Favorite Sammich Ever.
I have gotta say: this was the best sammich I’ve ever had.
Me and the man went to V Cafe on Melrose last Friday for lunch. The restaurant/fancy market just opened a couple weeks ago and is next door to The Improv, and brought to you by the same guy that owns the V Cut Smoke Shop a couple doors down.
Blah Blah Blah it’s cute and adorable and the staff is great, yes yes yes, but let’s get to the food:
I ordered the Roasted Turkey Panini & the man ordered the V Panini with Proscuitto and long story short: everything was amazing. AND, in what must have been a birthday weekend miracle, I actually made the better food selection than the man!! I swear, without recommendation he always orders the best thing on the damned menu and I’m stuck with food envy from my poor choice. But not this time! I won I won I won!!! (As one friend says – relationships are a constant battle for power…)
While his V Panini was still pretty delish – mine was the best sandwich I’ve ever had.
Roasted Turkey Panini - Roasted turkey with Manchego cheese (new fav cheese thanks to GG), basil aioli, greens, tomato, and pickled red onion.
It’s got the perfect combination of flavors and the bread is perfectly pressed so it’s not too hard to get your mouth around. It also comes with a small side salad (just greens and Balsamic) and some tasty little ‘house pickles’ (pickled olives, banana peppers, and normal pickle-y pickles).
And for around $8 it’s not a bad deal for lunch in this area (compared to the $13 sammiches at Froma down the street.. which are good but not as good as this one.)
This sammich is so good that after double checking their hours of operation online, we walked back to V Cafe on Sunday for my BDay lunch. BUT THEY FAILED! Dude was locking the door as we walked up and the place was dark inside (at 1pm… on a Sunday…)
Lame. We should have known when they didn’t answer the phone…
Anyway - this unfortunate experience won’t stop me from returning this week because I NEED that sammich. Maybe I’ll even BYOB this time (wine of course), then I’ll really be in heaven… drunk and fat and happy.
8164 Melrose Avenue