This week’s sandwich was brought to us by way of beer, which is always an acceptable way to find a new sandwich.
I frequent two different homebrew shops in the city, both equidistant from me, and last weekend I happened to visit the one I frequent in Eagle Rock.
Nearby to one of my favorite spots, Oinkster, I was originally of the disposition to visit that spot for a delicious pastrami sandwich. But having gone there numerous times before, I thought maybe it was time to see what else Eagle Rock had to offer.
In Search of Beer, But Finding Sandwiches
Right around the corner from my homebrew shop sits Four Cafe on Colorado Blvd. A small cafe with a wide variety of salads, soups, and most obviously sandwiches, Four Cafe caters their menu to the highlights of the season.
I started with a bit of cold soup on the warm Saturday afternoon. The Gazpacho Andaluz is a refreshing soup of heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers, topped with tomatoes and sage oil.
Segueing into the sandwich section, I had a lot to choose from best felt most intrigued by the Chimichurri Steak Sandwich: grilled steak, peppers, jicama slaw, and chimichurri sauce all on delicious ciabatta bread.
The jicama slaw added a great textural contrast with its delicious crunch and a bit of sweetness. The chimicurri sauce, one of my favorite sauces of all time, brought a bit of garlicky goodness as well. The steak was delicious, and not fatty at all, each bite of the steak cutting through cleanly.
And then the ciabatta bread, which I’ve already mentioned, kept this savory, and slightly sweet/slightly crunchy sandwich together between two soft exteriors slices.
Crystal Ball, Yelp, Whichever Works
I hadn’t heard about Four Cafe before, but luckily my ever-aching hunger for sandwiches combined with my desire to buy new equipment form my Homebrew Shop in Eagle Rock to point me in the direction of this delicious place.
Knowing they have such great dishes for their summer menu, I’ll be sure to come back, and definitely sure to visit when their menu changes for the fall and winter seasons.
Make sure you do the same.
Until next week, Readers!
Grilled Chimichurri Steak Sandwich
2122 Colorado Blvd.
Eagle Rock, CA 90041