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Heritage Table Restaurant Pivots to a Sandwich Pop-Up

Sandwiches using meat we love are now available in Frisco.EXPAND
Sandwiches using meat we love are now available in Frisco.
courtesy of Impractical Sandwich
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As of today, there’s a new sandwich pop-up in Frisco.

The Heritage Table, one of the Observer’s Top 100 Restaurants, is closed — “until the pandemic has resolved whether via vaccine, herd immunity or another conclusion,” according to a news release this week.

In the meantime, we have another reason to drive to Frisco: Owner Rich Vana is starting The Impractical Sandwich, a pop-up where you’ll find “gourmet brown bag sandwiches” and house-cured deli meats.

The takeout concept is semipermanent and opens Thursday. If you’re a lover of Heritage Table, you’ll find the same meats, pickles, breads, preserves and dressings from local farms and ranches here.

The smoked brisket cheesesteak
The smoked brisket cheesesteak
courtesy of Impractical Sandwich

“As I have sought to lead The Heritage Table through this year, we have not gone unscathed – indeed, our entire industry is on the brink of a collapse,” Vana said in the release. “The decisions I have been forced to make as a result of the pandemic have had to balance the welfare of our guests, the welfare of our employees and the welfare of the restaurant all at once; the first two of greater ethical import than the latter.”

You can get deli products by the pound — such as smoked wagyu beef bologna ($12) and butternut squash soup ($7.50 for a pint).

Sandwiches that sound worth trying include a smoked brisket cheesesteak ($15) and a shrimp and sausage po' boy ($15).

The Impractical Sandwich, 7110 Main St., Frisco. Open 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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