Surprising. That creamy first bite of a pastrami reuben. The earthiness of the purple potatoes in their blue cheese potato salad. The zip in their blackberry sage soda. $11.66 for the trio makes it slightly more expensive than other lunch places in Downtown Boise. But let's be honest. It's good. It's worth the wait to stand in line during the hot summer days.
Let's break down that pastrami reuben ($8.50). A healthy amount of thinly sliced beef pastrami sitting underneath purple cabbage slaw and a slce of gruyere chese, with a slathering of russian relish dressing. The slaw makes it fresh, the relish makes it tangy, and the cheese makes it rich. It's familiar, yet surprisingly different.
Pair that with the potato salad and a refreshingly zippy blackberry sage mimosa ($7), and it's pure decadence masquerading as simple lunch fare.
Let's say you want to opt for the Turkey and Brie ($8) instead. A fine choice, I might add. In this case it's the apples and fig preserves that elevate the sandwich, making you wonder why you haven't tasted anything like that before.
You'll find similar offerings with everything else on their menu. From the salmon lox to the smoked pork cubano, Both of which, by the way, I ask for a lemon slice to spritz on top of.
I hate only one thing: They are not open on Saturdays or Evenings. Why? It's selfish really. Because I want to have a mimosa without having to go back to work after I drink it. In fact. I may want to have two.
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