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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Surviving the move!

As I stated in a previous post, we recently moved. Moving was so much easier as a college student with just a bed and clothes...I love being an adult with nice furniture, but it sure does make moving a bigger (and more expensive) chore.

One of the hardest things for me to deal with was not being able to cook at home since everything was in an upheaval. But in temporary situations like getting the kitchen remodeled or moving, you do the best you can. One of the restaurants that helped get us through our move week was All About the Bread, a sandwich shop located on Melrose. The angle they are promoting is that the basis of any great sandwich is the bread. Their "artisan, handcrafted" bread is a nice chewy sour dough, hearty enough to support all the good stuff they pile on top...

The first time we tried their sandwiches was back in the summer when we were headed to the Hollywood Bowl. For this outing, I opted for the Caprese (heirloom tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella and sun dried tomato dressing). After parking and schlepping up the hill to our seats, we were plenty hungry. Eating in darkness is a bit of a leap of faith, relying only on your sense of smell and taste. The first bite of the Caprese was an explosion of fresh tomato and mozzarella on a slightly (appropriately) chewy roll. A tomato and mozz sandwich can be pretty wet, but the bread staunchly supported the sandwich contents to the end.

On one of our move nights (and there were a few), we got a large Godfather sandwich and split it. The Godfather is an Italian meat and cheese sub (Spicy Capocollo, Mortadella, Prosciutto di Parma, Ham, Genoa Salami and Provolone) loaded up with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and hot peppers. The default condiments are mustard, vegan mayo and Italian dressing; we passed on the mayo. In the future, I would pass on the mustard as well...it's just not necessary with all of the flavors that are currently going on. The artisan bread easily held this masterpiece together as it had the Caprese months earlier. I am looking forward to trying a meatball sandwich next time....

1 comment:

Victor said...

They make a great sandwich!