Friday, August 26, 2011

Pull Up a Seat: Bloomfield's Sandwich Shop

For as long as I've lived in Bloomfield, The Sandwich Shop on Liberty has been a bit of a mystery to me. I've passed by it hundreds of times, but never went in. A couple Thursday nights ago, after drinking and dancing to new wave at Brillobox, I was in desperate need of another "d" word: DINNER. It was finally time to pay The Sandwich Shop, which lucky for us keeps awesomely late hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

The outside might be unassuming, but inside the place was simply jovial. The guys running the place looked like they made their way to Pittsburgh straight from Woodstock. The walls were bright yellow and covered in bric-a-brac, posters, and art. We sat at the counter and ordered grilled cheeses, mozzarella sticks, and eggs. While one of the proprietors manned the grill a few feet from us, we grabbed a box of crayons and went to town with our placemats.

The food was hot and yummy, and exactly what we needed at 1 a.m. on a Thursday night. Now that I've finally been, I predict The Sandwich Shop will fill our needs for late-night food within walking distance on many more nights to come.

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