The newest sandwich sensation in Sacramento has arrived:Â The Sandwich Spot.Â While, I’ll admit, not the catchiest name for a sandwich spot, “The Sandwich Spot” does connote an air of casual grace and casual food that works well with the neighborhood surrounding The Sandwich Spot.Â You will spotÂ The Sandwich Spot on the corner of 18th and Q streets in Sacramento.Â The Sandwich Spot is, as the name suggests, a spot for sandwiches, but don’t be misled, The Sandwich Spot also serves drinks and chips and salads.Â “What kind of sandwich spot serves drinks?” you may ask.Â “The Sandwich Spot,” I would reply.Â “What kind of sandwiches does The Sandwich Spot serve?” you would then ask.Â Good question.Â The sandwiches at The Sandwich Spot fall somewhere between Beach Hut Deli (Hooters Deli to you and me) and Togo’s, simple recipes loaded with odd additions like bbq sauce, cream cheese, teriyaki and something called “bomb sauce.”Â “What the hell is ‘bomb sauce’?” you might ask.Â As far as I can tell, “bomb sauce” is Italian dressing with chili peppers in it.Â I suggest that you skip the “bomb sauce” unless you want to be tasting The Sandwich Spot for the rest of the day and well into the night.Â
More than any aspect of my Sandwich Spot experience, I was most impressed with The Sandwich Spot’s order flow.Â Most new restaurants take many weeks or(in the case of Tex Wasabi’s) many months to get their act together when it comes to service.Â The Sandwich Spot, however, has it down to a science in this, their second week of existence.Â The sandwich maker spotted me in line and welcomed me to The Sandwich Spot.Â He made my sandwich to order (chicken salad on sourdough, with bomb sauce, regrettably), shuffled me off to the cashier and was on to the next client within minutes.Â Halfway throughÂ myÂ meal,Â The Sandwich Spot manager came by my table to make sure everything was ok.Â An impressive showing indeed byÂ The Sandwich Spot owners and staff alike.
My Sandwich Spot sandwich was good, fresh and tasty, but marred by the twenty or so condiments all fighting for my attention, for in addition to the bomb sauce, I also got mayo, mustard, some kind of chipotle sauce, pepper plant sauce, dolphin tears and the blood of Christ.Â Next time, I’ll be a little more reserved with the ordering and try one of the simpler combination of ingredients.Â But go again I will, for in this age of fast food disingenuity, I will partronize well staffed spots for sandwiches with regularity.Â Well done, Sandwich Spot!
The Sandwich Spot- 18th & Q, Sacramento
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