Daily Archives: August 8, 2012

First Crop of Tomatoes All Gone

The first crop of tomatoes are all but gone. There are a few left but the rest have been eaten mostly by people eating tomato sandwiches. When I was a kid growing up outside Chicago I was introduced to tomato sandwiches by my cousin Dan. He would take two slices of Wonder bread. Spread mayo on both sides and then layer  the bread with thick slices of tomatoes. Then he would sprinkle salt and pepper on the tomatoes. Back then we didn’t have Kosher or sea salt we only used the iodized salt that came in the blue carton. We didn’t know any better. The sandwiches were great. I think our version is a little better. Sorry Dan, but the addition of burratta cheese and Fiore’s homemade pesto adds some great flavor to already great tomatoes.

Pork belly will be on strike this weekend. I know I said we would have pork belly sandwiches with the fig jam, but I changed my mind. We are going vegan for the weekend. We’ll bring back the Sirachi BBQ Seitan sandwiches with the homemade pickles and Asian slaw. It was a big hit the last time we ran it.

Remember we have music on Friday night. Riner will be here playing his jazz guitar.

Onika Pianist/Vocalist/ Accordian player will play Friday the 17th at 6:45pm. Stop by. Her music is very interesting.

Here are a few photographs from the day: