In addition to having busy Saturdays over the counter at the Kitchener Market, we’ve been expanding our weekday catering to offices in the region. To that effect, we’ve introduced a couple of better-travelling sandwiches to the menu this time around.
First off, the Reuben is taking a break until fall of 2017 to make room for our new roast beef sandwich – Medium-rare roasted Ontario eye of round is sliced thinly and piled between toasted rye with a crunchy cabbage slaw and a tangy horseradish mayonnaise we make in-house. We’re really happy with the results and think you’ll notice a difference in quality from your typical roast beef sandwich.
Our barbecue chicken sandwich was inspired by southern ingredients, and our green tomato harvest for the year. We made a bright relish from the unripe tomatoes, apples, and bell peppers – of which we have run out. Time for a change of the chicken guard! Popular demand has brought back the Tom-Yum chicken salad sandwich – inspired by the Thai soup of the same name, we make a savoury chicken salad from roasted whole chickens with lemongrass, galangal, chili, bell pepper, and celery.
We’re changing up our menu for October and November. Gone are the TLC and the El Granjero, due to tomatoes and corn respectively rotating out of season. Our new offerings in their place are as follows. A fall-inspired bacon sandwich called ‘The Crandaddy’ garnished with an apple and cranberry chutney, spinach and cheddar cheese. For the vegetarians we’re going with a veggie burger called ‘The Baroness’ made from black beans and roasted vegetables – this cooks on our grill and sits on a toasted whole wheat kaiser with crisp lettuce, roasted garlic mayonnaise, and pickled red onions.
The Oktoberfest Festhalle this year will be at our home turf in the Kitchener Market as a substitute for the usual Frederick and King location. We’re leaving the O-Fest menu selections to the experts, but please do stop on by for lunch sometime while the the ceremonies are on – the building will be licensed for this occasion. Prost!
It’s a great time of the year for sandwiches! The Farmer’s Market is rife with beautiful veggies for the summer – pickling cucumbers, tomatoes, berries and fresh greens of all sorts – corn is starting to come in and we’ve got new potatoes to look forward to soon. We just got a massive harvest of garlic scapes from Nick’s dad and we’re looking forward to getting our hands on this year’s hot pepper harvest. Pickling time is now so we’re hoarding jars! We’re celebrating a fresher time with a departure from the menu of the Ms. Piggy and the B.B. Squash. We’re treating our bacon right with tomato, lettuce, chèvre and chipotle, hold the pork for vegetarians. Back by popular demand is also the El Granjero, a chorizo sausage patty garnished with a corn, bell pepper and lime salsa on a bun.
We’ll be repeating last year’s vacation itinerary, closing on August 16th and returning on the 30th. We’re excited to rejuvenate and do a bit of traveling. We’ll also be rocking some deep cleaning, remodeling, and organizing at the stand.
Our breakfast sandwich – consisting of our house made bacon, pan-fried farm egg any style, leaf lettuce and mayonnaise on a whole wheat kaiser – $6 after taxes – has graduated beyond being a Saturday morning only sandwich. We have been getting some interest in this sandwich outside the times we had been serving it. We’ve decided to promote it to a full-time menu item, just not for delivery. If you want to try out our simple but great bacon and egg sandwich, but it’s not Saturday before 11am, you are now in luck!
It’s been a whirlwind week coming back from the holiday break. Due to deliveries, prep, sign changes, and some unexpected equipment failure, it took us until Friday to complete our menu change for January!
We’re introducing the Tex-Hen, so far to a warm reception – a fajita-like chicken sandwich with black beans, peppers, chipotle and sour cream on toasted whole wheat.
Due to popular demand, and its wonderful appropriateness for the winter months, our Reuben has also found its way back to our menu. It’ll likely be for a while this time – this one is famous for causing an uproar when it leaves the menu. If you haven’t tried one of these, do so, it’s a little different from your traditional Reuben, but in a good way!
After a long wait, it’s finally time for the brown butter squash sandwich to make a comeback on our menu. We never would have guessed that a vegetarian sandwich would be among our most requested, but we are pretty proud of this one. We roast butternut and acorn squashes in the oven until tender, then scoop them and blend with Monforte goat’s cheese, warm spices and seasonings. This mixture gets spread on seven-grain toast and topped with pickled carrot ribbons and fresh sunflower sprouts. The whole thing then gets drizzled with browned seasoned butter. Sound good? Tastes better!