Saturday, October 13, 2012

Charleston Bakery and Delicatessan - Summerville, SC

These guys moved here from West Ashley.  They had a good reputation and, judging by the crowd, it carried over here.  This even though road construction makes it a bit interesting to get into the parking lot.

They have a very extensive menu of breakfast and lunch foods, as well as a coming soon section that promises things like cheese blintzes, latkes and dutch babies!

I had the Havana Cubano: Slow roasted pork shoulder, orange mojo, jalapenos and more.  I had a great one of these in Key West, so the challenge is on!  Let's call it a tie.  The meals were completely different but both excellent.  The shoulder here was sliced thinly and super tender.  The bread was homemade and very flavorful.  The flavors melded well and were perfectly balanced.  Score it a 4.5

Kari got the Reuben #2 (of 5): This version had corned beef, pastrami, kraut, swiss and russian dressing.  What a great combination of flavors on a great bread.  Tons of meat!  Give it a 4.5 as well.

She also got Matzo Ball Soup: Kari really enjoyed that it was flavorful without being too salty.  The chunks of onions melded well with the matzo ball.  4.75.

The service was friendly, though a little bit harried and the coffee was excellent.

Only two minor suggestions: Have menus staged somewhere other than the counter.  I watched a bunch of people in line wondering where the menus were.  The other would be to put the sides in a bowl on the plate.  My Tomato, Cucumber, Feta salad was awesome, but it did leak into my sandwich and make the bread soggy.

Wouldn't let either of those issues stop you from coming here.  The food and atmosphere is top notch.  We will be back regularly!

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