabatta toast points, spread with Chevre and avocado, topped with scrambled egg whites, garnished with fresh tomato salsa, and jalapeno
11.95

Florida Shrimp Omelette *
Sautéed spinach, mushrooms and onions served with goat cheese and your choice of Betty’s banana bread or toast
17

Our Famous Key Lime Pie *
Made with a buttery graham cracker crust, freshly squeezed lime juice, sweetened condensed milk and lots of meringue
9.75

Passion Fruit Cashew Cheesecake
(Vegan, Gluten-free, Raw) with sea salt and fresh strawberry
9.75

Richard’s Very Good Pancakes
From Scratch, Order of Two with butter and Wisconsin Maple Syrup
Plain 8
Banana or pineapple 9
Pecan or Blueberry 10
Combos of two 11

Blue Heaven Benedicts *
Poached Eggs on English Muffin topped with lime Hollandaise sauce
Veggie (tomato, asparagus) 13.50
Ham, Bacon or Sausage 13.50
Beef Tenderloin 17
Key West Shrimp 17
Lobster or “BLT” (bacon, lobster, tomato) Market Price

Bakery Fresh Granola
With fresh fruit and yogurt 11.50
With milk or soy milk 8

Fruit Bowl with Betty’s Banana Bread
11

Your Favorite Omelette *
With Vermont sharp cheddar and bakery bread
7.75

Omelette Add Ons
(Choose up to 3 items)
Asparagus 2
Mushrooms 2
Spinach 2
Onion 1
Peppers 2
Tomato 2
Spicy Sausage 2.50
Bacon 2.50
Diced Ham 2.50
Hollandaise 2.25

Breakfast Sandwich *
Kaiser Roll with fried eggs, Vermont cheddar, bacon or sausage
9.50

Rooster Special *
Two eggs any style with potatoes or grits, bacon or sausage and your choice of bakery toast, little pancakes or banana bread
12.75

A La Carte
Single Pancake with Maple Syrup 4.50
Spicy Sausage 3.95
Bacon 3.95
Betty’s Banana Bread 3
Toast 2.50
Ham 3.95
Potatoes 3.50
Grits 2.75
Yogurt 4.50
One Egg 1.50
Hollandaise * 2.25
3–4 oz Tenderloin Steak * 11
Five KW Shrimp 12
Side of Cheese 1.50
Black Bean Ginger Sauce 2.25

Call for limited dinner reservations and on-premise catering

We use ingredients from our South Florida grove and our Three Falls Farm in Central Tennessee when we can

Our Fresh Bakery Goods and Baron Pickles are for sale in our Gift Shop

ATM also located in the gift shop

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Yelp Denver

I just mentioned in the lunch thread that I have a PB&B again in my lunch and could use some (vegetarian) sandwich ideas for lunch. And then I thought, this could be a good thread.

So what are some of your favorite sandwich combinations?

I do a hummus wrap a lot with spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta and bell peppers. Super easy because I get all that stuff at Costco. Good in a WW pita too if I have them.

I also like mashed white or black bean and avocado wraps. Good with cheese, lime, cilantro, jalapeno, salsa or even just plain with a little salt and pepper.

Hummus on WW toast topped with sliced tomatoes is another favorite. Fresh basil too, if I have it!

My dad makes an amazing veggie sandwich from a recipe he clipped from Sunset back in the 80s. You toss a bunch of thinly sliced veggies (tomatoes, bell peppers, zucchini) with an Italian type dressing or vinaigrette and layer them on a crusty baguette topped with havarti.

I'd like to try making a Thai wrap with veggies and peanut sauce but have yet to get my act together.

ETA: I prefer wraps for work lunches, I don't like eating pre-assembled (even made my me) sandwiches at lunch. If I'm in the mood for a sandwich, I want to make it at home and eat it right then and there.


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Creamy Garlic Garden

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Imo’s ® original & favorite specialty pizza topped with sausage, mushrooms, onions, green pepper, bacon, and Provel ® cheese.

Veggie

Veggie lovers rejoice! Pizza topped with mushrooms, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, black olives, and Provel ® cheese.

All Meat

Our famous meat pizza is topped with sausage, pepperoni, bacon, Canadian bacon, and Provel ® cheese.

BBQ Chicken

Tangy and rich, our homemade BBQ Chicken pizza features, fresh chicken, onion, BBQ sauce, and Provel ® cheese.

Egg-ceptional

Enjoy breakfast anytime of the day at Imo’s! Our breakfast pizza is topped with Imo’s Italian dressing, eggs, sausage, bacon, and Provel ® cheese.

Creamy Garlic Garden

Creamy Garlic Sauce, Baby Spinach, Broccoli, Roasted Red Peppers, Mushroom, Red Onion, and Provel ® cheese.

Deluxe

Imo’s ® original & favorite specialty pizza topped with sausage, mushrooms, onions, green pepper, bacon, and Provel ® cheese.

Veggie

Veggie lovers rejoice! Pizza topped with mushrooms, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, black olives, and Provel ® cheese.

All Meat

Our famous meat pizza is topped with sausage, pepperoni, bacon, Canadian bacon, and Provel ® cheese.

BBQ Chicken

Tangy and rich, our homemade BBQ Chicken pizza features, fresh chicken, onion, BBQ sauce, and Provel ® cheese.

Egg-ceptional

Enjoy breakfast anytime of the day at Imo’s! Our breakfast pizza is topped with Imo’s Italian dressing, eggs, sausage, bacon, and Provel ® cheese.


Chef Emeril Lagasse Features His Favorite Waterfront Restaurants on Latest Emeril’s Florida Episode

(Tallahassee, FL) – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is proud to present this week’s episode of Emeril’s Florida airing Sunday, January 25, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. EST on the Cooking Channel. In Sunday’s episode, “Waterfront Favorites,” celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse visits three of his beloved waterfront restaurants in the state. Emeril rounds out the episode cooking marinated crab claws.

“Restaurants are such an important part of our local communities here in Florida,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “We encourage everyone to taste true Florida-fare at these unique dining destinations that are just a small sample of the many waterfront restaurants offered in the Sunshine State.”

Emeril’s first stop on the “Waterfront Favorites” episode is Ulele, located on the Hillsborough River in Tampa. Richard Gonzmart, of the Columbia Restaurant Group, created this unique restaurant in an old water works building. Ulele is inspired by Gonzmart’s interest in Florida’s rich Native American culture and tribal influences are shown in the cuisine, structure, and other nuances at the restaurant. Costing $8 million, Ulele was completely redone in the same style as the original structure down to the window fixtures which were replicated by a local artist. The cuisine is as local as possible and the restaurant serves strictly Florida beef though relationship Richard has with a 4 th generation Florida cattle rancher. Emeril sits down with Richard to get the story behind Ulele and tries some of their signature dishes.

Emeril then travels to Jacksonville Beach in Northeast Florida to Marker 32, which has been a favorite of locals and visitors since it opened in 1992. While it has a casual feel, Marker 32 is a fine-dining restaurant and has been recognized with numerous awards over the years. The philosophy of Owner and Executive Chef Ben Groshell is simple. He uses fresh, local seafood and makes everything from scratch. That formula has been a successful one and Chef Ben and his team have created long-standing relationships with local anglers and distributors to secure the freshest fish from the Atlantic and Gulf sides of the state. Emeril and Chef Ben sample some of the restaurant favorites including Herb-Grilled Trigger Fish Cast Iron Seared Mangrove Snapper and M32 Broiled Oysters.

On his third and final stop in the “Waterfront Favorites” episode, Emeril heads south to Miami Beach to Monty’s Sunset. As the name implies, the restaurant is known for its sunsets, but since Matthew and Tricia Johnson took over the establishment, it is now making a name for itself with its impeccable food. Monty’s Sunset boasts a spacious, newly renovated interior and a large outdoor terrace that includes a new 20-foot raw bar alongside a pool and cabana. The menu was also recently redone by former Top Chef alum, Josie Smith-Malave, who worked at Monty’s in 1996. Emeril meets poolside with Matthew and Tricia and tastes some of Monty’s Sunset’s latest offerings that include Stone Crab, Oysters and Peel-and-Eat Jumbo Shrimp Whole Fried Yellowtail Snapper with Ponzu Sauce Lobster BLT and Key Lime Pie.

The show reruns on Monday, January 26 at 9:30 a.m. EST and Thursday, January 29 at 10:30 a.m. EST. Please check local listings.

Emeril’s Florida Season Three is a 13-episode series highlighting the Sunshine State through the eyes of Emeril on-location with a focus on food, cooking, events and activities around the state. Throughout the third season, Emeril will be visiting Florida’s top restaurants and resorts. He will also prepare some of his favorite recipes which often will feature some of the best seafood Florida has to offer. The FRLA and VISIT FLORIDA sponsor the series. For additional information on the series, including links to previous episodes, please go to the Cooking Channel website here. For a preview of Sunday’s episode, click here.


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The New York Times-London Journal reported on a study conducted at Leeds University which consisted of testing 700 variants of the sandwich. They experimented with different cooking styles, types of bacon, breads, oils, and special additions. Each variant was then ranked by 50 tasters. In conclusion, the best bacon sandwiches are made with "crispy, fried, and not-too-fat bacon between thick slices of white bread." [4]

Another study by the Direct Line for Business listed the top additions to the traditional bacon butty in England. Although the original was still the preferred sandwich, the next top contender was the "breggy" which adds an egg. The next popular accessory was mushrooms, followed by cheese. For sauces, brown sauce was slightly favoured over ketchup.

The BLT is a popular variant of the bacon sandwich with the additional ingredients of lettuce and tomato, but served cold. [5]

In Ontario, Canada, peameal bacon sandwiches are a common variation, usually served on a soft kaiser bun and are considered the unofficial dish of Toronto. [6]

Numerous studies have showed a connection between processed meats and an increased risk of serious health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, various cancers, and cardiovascular disease. [7]

A study in 2007 conducted by the World Cancer Research Fund found that there was "convincing evidence" of a link between processed meats and an increased chance of cancer. Although no numerical value was provided for the risk, they did state that "people should not eat more than 500g of red meat a week." [8]

The World Health Organization released a warning concerning the sodium content in bacon. For 100g of bacon, there are approximately 1,500 mg of sodium. [9] Currently, the FDA reports that the average American adult should consume less than 2,300 mg per day. Too much sodium in the diet can lead to a higher probability of high blood pressure, which is a major cause of heart disease and stroke. [10]


Sandwich of the Week: Monty’s Sunset’s Lobster BLT - Recipes

A rain soaked dreary day led us to this restaurant on the way to bar harbor . We walked into a warm inviting lobster shack . The staff made us feel like family- immediatly offering a warm beverage. We all ordered the lobsta rolls ( smidge of mayo). A lot of lobsta chunks- we were more than pleased. For dessert homemade Maine blue berry cake and ice cream! A awesome lunch!!

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Being from coastal Maine, I'm used to the oceanfront restaurants that offer the typical fried seafood piled high on French fries. You can get this at Cook's, too, but you get other delectable choices as well! The chef at Cook's offers a French twist to the mix. Chowder is the go-to on the coast, but the French Onion Soup shouldn't be passed up. Don't miss the Chicken with Brie and Caramelized onions topped with pesto mayonnaise on a perfect bulky roll for lunch. Also give Motel Rita's Margarita a chance to please your palate! While your sense of taste is being satisfied, your sense of sight is equally gifted with the view. No matter where you are sitting, there is beauty out the windows, sometimes still, sometimes filled with movement. And the wait staff is so good! It's a win-win at Cook's!

Cook's restaurant is the best known catering business in Maine. We discovered it several years ago while exploring the beauties of the state. It was a dream to come back to all those isles and islands we fell in love with during our previous visits. And so we came back, just a week before Memorial Day, to find most places closed for the season or open only on certain days and hours.. Cook's restaurant was open and invited us to taste the best seafood in Maine .. We decided to sit at the deck though it was chilly and windy..Everybody looked cold but the sun kept us outside.. Lobsters happened to be beyond our budget: $25 for 1 1/4, and $29 for 1 1/2 , jumbo lobster roll for $36, and lobster BLT for $21.,- all market price. so I took a regular lobster roll for $20 and a Guinness.. Both were great! Next time we go to Cook's it should be late summer when lobsters are an affordable treat!

- the walk along the quaint path along the water. leads to one of the best restaurants in Maine. Authentic cooking, lovely atmosphere. Try the Lobster stew. best recipe. Best blueberry pie. homemade. The steamers here are delicious. You can view the sunset and water in a delightful setting. Lovely Lounge, great cocktails. Dining room is all water view, lovely ambiance throughout.


Review: Peacock Alley at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando

OK, I totally have ANOTHER awesome waffle sandwich to share with you today!!

And you can find it in an unlikely location…the Waldorf Astoria Orlando Resort. Nestled in Bonnet Creek, within the main gates of Walt Disney World, it’s a great mix of convenience and refinement. Plus, there are some seriously killer views of Disney’s theme parks from its balconies.

Today, we’re grabbing a casual lunch at the resort’s main lounge — Peacock Alley.

This spot’s namesake is the fashionable Peacock Alley of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City (the original was given the name due to the colorful peacock feathers the ladies wore in their hats) but while it’s elegant, you can definitely choose this location for a relaxed and casual lunch.

Atmosphere

Everything about Peacock Alley makes me want to take a deep breath, sink into a comfortable chair, and relax. The cool colors and motif of peacock feathers surrounds you throughout (even on the carpet!).

The view is of the Waldorf’s pool area and golf course. And you may even catch a glimpse of Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

There is a luxuriously appointed bar on one wall, and there’s even a peacock etched in the mirror.

Check out this awesome chandelier!

Time to take a look at the menu and see what they have to offer!

Some of the guest favorites remain on the menu from the last time we reviewed Peacock Alley, but there were several new dishes we couldn’t wait to try!

We started with a look at the Cocktail Menu. I wish I could have one of each… .

Cocktails Menu -- Click to Enlarge

In addition to the interesting cocktails, there’s a separate menu of Margaritas and Mocktails, too.

Margaritas and Mocktails Menu -- Click to Enlarge

A friend had joined me for lunch, and she opted for the simple and refreshing White Sangria. It was beautiful in the glass!

With a base of crisp Sauvignon Blanc, flavors of peach vodka, elderflower liqueur, orange juice, and white grape juice make this a bright and flavorful cocktail for an afternoon kick-back after a day at the parks. My friend loved the light addition of fresh fruit, too.

I opted for the Tropical Breeze Mocktail. It really does look like a tropical sunset in a glass, doesn’t it? And it was so refreshing — with strawberry, mango, and pineapple, topped with a splash of ginger ale.

The menu features small plates, salads, and sandwiches — an a couple of fantastic desserts. But more on that later.

Starters Menu -- Click to Enlarge

Salad Menu -- Click to Enlarge

Sandwich Menu -- Click to Enlarge

I had tried the incredible Preserved Tomato Soup, Lobster “BLT” Popovers, and the Four-Cheese Fondue with Braised Artichokes on my previous visit and all of the dishes were amazing! (I’m still dreaming of that fondue!)

So this time, we decided to try something different and opted for the chilled Avocado and Crab Summer Rolls.

Avocado and Crab Summer Rolls

The cold and pliable rice paper was filled with a good amount of crab and avocado, held together with just a little bit of creamy dressing. The Ginger Garlic Dip offered a nice contrast with just a little zip.

Avocado and Crab Summer Rolls -- Up Close

And after the appetizer, we both decided that sandwiches sounded like a good option.

We asked our server what the favorites were, and were advised that The Club is super popular. Layers of chicken breast, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and bacon also held a few surprises — like fried egg and pineapple aioli!

This thing was massive, and stuffed to the brim with goodies. The addition of a few interesting ingredients on the sandwich made it something really special!

No kidding — this is easily shareable.

But I could NOT pass up the option of the Ham and Cheese Waffle Sandwich, Peacock Alley’s answer to a Croque Monsieur.

Oh my goodness, you guys — the moment I bit into this thing I knew there was something completely different about it.

Made with spicy Tasso ham and Gruyere Cheese, once again the special ingredients elevate an otherwise common sandwich to something special.

HOWEVER…the thing I was noticing at first bite was that the waffle wasn’t your standard sweet Belgian waffle. This had been made with herbs baked right into the batter. And, in addition, there was a dusting of Sea Salt over the top. Waffle sandwiches are often criticized for being too sweet, but the savory additions here were perfect.

Ham and Cheese Waffle -- Up Close

While the potato chips that came with our sandwiches were perfectly fine, they weren’t anything special so we added an order of French Fries to share. They were crisp-tender and nicely seasoned.

With lunch behind us, we couldn’t resist a peek at the Dessert Menu.

Desserts Menu -- Click to Enlarge

What caught our eye? The Waldorf Astoria Red Velvet Cake, of course! I was very intrigued with the addition of beet puree. Hmmm… I guess that meant no bright red color would be the hallmark of this sweet treat!

When it came to our table, we found a chocolate cake with just a hint of a red hue — and a huge topping of luscious cream cheese frosting almost an inch thick. Heaven. (Stay tuned to DFB, cause I’ve got the recipe for this one coming soon!)

The cake was moist and delicious, and the frosting was creamy versus hard and lardy. We were definitely big fans of this one!

Overall

I seriously give a sigh of relaxation every time I walk into the Waldorf, and Peacock Alley continues that respite from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks. I always have great experiences here. The food is incredible, as they elevate the simplest of dishes to something special. And I leave feeling like I’ve spent an afternoon in relaxed luxury.

I hope that you have the opportunity to make it over to the Waldorf Astoria Orlando on an upcoming visit to Disney World. And if you do, be sure to take a breather in Peacock Alley. Whether you stop by for a light lunch or drinks and small plates, this haven deserves a visit.

Which dish would be your top choice at Peacock Alley? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Comments

I’d like to try to make the ham and cheese waffle sandwiches. Does anyone know if they have a mustard sauce on them, or a bechamel sauce?

All the food that you tried at Peacock Alley looks so good! If I’m ever at the Waldorf Astoria, I will try it!

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Your guide to Austin's very best sandwiches from barbecue to banh mi

There’s more to sandwiches than proteins, assorted vegetables, dressings and baked breads. In fact, Americans love their sandwiches so much that an entire month is dedicated to celebrating their very existence.

August is National Sandwich Month, and to celebrate all the amazing local options, CultureMap has picked our favorite Austin options. Read on to see if your favorites made the cut.

Garbo’s lobster roll
You may not expect to find great New England cuisine here in the South, but Garbo’s Fresh Maine Lobster isn’t your typical seafood. The restaurant serves a plethora of ocean fare, including shrimp cocktails, fish and chips, smoked salmon, oysters and baked clams, but our favorite dish by far is the lobster roll, made in both the Connecticut style (warmed in butter) and Maine style (mayonnaise, celery and lemon). The equally soft and crunchy sandwich comes with house-pickled vegetables and crisp fries.

The Hightower's carnitas
This East Seventh Street restaurant serves a myriad sandwiches and bites on its well-rounded menu. One of the most popular and decadent sandwiches the restaurant offers is the carnitas sandwich served with salsa verde, soft avocado, pickled shallots, pinto beans, crema and a bolillo roll. What’s more, in honor of National Sandwich Month, the restaurant is offering a 15 percent discount on all sandwiches during lunch hours through August 31.

FoodHeads' apple pork
You can’t go wrong with swine! Hyde Park sandwich stop FoodHeads has a delectable menu of sandwiches from every food group, but our favorite is the juicy apple pork. Grilled pork tenderloin is served with smoked gouda cheese, spinach, pungent apple and tomato pico, and honey Dijon aioli on toasted ciabbata.

Home Slice Pizza's Italian assorted
It’s not every day you go to a pizza place for a sandwich, but whenever you tire of Home Slice’s pies, try the Italian assorted. The sandwich has become a favorite of diehard Home Slice fans with its fresh-cut Italian meats (ham, Genoa salami, hard salami and capicola), locally sourced tomatoes, provolone cheese, lettuce, red onion, dressing and mayonnaise sandwiched between fresh-baked American-Italian bread.

Tam Deli's char-grilled pork banh mi
A good banh mi is hard to find and few local establishments have sourced the Vietnamese staple quite like Tam Deli. The North Lamar Boulevard cafe utilizes flaky French bread to surround an array of banh mi creations, including the savory pork with crunchy veggies. Elevate the sensory experience with a fried egg on top!

Noble Sandwich Co.'s PBLT
We find it near impossible to name our favorite sandwich at Noble Pig when all the options knock it out of the park. But if we’re forced to pick a winner, the gold medal goes to none other than the smoky PBLT. The popular Burnet Road sandwich shop does a play on the traditional BLT using smoked pork belly, romaine lettuce, roasted tomato and an aromatic garlic mayo on toasted bread.

Gourmands Cleopatra
Gourmands couldn’t have picked a better name for this beautiful vegetarian sandwich. The tall, garden-centric meal — made with havarti, marinated artichokes, black olives, poblano peppers, sliced cucumber, sprouts, soft avocado and roasted garlic mayonnaise — is a staple at this East Austin pub.

Counter Cafe's grilled pimento cheese
Down here in the South we take our pimento cheese seriously. Counter Cafe may have garnered fame for its Counter burger, but the grilled pimento cheese is a sandwich that must also be experienced. The acclaimed cafe blends an array of cheeses, diced pimentos, bibb lettuce, red onions, tomatoes and cafe-made mayonnaise surrounded by grilled nine-grain bread to create this splurge. Pair the cheesy meal with a side of sweet potato fries.

La Barbecue's La Chopped
You didn’t think we’d make it through this list without including a barbecue sandwich, did you? Franklin Barbecue boasts one of the most popular barbecue sandwiches in the city, but La Barbecue has infused a bit of magic into its version. Order this meaty entree with pulled pork or chopped brisket topped off with pickles, onion and tangy chipotle slaw. You won't go home hungry!


A Taste For Life

Items may vary by location and are subject to change.

Oyster Bar

3 Grilled Oysters

Shallot-shoyu butter & wonton crunch (Can be modified gluten free)

Oysters rockefeller

Spinach, bacon, parmesan aioli, pernod (Gluten free)

Oyster on the half

Small Plates

Chopped Chicken Salad

Red bell pepper, tomato, onion, cucumber, avocado, olives, bacon, red wine vinaigrette (Gluten free)

Crispy brussels sprouts

Pork belly, linguica, blue cheese & salted caramel (Gluten free)

Crab & shrimp fondue

Crunchy garlic toast (Can be modified gluten free)

Crispy coconut macadamia shrimp
Jumbo lump crab cake

White wine mustard, fresh slaw

Brig classic calamari strips

Cocktail sauce & jalapeño white sauce

Brig shrimp cocktail
Blt wedge salad

Iceberg wedge, chopped tomato, crumbled bacon, buttermilk blue cheese (Gluten free, Can be modified vegetarian)

Brig clam chowder
Caesar salad

Garlic croutons, parmesan (Can be modified gluten free)

Brig house salad

Dried cranberries, candied pecans, hearts of palm, crumbled blue cheese in mixed baby lettuces, house vinaigrette (Gluten free, Vegetarian)

Spinach salad

Bacon, diced tomato, hard-boiled egg, cider-cottage cheese vinaigrette (Gluten free, Can be modified vegetarian)

Crab & lobster cobb

Lobster & sweet red crab, sliced avocado, diced egg, tomato, bacon, blue cheese & mixed lettuce tossed in avocado-lime vinaigrette (Gluten free)

Large Plates

Blackened Salmon

Cauliflower fried rice, peas, carrots, pork belly, wild mushroom, green onion with tangerine-white miso sauce (Gluten free)

Vegan curry stew

Breaded cauliflower “steak”, sweet potato, eggplant, edamame, carrots, brussels sprout leaves in a yellow curry coconut sauce (Can be modified gluten free, Vegan)

French Dip

Thinly sliced beef, jack cheese, horseradish cream, au jus (Can be modified gluten free)

Macadamia Crusted Fresh Mahi Mahi

Breaded in crushed macadamia & panko, topped with lemon beurre blanc, parmesan risotto & chef’s vegetables (Can be modified gluten free)

Crispy lobster tempura tacos

Marinated cucumber-jicama salad & cilantro remoulade on blue corn tortillas, garlic truffle fries & house vegetables

Certified Sterling New York Steak

10oz cut topped with blue cheese-truffle crust, mashed potatoes, garlic french beans & red wine demi glace (Can be modified gluten free)

Crab cake sandwich

Lump blue crab cake, tomato, lettuce, mustard aioli on sourdough

Herb grilled mahi mahi sandwich

Lettuce, tomato, avocado, cilantro aioli on brioche (Can be modified gluten free)

Shrimp & crab louie

Shrimp, crab, avocado, egg, cucumber, tomato, mixed greens, louie dressing (Gluten free)

Wagyu burger

1/2 lb American wagyu, smoked bacon, wild mushroom confit, caramelized onion, roasted garlic spread, bibb lettuce & aged cheddar, hand-cut french fries (Can be modified gluten free)

Daily fresh catch

Ask your server (Can be modified gluten free)

Chicken milanesa

Parmesan-panko & herb crusted, goat cheese polenta & puttanesca relish with a roasted tomato sauce (Can be modified gluten free)

The Classics

Crab Stuffed Jumbo Prawns

Wrapped in bacon & broiled, served with mashed potatoes, chef’s vegetables & jalapeño white sauce (Can be modified gluten free)

Parmesan crusted sautéed sand dabs

Lemon butter sauce, parmesan risotto & broccolini

Signature grilled marinated swordfish

Avocado lime butter (Gluten free)

Grilled sonoran spiced swordfish tacos

Cabbage, salsa fresca, cheddar, ranch dressing, corn tortillas (Gluten free)

The brig’s famous fish tacos

Cabbage, salsa fresca, cheddar, corn tortillas, ranch dressing

Golden ale-battered cod fish & chips

Wild Alaskan cod & hand-cut french fries

Wok-charred ahi

Seared sushi-grade tuna, wok-tossed vegetables, jasmine rice & wasabi-shoyu sauce (Gluten free)


Watch the video: Lobster u0026 Seafood BLT Sub (September 2021).