We Heart More Sandwiches

It has taken some time and planning, but we have gradually made it around to a handful of the sandwich shops you recommended to us last fall. There are still more places on our "to try" list, so this fun (and delicious) little adventure remains ongoing.

The Sensuous Sandwich
378 E 1300 S, Orem
163 W Center St, Provo

In addition to the mighty fine sandwiches and super cheap prices, there was a poster of a skateboarding monkey above our booth. I mean, can a dining experience get much better? I had the Enticer (pastrami) while Kristen went for the Super Saucy (roast beef with BBQ sauce). Other sandwiches on the menu include the Stimulator, the Satisfier, and the Au Natural. With risqué names like that, I'm surprised the conservative Mormon moms of Utah county aren't outside picketing and writing letters to the editor. Think of the children!

Tony Caputo's Market & Deli
314 W 300 S, Salt Lake City

If you crave authentic Italian sandwiches, then this is the place for you. Their menu prominently features fancy sounding meats like prosciutto, mortadella, and capicolo, so you know it's the genuine article. When heading for the car to leave I noticed a little design firm next door. I immediately wanted to send them my resumé—just so I could eat lunch here multiple times a week.

Cucina Deli
1026 E 2nd Ave, Salt Lake City

Cucina Deli boasts great food and a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere to match. Their lone slip-up was accidentally putting cranberry mayo instead of chipotle mayo on my pastrami sandwich, making for a rather unusual flavor combination. When I mentioned this mistake to one of the workers they cheerfully made me a new one, so no harm done I suppose. Across the street from the deli was a large white house with rainbow-striped siding. Ah, the Avenues.

Grove Market & Deli
1906 S Main St, Salt Lake City

When you walk into Grove Market & Deli, it feels like you have stepped into a different era. The narrow aisles are packed with people as you make your way to the deli counter in the back. As for the sandwiches, they are ridiculously huge. For around $8-9, you can get a double wide footlong piled with fresh meat and toppings. Kristen and I split one, and it was big enough to feed both of us for two lunches. Since we were sharing, unfortunately I couldn't convince her to go for their signature sandwich, the "Big John," which comes fully loaded with ham, turkey, roast beef, pastrami, corned beef, salami, bologna, provolone, and american cheese.


Christie said...

Grove's is very close to where I live.. Did you ever make it to Moochies?

Dave said...

Nope, still haven't made it to Moochie's. A steaming meatball sub or cheese steak just doesn't sound as appetizing during the heat of the summer. Maybe sometime this fall...

Caitlinp said...

Mmm...Sensuous Sandwich. But you didn't mention the comics on the tables under glass!