Hello, good people of Atlanta. Here comes a minor post about two decent but not great sandwiches.
At left we have the “Korean” at 7 Hens, the Decatur sandwich shop that serves a variety of internationally themed chicken schnitzel sandwiches and appears to be the prototype of a hoped-for franchise operation. I like the place well enough, and my kid loves it, so we go now and again.
I thought the latest offering would be right my wheelhouse. Fried chicken strips, kimchee and a slathering of galbi sauce? Yes please. Unfortunately, it all turned mushy and goopy fast, and the chicken lost its all-important crunch. The over-marinated, falling-apart cucumbers I chose for a side didn’t help. I’ve liked other stuff here better.
Next up, the “Rebel Reuben” at Wright’s Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe in Dunwoody. Sliced turkey breast joins sweet cole slaw, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on grilled pumpernickel bread. It was fine – something I might order again (without cole slaw: this non-rebel wants sauerkraut) if a deli across the street from my office served it. But “gourmet” in my book means better bread, sharper cheese and a crispier griddle job.
A slice of decent coconut cake made for a good ending to the meal.
There you have it. Got any better sandwiches for me to try?
- by John Kessler for the Food & More blog