Sunday, July 17, 2011

Serious Sandwiches - The Bandit at Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse

Over at Serious Eats, there's a daily feature called A Sandwich a Day. This is one of my submissions for that feature.

Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse is known for its beers - over fifty on tap. There's also a pretty long list of sandwiches, all priced identically - 6” ($7) or 12" ($11).

Most of the sandwiches are hot, including one called The Hot Mob. Its cold counterpart is called The Bandit, and that's what I had. It includes ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone, lettuce, tomato, and Italian dressing.

Sides include soup, salad, fries, pasta salad, potato salad or chips. We got the potato salad. And all the sandwiches come with a pickle spear.

The Bandit had a reasonable amount of meat and cheese on a section of French bread that was perfect for sandwiches – not too crusty and not too chewy. Let's face it, I'm a complete bread snob, and I know this wasn't made in-house. But it was the right bread for this kind of sandwich.

There wasn't anything special about the meat or cheese - your typical deli meat, from what I could tell. But the combination was good, and the leftovers made a nice lunch the next day. Can't argue with that.

Back Country Pizza and Tap House
2319 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO