Friday, December 30, 2005
The Village Deli
Since Arby's no longer carries French Dip sandwiches, this is about the only place in town where you can get a good French Dip sub. While the price is a lot higher than Arby's - around $8 or $9 for a sandwich with a side item - the sandwiches are pretty high quality, with Boar's Head meats and high quality bread. The French Dip sandwich I had today came served on a crusty French roll covered with toasted sesame seeds. They also have an excellent assortment of pastries and cakes for desert - something you aren't going to find at any chain sub shop.
All their sandwiches include a trip to the pickle bar. This one is about twice the size of the similar thing at Quizno's, and has some truly unusual offerings. The most unusual is probably the picked green tomatoes. I haven't seen that anywhere else.
If there is a weakness, it's that the side items could use a little work. While you can get fries with your sandwich, this costs extra - the usual sides are chips, potato salad, macaroni salad, or coleslaw. I opted for the potato salad and found it to be incredibly bland. At one point I even tried pouring the au jus from the sandwich into the potato salad to see if I could make it more interesting. That did help, somewhat.
All in all, it's a good choice if you want a sandwich that's a cut above what you would find at a chain, and are willing to pay extra for it.
1124 Monticello St. SW
Covington, GA 30014