Saturday, October 24, 2009

Gourmet Bagger

The first time I went to Gourmet Bagger, I had the All That And More Albacore.  It was the best tuna melt I've ever had.  The perfect amount of crunch from the bits of celery on lightly grilled sourdough with cheddar, a single leaf of romaine, slices of tomatoes and a generous pile of sprouts.  Mmm...sprouts.  Too bad I started getting itchy eyes after I finished my sandwich.  Turns out, I'm allergic to something in the tuna salad.
The next time I went back, I opted for the Chicken Salad on whole wheat.  Like the tuna, it came stacked with sprouts, tomatoes, romaine and nice crunchy texture from the celery.  It's delish.  Still, I jealously eye my co-worker's ATM Albacore that she always orders.  Maybe it's the fact that I know I shouldn't have it.
The Egg Salad was good.  Though, unlike the ATM Albacore and the Chicken Salad, the Egg Salad was a little bit drippy.  I'd order it again.  Each order comes with a small soft chocolate chip cookie and a piece of candy.  For $0.99, you can get 2 chocolate chip cookies that are about the size of a small saucer.
On another visit, I noticed that their soup of the day was Lobster Bisque.  Never mind that it was about 75 degrees out and I was getting the Bagger Cheesesteak as well.  I added the bisque to my order.
I've never been to Philly and I can't say that I'm any kind of cheesesteak conniosseur, but I liked it.  Caramelized onions, red bell peppers, mushrooms, thin sliced steak meat, and provolone cheese on a lightly toasted soft roll. Wish there were more mushrooms, I love mushrooms.  I can't wait to try their other hot sandwiches.

The Lobster Bisque had a strong cheesy flavor, but the shellfish flavor also came through.  Not a traditional lobster bisque, but still quite yummy.  I got it again two days later when I went back for a Chicken Salad on wheat.

The drill at this little sandwich shop is to order at the counter and then find a seat.  The cashier writes down your name and order on a brown paper bag and passes it on to the kitchen.  You then take a seat and one of the guys from the kitchen come out with your order calling your name.  There are indoor and outdoor seating.  This place gets pretty busy during the lunch hour, but it usually doesn't take too long for your food to get to you.

Gourmet Bagger

Point Loma location: 3357 Rosecrans St, San Diego

Miramar location: 7128 Miramar Rd, San Diego

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