Today is Friday the 13th. And amongst the tales of bad luck woes, I thought I would pepper in a blog about our very own Sandwich Nazi. If you've heard the word, the Soup Nazi in NY (from Seinfeld) has re-opened his shop. Our Sandwich Nazi has a few things in common with the Soup Nazi, most notably, delish food that you need to order as it's prepared, people! I love this guy because he isn't afraid to tell the customer what's what (Like how food illiterate they are, "THIS IS HOW THEY PREPARE IT IN PARIS, HONEY"). Similar to the Soup Nazi's restaurant in Seinfeld, this place has AMAZING food for an UNREAL price. Our Sandwich Nazi is a very talented chef with a penchant for procedures no matter how busy they are. The shop could be empty save for me and Hawkins and the Sandwich Nazi will still call out, "CAJUN CHICKEN WORKING...TWO CAJUN CHICKENS WORKING ALL DAY!!!". (WTF does that even mean??) I think most of his irritation comes when customers don't want to eat the food as it's made - they want McDonald's. Hello? Gourmet sandwich shop people, not some random deli. If I had to put up with people changing my recipes all day, I'd be in a pretty foul mood. What this guy needs is Bon Qui Qui, who will tell customers not to get "Cra-zay" for him so he doesn't have to deal with their butchering of fine foods.
I bet you are wondering the name of this sandwich shop. I want to tell you... I SO want to tell you. But I am afraid I might get rejected on the basis of this blog. I've already given them a raving review on Yelp, if that helps. Given that Jerry Seinfeld was BANNED from the Soup Nazi's establishment after portraying Al Yeganeh (the chef) in a negative light, I don't want to suffer the same fate. The sandwiches are that good. You will never look at a grilled cheese the same way ever again. However, word to the wise, if you are building your own sandwich, order bread, dressing, meat/cheeses/veggies, THEN toppings. It should be in order. Our Sandwich Nazi, like the Soup Nazi, favors efficiency. Shoot, I might even have it wrong! NO SANDWICH FOR ME!
The best part about having our own Sandwich Nazi is it gives character to an otherwise boring street block. Sure we have Five Guys, but that's entirely unhealthy and can be found next to the Target in the 'burbs. We have the standard cupcake shop, a couple of deli's and stupid housewares crap. Our Sandwich Nazi's shop is a quaint little eatery in a renovated row house that has a slight french feel to it. I want to come in with a beret and say "Oui oui, a little brie for me!". But I don't probably because I am the only person on the planet who has that urge. Also, it pretty much guarantees I won't get a sandwich. Theatrics aren't appropriate in that shop. Do not insult the Sandwich Nazi... Or...
NO SANDWICH FOR YOU!
*I haven't seen him reject anyone's order but I have seen people not order because he let them know it's absurd to overcook his dishes. He makes it as it's taught in culinary school, dammit.