After picking up Rachel’s birthday present, we had less than an hour to get some lunch. Since it was her birthday, it was totally her choice (as if it isn’t any other time). She wanted a nice sandwich so that eliminated any chain joint; not that we would go there anyway.
Caputo’s on 15th & 15th came to mind. I had never been there before but had just driven by earlier that week.
It was a fabulous choice. I ordered The Caputo: A taste of Cosenza Italy, prosciutto, mortadella, salami, provolone, lettuce, tomato, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It was delicious. Sometimes I forget that a sandwich doesn’t necessarily need mayonnaise and mustard. The olive oil and balsamic vinegar give this just the hint of seasoning that it needs. All the other ingredients are fresh, high in quality and packed in abundance. It’s $8.25 for a full sandwich and definitely worth it.
|Roasted Peppers on Focaccia|
Rachel ordered the Roasted Peppers on Focaccia: Roasted sweet red peppers, arugula, Manchego cheese, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I’ll have to take it word on it that it was delicious. It definitely looked so.
Just like I wrote in my review of Gandolfo’s, Caputo’s also does not offer a $5 footlong that you hear in the big chain advertisements. But after you order a sandwich from Caputo’s, you will never go back to the imitations.