Back to Franklin's. A celebratory (but kind of sad) lunch. But there was nothing sad about The Vulcan Mind Meld -- Primanti Bros. Style. Pastrami, corned beef, pickle slices, Swiss, provolone, slaw, skinny fries, hots, tomatoes, and Thousand Island dressing on toasted marble (rye/pumpernickel). For $12 I got this enormous sandwich that I somehow managed to finish. And then I wanted so so badly to take a nap.
I almost got the Cherry Glen Goat Cheese salad, which had DUCK. Apples and walnuts and other stuff too, but duck confit? Puhleeez people. I just didn't feel much like lettuce today. More like slaw.
EGM didn't want to stray far from her ordinary course--merguez mini burgers with tzatziki. Service was great, as per usual, and our sodas were kept super filled. Like our bellies.
5121 Baltimore Ave
Metro: Red line to Rhode Island Ave or Green Line to College Park, then a Metrobus that gets you to Franklin's on Route 1. There's gotta be a few. Or drive! Parking in the lot next door is 25 cents per hour--major bargain compared to the meters in Arlington.