All Star Sandwich Bar "draft" menu
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.):
"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
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
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
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)
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.