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Two Saltie Sandwiches

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Took two trips to Saltie this weekend.  Their menu includes sandwiches, pastries, ice cream, and fresh teas.

Scuttlebutt yesterday. Captain’s Daughter this morning.

I had hibuscus tea with the Scuttlebutt.  It was nice, bright, and a little tannic.  The sandwich — like many of their sandwiches — is served on oily (I mean that in a good way), crispy, salty foccaccia.  The menu says that Scuttlebutt has h.b. eggs, cauliflower, pickles, feta, black olives, capers and pepper aioli.  I dont recall there actually being cauliflower, pickles, or black olives, but I basically wolfed it down.  Of note, the egg was just barely hard-boiled so it was really creamy and it had a perfect complement in the aioli.  The sandwich also had shaved scallions and radishes, fresh mint, and fresh dill.

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Written by jayrhu

June 6, 2010 at 3:48 pm

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Tortilla Española

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tortillamexicoAlthough it’s been a while (read: at least two weeks) since I last ate a tortilla española (aka tortilla de patatas or Spanish omelette), I thought it was a fitting subject for my first post in a long time. I love these things. I remember the first one I ate, at a chain restaurant in Sevilla called Pan y Mas, I think. It was 1999 and it was awesome. That first tortilla was in sandwich form, with grilled peppers and mayonnaise. I think I ate about 10 of them in 12 days in Spain.

Nine years later, in the airport in Mexico City after 6 days of savory, varied, and gastrointestinally-devastating Mexican food, I ordered the tortilla española. It was a mediocre tortilla, cold, but it came to me with a smile and “hair” in the form of julienned carrots and a leaf of lettuce (see photo). It was like Mexico City’s sarcastic response to the fact that I ordered a Spanish dish for the last meal of my visit.

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Written by trencherman

January 13, 2009 at 12:27 am