delano's market, 23rd & south van ness, san francisco
I was feeling pretty mellow today, and felt like eating a mellow sandwich. in recent weeks, I've enjoyed an embarassment of fancy, high-concept sandwiches, nearly all of which have been great. but today I wanted something a little more old school. not a sandwich with a funny name or some kind of crazy sauce. just, you know, meat and cheese and some produce. and it occured to me that I had noticed that delano's market (RIP cala foods) had a pretty humble looking deli tucked away in the corner, and I had a bucket of change to feed to the coinstar machine at the front of the store. so after getting rid of my change, I stopped by the deli and got this sandwich. the woman behind the counter seemed like she was kind of bored, but she was really nice and I think did a pretty good job putting this sandwich together. and it ended up being exactly what I wanted- nothing fancy, just a really tasty sandwich. neither the meat nor the cheese were exceptional, just good, and there was plenty of tomato, which I appreciated. also, the sandwich had pickles and jalapeños and pepperoncinis, so it was pleasantly vinegary and a little spicy. I think maybe I'll go back and try a roast beef with muenster.