So round two at the little red store was enjoyable…
We went in hoping to try the chili and sweet potato soup but these two items on their online menu were not on the menu today, nor was the Cubano (which they call duque, or something like that.)
I opted for the “koller” and my friend had the “red store club.” My friend spoke to the Latina lady (in spanish) behind the counter and she confirmed they no longer have a Cuban sandwich which was a disappointment.
She got a sample of the pea soup and it was really good! It didn’t have chunks of ham like my grandmother’s soup, but it had a great smoke flavor and our free sample was actually a nice serving. Kudos to the staff for the nice taster.
The Koller was again a top notch sandwich but I think I might see if they have some balsamic and evoo next time…or I will bring some. The semolina bread here is on point!
My friend’s club was great. I had some of it and the cheddar with the crisp bacon was a great combo. I can’t say the turkey was the star of the club as the other ingredients took over. The bacon was delicious, the cheddar wasn’t overwhelming but was bold, and the toasted bread rounded this sandwich out nicely…great balance. My hat is off.
Overall, I have had two good experiences here. Again, they serve everything to go. So you have to take out your food from a paper bag. Maybe you need to ask to eat it inside. I am not sure. Nonetheless, they are making some good sandwiches. A few details could be worked out but the ingredients here are quality and I would like to here some other opinions.