Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sandwich fun fact

I would like to make a special dedication to Ethiopia and Morocco. in each of these visionary cultures forks and knives are not customary. But rather they have large pieces of delicious flat bread about the table. They tear off chunks and use them as eating utensils. Basically, they make a mini sandwich out of every bite of food they take! Imagine that...Heres to you Morocco and Ethiopia! And probably some other countries!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Roman's "A world of sandwiches"

On Ventura blvd in sherman oaks there exists another world... made entirely of sanwiches. Well, not really, but thats the slogan. I had driven by Roman's several times before and remember being thoroughly enticed by the notion. Today was the day. I woke up with a hunger from down under and decided to give it a whirl.
I noticed a rather large group of eastern european women at a table. These women have been cooking delicious meals throughout their whole lives, this was a promising sign, seeing that they were patronizing Roman's and must have pretty high standards.
My attention was also grabbed by the free salad/ condiment bar equipped with slaw, shredded carrots and a couple of other salads... not too shabby! I'm definately not one to pass up some free slaw and if your taking the time to read this, chances are, neither are you...

Roman's is also a bakery which often insures good bread. I went with the turkey club. The pieces of turkey were sliced large reminisent of Boston Market. A tad bit dry, but they made up for it with the fresh salad (balsamic) to help wash it down. Plus I threw some yellow mustard on it which goes a long way. Overall I'd give the sammie a 7.5 out of 10. not half bad. They also have a wide assortment of wraps, salads and thin crust pizza. All in all the experience was pretty fun. So if your ever in this neck of the woods, the address is 15100 Ventura blvd by the sepulveda intersection. Chow!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Whats in YOUR fridge?

Ok bawlers, today I was flying blind into lunch... No preconcieved menu for the day. It was improv time. upon opening the fridge, I noticed I still had salami left from the Texas Tornadoes. I also had hamburger buns from burgers. But we won't get into burgers just yet, theres a heated debate as to which family our flame broiled brothers belong to (repeat three times fast.) I also had shredded mexican cheese. It was toaster time.

I toasted the salami under the cheese because I was using a bun, which garuantees that the bottom won't be soggy. On a side note, I also seperated every slice of salami before laying it down. I don't know if its placebo or actually tastes way better when you do that. Feel free to comment on this. I think it has something to do with the air seperating it and the density of the sandwich. Fast forward:

I luckily had the three wisemen on hand; onion lettuce and tomatoe. Now, French's yellow mustard and salami is a holy matrimony like Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman. Exquisite... Down to the last bite!