Oldies Goldies - 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.
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!