Well, besides being the hottest month of the year, August is also National Sandwich Month. That's 31 days honoring the carbo-loaded food item and the sandwich artists (that includes us) who make them. We figured we would share a few local restaurants where City of Aters might enjoy commemorating the sandwich celebration.
First, you have Plano's Big Easy New Orleans Style Sandwich. It offers a variety of Cajun-style sandwiches like fried crawfish, barbeque oysters, muffelettas, and a meatball poboy. If you decide to stop by this place, then let us suggest trying the B.O.L.T. -- that would bacon, oysters, lettuce, and tomatoes.
Sure, when you stop by Jimmy's Food Store you have Italian meats and imported cheeses on the brain. Why not walk to the back and take a look at their sandwich menu featuring over 10 different Italian-style sandwiches. Our favorite is the Italian Stallion- a 6 or 12 inch (depending on how hungry you are) sandwich made up of mortadella, capicola, sopressata, pepperoni, provolone, porketta, coppa, mozzarella and prosciutto.
And if don't feel like leaving the office or comfort of your home, you can choose the delivery option. Jimmy John's that has a wide delivery selection, including the J.J. Gargantuan, invented by Jimmy John's brother Huey. The Gargantuan concoction is Genoa salami, smoked ham, capicola, roast beef, turkey, provolone, onions, mayo, lettuce, tomato, and homemade Italian dressing on a French bun. Or you could go the P.D. Johnson's Dog Day Deli route and have any hot, cold, basic, or meatless sandwich delivered your way.
We realize they're tons of restaurants that offer a good bread, meat, and cheese combo; so feel free to leave suggestions in the comment box.
Also going on this week....
Sullivan's Steakhouse is offering Summer of $69 three-course dinner special for guests until the end of the summer. For $69 per couple or $35 per person, guests will enjoy chilled asparagus bisque, filet mignon, horseradish-mashed potatoes, and New York-style cheesecake. For more information, visit www.sullivansteakhouse.com.
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The Quarter Bar, which is a part of Uptown's Bread Winners, is offering frozen adult treats at the bar on the second floor rooftop. They're called Booze Pops and cost $6 a piece. The liquor used to make the frozen treat varies nightly.
Twisted Root Burger Company will be giving away a free homemade root beer popsicle every Tuesday during the month of August. All you have to do is visit any of the Twisted Root locations between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Man, the world would be complete if Twisted Root and the Quarter Bar combined ideas and we could receive free liquor popsicles!
La Duni at NorthPark Center mall will be celebrating the release of the new movie Eat, Pray, Love by serving a three-course dinner on Friday, August 13, at 5:30 p.m. The dinner will be $40 per guest, and that includes a free movie ticket and goodie bag. For more information or to make a reservation, call 214-987-2260.
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