It was delicious. There was thinly sliced pork and prosciutto, house-made pickles and the perfect amount of mayo and mustard for their take on a Cuban. Plus it was all piled on a crunchy, perfectly made ciabatta. The menu is small but there's a little something for everyone. The gal at the counter told me they are working on a dinner menu so I look forward to that! But the focus on house baked bread is definitely one that will make this a go-to lunch spot for me.
- Adriana's: The Hill is chock full of amazing delis and cafes. And if I had children, I imagine picking a favorite is like picking that favorite child. But I've always been partial to Adriana's because in addition to their sandwiches always being spot on, they have some of the best soup in the city. My go to is the Mambo Siciliano. Piled high with Cappicola, Ham, Pepper Cheese, it's got a kick of heat and fair warning, it's a messy, but worth every napkin it takes to get it from dripping down your shirt.
- Blue City Deli: This is a bit of a St. Louis institution. It's the perfect corner spot. You can almost always guarantee you'll see someone you know in the line that often snakes out the door. I love the Benton Park. It's got everything you want - turkey, ham, roast beef and its finished off with a creamy, red pepper sauce.
- Companion: Many people say the BLT to have in St. Louis is from Crown Candy but I personally don't need 14 slices of bacon on my sandwich (I know, I know, no such thing as too much bacon..). But I personally love the one found at Companion. It's a pretty hefty sandwich but it's not going to put me in a food coma. Plus the bread at Companion is a St. Louis classic.
- Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium: There are so many great choices at Fozzies. Plus I love the people there. They're always on hand to nudge you towards trying something new. Plus I'm all about places that are quick, fairly inexpensive but still take the time and effort to grow herbs and produce on sight.