Pasadena, CA

National Sandwich Day

Peter Dills

Pasadena Sandwich Co.

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I hope you know that we are just a few days away from National Sandwich Day (November 3). Do Foodie's look at this as our Christmas? With a beautiful package all wrapped and ready for eating. As a little kid I marked my calendar! Last week I visited Connal's on E. Washington and this past week I visited an old friend.  You know it's always my intention to give you the best of the best.  There are so many restaurants in the area.  I stumble upon a few and you my readers e-mail me some from time to time and I even scour Facebook to probe the internet for terrestrial treasures.  

Is a Sandwich Shop worth an actual review?  I believe so, I know many enjoy making one at home, but I have found it tough to review most of those homespun delights. So, where do I like to go for a good sandwich? Two of my favorite places are in East Pasadena.  One is Whole Foods. Yes, they make a great sandwich, and you can direct the maestro to fix it any way you like.  The sandwiches run about $9.50+.  

The second spot I like is The Pasadena Sandwich Shop.  You can sit down or go right to the deli case.  I usually go directly to the case.  This family run business has not missed a beat in the past three years,
The Pasadena Sandwich Shop has done what Jerry's Deli and Ben's Deli weren't able to do.  Stay in business.  The restaurant itself is small; in fact it is located in a small office building, wedged between a dry cleaners and a vacant real estate office.  

The prices range between $9 and $14.  I have yet to finish an entire sandwich. Take the challenge yourself! Here are a few of my recent lunches: The Big PCS "B" Roast Beef - cheddar, lettuce, tomato with Russian dressing on a French Roll; The "Chicago" Corned Beef - Pastrami, Swiss, cole slaw (it's triple decker on rye); and again, good luck in finishing one!!! The Sheepherder - Corned Beef, Pastrami, Turkey, Salami, Swiss - It's a triple-decker on Rye.  

You can mix and match meats and breads or you can "Trust The Cook," ($16) whatever the cook feels as a fancy for the day. My suggestion, bring a friend to share.  

Platters are available, and the restaurant offers chips and soda.  Dine in or take out is available.
Peter's Condiment Tip:  They have spicy beaver mustard, a must!!

Pasadena Sandwich Co.

259 Sierra Madre Villa


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