The East Hampton Sandwich Co. is sailing its upscale nautical-themed sandwich shop northward to the Shops at Legacy in Plano. The first spot, in University Park's Snider Plaza, opened last fall. Founder Hunter Pond wanted to bring the sandwiches he found while vacationing in northeast to the Dallas area.
Pond, who quit law school to get in the restaurant business, worked the rounds with the Spillers Group (Eno's, Union Bear) to get a hang of things, but always had his eye on creating the perfect sandwich. And he's done quite well.
Late last year, Observer food critic Scott Reitz reviewed EHSC, where in addition to tasty sandwiches he also found some surprises, including stand-up doughnuts and the best house-made potato chips he'd ever tasted. Reitz also wrote that they served "the best sandwiches you can buy right now in Dallas."
The new spot will have a patio and larger bar area, and the menu will be the same as the original restaurant. The most expensive item is the lobster roll ($16); cheaper fare includes a duo of grilled cheese sandwiches, a cheeseburger or chicken sandwich for $9. But the prices are in line with the quality ingredients from house-made sauces to the lovely fresh Empire Baking Co. bread. All of the desserts, including those doughnut holes, are made from scratch daily.
Pond hopes to have the new spot open by late summer.