We needed a quick but cute lunch when my outlaws were recently in town. We needed to sit down, eat a quick, reasonably priced sandwich, and then head out to the New York State Museum. (It's free. It's freezing. There's a carousel. Why not?) We considered Scratch Bakery Cafe, but it was a little too small for this time around. A few doors down is Debbie's Kitchen.
Little did I know at the time that Debbie actually sold her Kitchen in 2010, and now it's Tom's kitchen, really.
Whoever's kitchen it is, it's a nice one. You can get half a sandwich with a small soup as a combo (you know how I love combos, or really, the opportunity to eat more than one dish).
We had tasty sweet potato coconut something soup, the roasted red pepper soup, and a lentil vegetable, too. We were all souped up, you could say.
I almost followed FIL with a Thanksgiving-ish turkey/cranberry sandwich, but then I picked turkey, garlic mayo, tomato, spinach, and dill Havarti. On PUMPERNICKEL. No one EVER has pumpernickel!!! I was so happy that I took a bite before taking a picture.
J had corned beef, pastrami, Swiss, and slaw (his third Reubenesque sandwich of the week, and I'm not talking ladies with curves), and MIL had the tuna salad with apples, nuts, and cheddar. She was very pleased by the texture and flavors, and it led to a discussion about how the heck the people on Chopped (not to mention Iron Chef, Top Chef, and just chefs generally all over the place) know what acid to add or spices to mix in order to get that wow factor.
We'll definitely be back to Debbie's kitchen for a yummy, fresh, quick lunch. And next time we'll get one of the delicious looking treats from the display.
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