I had bought a coupon from Living Social back in February and had it pinned to my bulletin board at home ever since. I bought it because the deal was for gourmet sandwiches and I know how much Chad loves sandwiches. I was trying to be a thoughtful yet frugal wife.
I knew that this place was on Main street, I just thought it was trendy Main street not scuzzy Main street. So when Chad and I planned a Saturday lunch date a few months ago to go eat gourmet sandwiches, I canceled it due to Chads over reaction towards ‘going to a place on Main and Hastings’. You want to be negative and snobby, then you get NO SANDWICHES. Looking back on it now, it’s kind of like I was dealing with a 5 year old.
Anyways, the coupon was expiring soon so this past Saturday, since we were somewhat in the area (not really but close enough), and Chad was somewhat behaving (not really but close enough) we decided to use it. What was really special was that we had just come from a wedding and were looking super fancy compared to the rest of the Main street adventure seekers.
Scent of a Sandwich is a catering kitchen and retail shop serving healthy lunches to the Down Town East Side. They are right in the heart of the action, and you can imagine that some people, like Chad, might have an adverse reaction to having lunch at a place located in such an area. However, this is exactly why you never judge a book by it’s cover. Their sammich shop was very cute, featuring local photography on the walls, and had a great spot to people watch. We sat at the front window and watched life go by on the DTES, something you rarely get to do.
Our sandwiches were fabulous. You get to build your own, so mine consisted of a Ciabatta bun with roasted chicken, Havarti, mixed greens, onions, tomatoes, and a delicious herb mayo. A simple sandwich but so so so good! They even sliced the meat fresh right in front of us. I appreciated the thick slices of roasted chicken. They were so flavorful!
Scent of a Woman? NO! Scent of a Sandwich.
Sandwiches smell better then women anyways. Right?
We parked quite far away because Chad was driving his car (something he never does anymore) and he is very particular about where he parks it, plus there was not a lot of parking near the shop. Not a big deal though as it gave us an opportunity to walk around Chinatown, something I haven’t done in forever. You get such different smells walking through Chinatown, I quite enjoy it. One day I want to head down there with someone who knows what everything is. It would be such a neat experience. Chad was tempted to buy one of those visors for $4.50. I really think he should have.