Tasty Offerings for National Sandwich Day

November 03, 2021

National Sandwich Day is today and we have a variety of different (and delicious!) sandwich offerings from different food/restaurants to discover. 

The Cheese Shop (at SOCO + The OC Mix) 

The Cheese Shop – a gourmet deli located inside SOCO + The OC Mix in Costa Mesa – is a local gem stocked with domestic and imported farmstead + artisanal cheeses. With bread made fresh at the start of everyday, they pair the freshest ingredients to curate sandwiches that will spark your tastebuds with pure deliciousness. 

The Granny Smith sandwich is layered with fresh sliced turkey, sharp cheddar cheese, garlic aioli, green apples and arugula smothered between two pieces of an artisan French baguette. Each ingredient enhances the flavor of another, and this pairing is truly one of a kind. 

Johnny Pastrami sandwich includes pastrami, provolone, pepperoncini, Dijon and mayo on country wheat bread 

Burrata Sandwich is an open-face prosciutto sandwich served on ciabatta bread topped with arugula, roasted tomatoes, prosciutto, burrata, a light drizzle of balsamic and olive oil vinaigrette with a hint of black pepper on-top – perfect for a light mid-day delight.

Paragon Café (at SOCO + The OC Mix)

Who says sandwiches have to be a lunchtime affair? Not Paragon Café! With 20 years of experience cooking in the finest restaurants, Chef Dean Isom lives up to Orange County’s culinary landscape and a new standard of dining – presenting his visions in the form of phenomenal dishes that will please even the ultimate foodies palette. 

The Chicken Sandwich pairs katsu fried chicken, a perfectly cooked over medium egg, aged cheddar, and tomato jam aioli on a brioche bun

For those who prefer their sandwiches with something from the sea, The Smoked Salmon Sandwich is made complete with an over medium egg and dill aioli on a brioche bun

The Bacon Sandwich is a spin on the classic breakfast sandwich and includes applewood smoked bacon, over medium egg, tomato jam, and aged cheddar on a brioche bun.

Toast Kitchen + Bakery

Created by Executive Chef John Park, Toast Kitchen + Bakery is a new-age diner specializing in comfort food with a twist. With a varied menu full of fresh ingredients combined in tempting ways, Toast exhibits classic comfort foods with impressive Asian influences.

 The Curry Fried Chicken Sandwich is curated with curry buttermilk brined fried chicken, herb chutney, tzatziki, tomato sambal, cucumber, and curry aioli on a potato bun.

Plancha Latin Kitchen

Plancha Latin Kitchen blends a variety of different backgrounds and cultures, serving up delicious Latin-American style cuisine that is blended, unique, and healthy – a true representation of what Southern California is all about! Their hand-crafted, house-made dishes make up a tasty menu with a variety of customizable options and classic creations. 

Traditional Cubano is made complete with mouthwatering pork, swiss cheese, tangy mustard, ham, and pickles. 

Bite Mi (at Long Beach Exchange) 

Bite Mi located at Long Beach Exchange has perfected the art of Banh Mi by crafting meticulously with a mix of old flavors and new. It was created with the goal of recreating the food and meals once enjoyed at traditional banh mi restaurants in California’s Little Saigon. Their offerings provide an elevated taste by utilizing fresh ingredients and interesting flavor combinations. 

The Crispy Tofu Banh Mi is served with fried tofu, fresh avocado, pickled daikon & carrots, jalapenos, cilantro, cucumber, mayonnaise & house-made secret sauce.

Plaid Sheep Grilled Cheese Bar (at Long Beach Exchange) 

The Plaid Sheep Grilled Cheese Bar located at Long Beach Exchange is known for melting a variety of delicious cheeses paired with other unique and tasty ingredients to create one-of-a-kind grilled cheese sandwiches. (pictured above.)

Rosemary the Pig comes with big eye swiss cheese, rosemary pork belly, harissa aioli, and balsamic onion jam

D’aff Punk: Served with d’affinois (double-crème Brie style), honey, and Marcona almonds 

Bird Talk (at SteelCraft Garden Grove) 

At Bird Talk, you can always expect great taste and good times as they take pride in the quality of the chicken used for every item. The menu ranges from your old-school classics to new dishes that will diversify your palate. 

Nashville Hot includes crispy fried chicken breast dipped and rubbed in Nashville blended spices and oils, coleslaw, Nashville sauce, and pickles, and will overwhelm your tastebuds with flavor. 

Pictured Above Plaid Sheep Grilled Cheese Bar (at Long Beach Exchange)

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