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The Hot List: 5 Stellar Sandwitches

Mar 25, 2020 11:39AM
Sun’s out buns out! We mean the doughy kind. Looking for the perfect picnic food? Look no further than the simple sandwich—it’s compact AND packed with flavor. Take a bite out of some of our favorites below. 
Chicken Panini


Sometimes simple is best, especially when dining al fresco, which is why our pick of the Chicken Panini at Bennett’s Kitchen Bar Market in Roseville makes total sense. This dainty sandwich offers a sweet and salty medley of tender chicken, apples, Brie, and caramelized onions on sourdough bread. The flavors are light on the palate and on the stomach—leaving you satisfied and ready to take on the day.  bennettskitchen.com
Pesto Turkey Melt


You know that Coffee Republic in Folsom is famed for their sandwiches, so it comes as no surprise that they’re on this list. Their Pesto Turkey Melt is perfect for this weather—not too heavy and just indulgent enough. Wrapped in their heavenly focaccia bread, ample turkey and bacon are paired with tomatoes, red onions, Swiss cheese, and a house-made pesto that’s par excellence. coffeerepublicfolsom.com 
Pastrami sandwich


Who doesn’t love a good Pastrami sandwich? It’s packed with one of the yummiest meats and is pretty portable. Lucille’s Coffee, Hops & Vine in Folsom makes a mean one with plenty of meat that’s held together with peppery horseradish, white cheddar cheese, pickled onions, and a creamy dijonnaise on toasted rye sourdough. lucillescoffeehopsvine.com
Cajun Fettuccine Alfredo


Timmy’s Brown Bag Café in Placerville makes their food an experience. With a menu that changes daily, you never know what you’ll find. What we can guarantee are combinations you won’t forget like the Cajun Fettuccine Alfredo, featuring a Texas kielbasa in alfredo sauce, buttered bay shrimp with fettuccine, parmesan crisps, kewpie mayo arugula, and a sweet Jamaican Pickapeppa sauce on a ciabatta roll. timmysbrownbag.com
BLT


A BLT is always a tried-and-true crowd favorite. So when we heard that Farmer’s Delicateessen and Bakery in Cameron Park serves it on their house-made rosemary focaccia, we had to tell you about it. Along with their bread upgrade on this traditional sandwich, it’s stacked with fresh lettuce and tomato, mayo, and two layers of applewood-smoked bacon. This BLT is truly GR8. farmersdeli.net

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By Tara Mendanha and Tara Harbert   //   Photos by Dante Fontana