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All Star Sandwich Bar "draft" menu

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Blumie Jul 18, 2006 12:44 AM

Posted on the window. (I stuck my head in and they gave me a copy. It still looks like they're a ways away from opening.):

HOT SANDWICHES

"Beef on Weck" $8.75 -- house roast beef (warm and thin shaved to order) and Brede's horseradish on Kimmelwick bread

The Postraminator $8.75 -- 'Gansett beer steamed on toasted rye with Creole mustard

The King Reuben $8.75 -- house corned beef, swiss, bacon sauerkraut, house Russian dressing on rye

Cuban $8.75 -- Black Forest Ham, rubbed and roasted pork shoulder, dill pickle, and a mango mojo mayo

Queen Rachel $8.75 -- house roasted turkey breast, Vermont cheddar, cider slaw, Russian dressing on rye

Texas Reuben (East Coast Grill) $8.75 -- smoked brisket, monterey jack, cumin seed coleslaw, chipotle Russian on dark rye

Tuna Melt $7.75 -- with cheddar and sweet pickle relish on whole wheat

Eastern NC Style BBQ Pork $5.00 -- with coleslaw on "below average" white bun

Chicken Fried Local Bluefish Po'Boy $8.50 -- with Tobasco remoulade and watercress on baguette

Class Monte Cristo $8.75 -- Black Forest ham, turkey, swiss, battered and griddled with peach preserves on brioche

Griddled Black Forest Ham & Vermont Cheddar $7.00 -- on rye with red onion-ginger chutney

Grilled cheese options $6.00 -- swiss, applewood smoked bacon, Russian on light rye OR Vermont cheddar, tomato-raisin chutney on pumpernickel OR mozzarella, basil and sun dried tomato on sourdough

Gilled Vegetable Ratatouille and Mozzarella Melt $6.00 -- sun dried tomato aioli, basil on ciabatta

Atomic Meatloaf Meltdown $8.75 -- grilled meatloaf with montery jack, Inner Beauty Hot Sauce, and red onion chutney on sourdough

HOT DOG AND FRANKFURTER (not really a sandwich, but a close friend)

Grilled 5oz all beef Pearl hot dog $4.50 -- 'Gansett steamed with All Star chili, Vermont cheddar, and copped red onion

Ripper $3.25 -- deep fried small dog

All beef frankfurter (The Tasty) $2.00 -- small dog on a buttered bun

COLD SANDWICHES

Tuna "a la minute" $7.00 -- chunked white, your call (onions, celery, capers, pickle relish, mayo, curry, raisins)

The All Star Bomb a.k.a. The Clogger $15.00 -- brisket, tongue, roast pork shoulder, chicken livers, and bacon with spicy mustard on oversized pumpernickel

PB&J (lunchbox style) $2.75 -- on whole wheat (smooth or chunky) with grape jelly or strawberry jam

BLT $5.75 -- applewood smoked, thick sliced bacon, Boston lettuce, tomato (ripest available), and herb mayo on toasted sourdough

The Big Easy Greazy Muffaletta $8.25 -- salami, capicola, mortadella, ham, provalone, Central Grocery oregano olive salad, on Scali

The Gobbler $8.00 -- house roasted turkey, apple-sausage stuffing, and orange-cranberry relish on brioche

Cream Cheese, Green Olive, and Pimentos $2.75 -- on whole wheat

Roast Beef $7.75 -- rare house roast beef with Maytag blue cheese, our mayo, and arugula on a bulkie roll

Old Bay Egg Salad $5.50 -- with sweet pickle relish on whole wheat

Cold Meatloaf Sandwich $6.50 -- with house ketchup on sourdough

Greek Marinated Grilled Vegetable $5.75 -- feta cheese, olive, crusty bread

OTHER ITEMS

Salds (cobb, mixed green)
Soups (Texas State Pen. Chili, soup of the day)
Sides (slaw, stuffing, potato salad, pickles, chips, 3 bean salad, hard pretzels, hard cooked eggs, fries, fruit)
Desserts (oreos, cookies, brownies, 7-layer bars)
Drinks (beer, wine, soda, ice tea, lemonade, milkshakes)

EXPANDED MENU AFTER 3:00 PM

The All Star Burger
Steak Sandwich
Chicken Club
Daily Specials

Hours: M-Th 11am-10pm; Fri and Sat 11am-11pm; closed Sunday
617-868-3065 (I just called; the answer machine gives no hint of an anticipated opening date)

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    PennyC Jul 18, 2006 01:02 AM

    Thank you for transcribing! I can't wait and I don't normally look forward to sandwiches. Now if they just do delivery to the Back Bay, I'll be a very very happy camper.

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      RiuniteonIce Jul 18, 2006 09:56 AM

      Mouthwatering...Can't F'in wait!

      1. Luther Jul 18, 2006 10:30 AM

        This will be great if the sandwiches are of good size. $8.75 should buy you an explosion of sandwich, especially if it's a NY deli-style sandwich.

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          Blumie Jul 18, 2006 01:54 PM

          These prices are well below the prices that you pay in NYC for those ridiculously sized sandwiches. I rather pay these prices and expect a more reasonably sized sandwich.

        2. Food4Thought Jul 18, 2006 11:49 AM

          Sounds good, where is this located?

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            GaryLovesFood Jul 18, 2006 12:03 PM

            It's located a few doors down from East Coast Grill in Cambridge's Inman Square.

            Thanks to the original poster for taking the time to type out the menu!

            1. yumyum Jul 18, 2006 01:40 PM

              Mmmmm.... I love Beef on Weck. If they do it right, I'll gladly pay $8.75 and I can't wait to try the Eastern NC BBQ. Sounds great!

              Wish they didn't have to arse things up by adding mojo mango mayo, peach preserves, chutney.... but it *is* a Schlessinger joint so it's all gonna be pretty damned good.

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                Dax Jul 18, 2006 02:39 PM

                I would imagine it will be very similar to ECG's pulled pork sandwich for $8.50 on their menu now. They make a pretty good pulled there.

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                  yumyum Jul 18, 2006 03:20 PM

                  Love that it's going to be on a "below average" white bun. I'm thinking wonder bread, all the better to sop up the juices.

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                  steinpilz Jul 21, 2006 11:40 PM

                  Agree about beef on weck (it better have salt) and NC BBQ, don't like the "below average" for NC so much (unnecessary and inflamatory)... it's tricky though as the correct roll certainly wouldn't be artisanal, more like Wynne Dixie.

                3. MC Slim JB Jul 18, 2006 02:04 PM

                  I am foaming to try that Beef on Weck (often pronounced "wick"), something rarely seen outside of Buffalo, NY. The *piece de resistance* of this sandwich is the Kummelweck roll (not, as the menu mentions, Kummelweck "bread"), basically a Kaiser with a top coating of pretzel salt and caraway seeds.

                  The saltiness of the roll is what makes the sandwich, but it also give the roll a shelf life of less than a day: the top of the roll quickly absorbs ambient moisture and gets soggy. I've tried to fly these rolls back from Buffalo, and they just don't travel. In my dream, someone will be baking these rolls a couple times a day on the premises, which would be a glorious thing. Otherwise, it's just sliced roast beef with horseradish.

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                    steinpilz Jul 21, 2006 11:41 PM

                    as above, I agree totally

                  2. edgrimley Jul 18, 2006 03:25 PM

                    Yes, thanks for transcribing!

                    Prices are fine to me as I expect the quality of ingredients will be great. You get what you pay for. I find ECG value vs. quality of ingredients to be great.

                    Quizno's is down the street if price is a primary motivator.

                    1. Bob Dobalina Jul 18, 2006 04:05 PM

                      I'll stick to Al's State Street - Large sub is $6? - 24" of sandwich on fresh baked baguette.

                      Though that Texas Rueben sounds awefully tasty!

                      1. The Chowhound Team Jul 18, 2006 07:00 PM

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                          mhoffman Jul 18, 2006 08:18 PM

                          "The Clogger" just sounds to me like something he put on the menu so the Food Network would visit and take a picture. Culinarily daft.

                          The rest sounds mighty tasty. Can't wait.

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                            Bob Geary Jul 19, 2006 12:05 AM

                            The late (lamented) Jake and Earl's used to make a sandwich called the Barbecue Bomb - rectangular cylinders of ham (like you'd see in a chef's salad sometimes), well-smoked, laid out in a sub roll and covered with baked beans and cole slaw. An unintuitive and messy sandwich, but not a stunt - it just worked. "The Clogger" doesn't sound any more daft than the x-tudo - i.e., sure it's daft, but that doesn't mean it's not delicious too.

                          2. erinire Jul 18, 2006 08:33 PM

                            I just called, and it seems like they're open! Anybody know the story behind this place?

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                              DoubleMan Jul 18, 2006 08:44 PM

                              I just called and they said they're hoping to open in 3-4 weeks.

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                                Blumie Jul 18, 2006 08:49 PM

                                No way are they open now. End of July at the earliest. Probably August.

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                                  erinire Jul 18, 2006 08:57 PM

                                  I love how they must have gotten like, 8 calls in the last 5 minutes :)

                              2. erinire Jul 19, 2006 07:31 PM

                                article on the ASSB in Stuff@night this week!

                                http://stuffatnight.com/rd0405/food/d...

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                                1. re: erinire
                                  yumyum Jul 19, 2006 08:04 PM

                                  Good article. Thanks for posting. BTW, MC Slim JB, they say it's pronounced "beef on wreck" That's just wrong. Never heard it pronounced, but "wick" seems more likely.

                                  erinire --I'm still tying to figure out why they told you they are open when you called. ???

                                  1. re: yumyum
                                    erinire Jul 19, 2006 08:17 PM

                                    **sheepish**

                                    they didn't actually tell me they were open, i just got excited that someone answered the phone.

                                    i'm a dork.

                                    1. re: yumyum
                                      MC Slim JB Jul 20, 2006 03:19 PM

                                      I've got a bunch of relatives in Greater Buffalo; they and their friends say "wick" or "weck", never "wreck".

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                                    debtslave Jul 20, 2006 01:09 PM

                                    Sheepishly, I'm going to admit that I'm not so much for sandwiches. But I love good chili. So reading the menu in the window last weekend, my eyes lit up at the sight of Texas State Pen Chili. No beans! All beefy, spicy flavor. Please, please, please let them serve it with skillet cornbread. And a lone star beer.

                                    1. galleygirl Jul 20, 2006 01:32 PM

                                      Am i the only one here who thinks "country fried" bluefish is just _wrong_?

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                                        mhoffman Jul 20, 2006 02:28 PM

                                        It's like pan-American fusion. ;)

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                                          Aromatherapy Jul 20, 2006 02:42 PM

                                          No. My reaction exactly.

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                                            galleygirl Jul 20, 2006 03:01 PM

                                            Un-natural, even... ;)

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                                              Blumie Jul 20, 2006 03:38 PM

                                              I've never tried it, but ECG sometimes uses bluefish in its fried fish of the day. I guess we just need to have faith that Schlesinger knows what he's doing. It would be great to be able to find a decent po'boy in the city (although in fairness to our friends at Legal's, their oyster po'boy is pretty good).

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                                                9lives Jul 20, 2006 04:02 PM

                                                frying bluefish seems like an odd way to prepare it; but who knows.

                                                Neptune Oyster has an oyster "po'boy" on the menu. Haven't tried it but they do a good job with most everything else.

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                                                  MC Slim JB Jul 20, 2006 04:12 PM

                                                  The B-Side periodically offers an oyster po' boy that is very tasty and pretty cheap.

                                          2. kittychow Jul 20, 2006 04:04 PM

                                            I cannot wait! I have been looking for a good muffaletta around here for years. The Monte Christo sounds fantastic too. I see myself stopping in here often.

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                                              DoubleMan Aug 23, 2006 04:17 PM

                                              Just called. They said "Hopefully Friday or Saturday."

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                                                spebs Aug 25, 2006 08:57 PM

                                                They are officially opened! (I just walked by)

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