Thursday, March 09, 2006

Oldies Goldies - Pottlebell Sandwich


PottleBell Sandwich

A new sandwich place has opened up in our town - "Potbelly". We went to eat there last week. The place is nice and laid back with a very vintage decor. They serve soup, sandwiches, smoothies, ice cream, and cookies. The service is very fast, the soup is piping hot and the sandwiches are good. Nice place for a quick lunch or dinner.

Their signature sandwich is piled with cheese and toasted in a hot oven, till the cheese melts. Then you can fill it with fillings of your choice (we of course like it with everything, including the hot peppers).

There was "live" music - a middle-aged guy playing a few "oldie goldies" on the guitar and singing along. DH and I seemed to be the only ones in the restaurant who could relate to and reminisce about the songs ...sigh!! We clapped enthusiastically after each song (again, we were the only ones who did so) and so the chap went on playing more Rod Stewart, Eagles, Eric Clapton numbers. Kids were a bit embarrassed at our behavior, and kept nudging us to stop. That only made us clap and whistle some more!! We told them that they could feel embarrassed by our behaviour for a change. Oh, it was fun !!

When we were craving their sandwiches again, we thought we would try to make it at home. The sandwiches are really easy to make and turned out very yummy. The trick is the bread - "Pan Turano French Bread" is just perfect and toasts up beautifully. I'm sure some other crusty french bread will work just as well.

We had no live music at home and had to make do with CDs !! :-)

For some reason, my daughter has a hard time with the name and calls it "PottleBell" - hence our name for these sandwiches "PottleBell Sandwiches"

Every bite delivers a satifying crunch from the toasted bread, gooey melty cheese, creaminess from the mayo and the flavor of the vegetables.


bread basket


lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles


swiss, provolone and american cheeses


1 6 inch loaf of bread
1/4 slice of deli-sliced provolone cheese
1/4 slice of swiss cheese
1 slice of american cheese
1 tsp mayonnaise
veggies of your choice (lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, red onions, hot peppers)


Layer the cheese on one side of the bread.

Pop under the broiler to melt the cheese and toast the bread.

Slather with mayo on both sides (yes!)

Pile high with veggies

Serve with hot giardinaria and jalapeno flavored chips on the side ! Yumm!


At Thu Mar 09, 08:41:00 AM 2006, Blogger shammi said...

Man, your photos are professional class, I tell you... I wish I could get results like that! :) That bread, that sandwich - mmmm!!!!

At Thu Mar 09, 09:13:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Priya said...

Hi SH,
I like Potbelly's sandwiches too. I am a veggie and their veggie soup is a delight.
I've tried making ther danwiches at home but used normal bread/buns .. will try it with french bread next time.
Happy Cooking,

At Thu Mar 09, 09:15:00 AM 2006, Blogger Kitchenmate said...

SH, amazing pictures again! too good, ... good ones:)

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At Thu Mar 09, 03:37:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the recipe! It is raining here in chicago and I am going to try your soup (the first post... yummy!) and the warm sandwich!

Keep posting.

At Thu Mar 09, 05:32:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Meena said...

That looks delish! I love toasted sandwiches with melted cheese and lots of veggies. Grilled veggies taste even more divine! :o)

Do drop by my blog sometime and check it out. I enjoy reading yours a lot.

At Fri Mar 10, 05:56:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Manisha said...

SH, your daughter sounds like a real sweetheart! I couldn't stop laughing over "Pottlebell" - it's just too cute!! Soon you'll find yourself saying Pottlebell in your own conversations! Well, at least that's what happened to me. I'd wonder why my friends were looking at me strangely - usually it would be because I'd said "liberry" instead of library or "figelator" instead of refrigerator and so on. Enjoy and cherish these days with your child! Hugs to her!

At Sat Mar 11, 09:38:00 AM 2006, Blogger Saffron said...

manisha, thanks! yup, we've go to the liberry too and watch "kograms" on TV! I don't correct the kids when they say something like this, so we can enjoy it till it lasts! It's a pity they grow up so fast :-(

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At Tue Feb 20, 10:29:00 PM 2007, Blogger Sanjana said...

Hmmm pottlebell Sandwich. Awesome photos and awesome recipes. Wanna give this a try for the kid's sake. BTW chk out this idliwich - amazing hit at the parties:

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