Tommy’s Joynt

Sometimes you find sandwiches in unexpected places. Like at a taqueria. Or at a hofbrau. If you decide to review the same type of food for a month, at some point you really do need to become creative in where and how you get so called food item. How many delis can you go to before you start wanting to regurgitate that sandwich? Alright, life isn’t that bad, but you know what I mean.

Kyung and I recently went to the Diana Krall concert at the Davis Symphony Hall in SF. If you’ve ever wanted to feel like a part of the ‘upper crust’ and sip champagne and hobnob, this is where you’d go. So many well dressed older gentlemen and ladies. Before heading to our concert, we were wondering what to eat, and Kyung thought of Tommy’s Joynt. This place is both a bar, and also a hofbrau, which promised delicious junky bar food and open faced sandwiches.

I love hofbraus. There’s something about going through a cafeteria style line and looking at the glistening food under the glowing red lights and seeing all the vats of gravy, stuffing, corned beef, and whatever random other food item might be the special of the day (spaghetti? enchiladas?).

Kyung ordered the open faced special of a ground chuck steak sandwich, which was large, on thick sourdough bread, and came covered in sauteed mushrooms and onions, gravy, and a side of mashed potatoes. I ate a third of his sandwich (after abandoning my half eaten giant turkey leg) and I was delighted with the greasy junky mess – there’s something very satisfying about mopping up your gravy covered plate with a piece of thick bread that is soft inside and dripping with the grease from your ground chuck meat patty. Why do hofbraus make such delicious sandwiches!?

There’s also a giant barrel of pickle slices at the end of the food line that you can dip into and take as much as you want before you find your seat. Yum!

Alright, so this isn’t a traditional sandwich place, but I think it’s worth looking for sandwiches in unusual places…

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