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Apr 17, 2007 03:04 PM

Kitchen Door

On my quest for an amazing cupcake, I tried the Kitchen Door. Very tasty...moist cake, but not too crumbley, good icing. So far, they are my favorite (with Sweetish Hill in 2nd and Texas French Bread in dead last).
However, what I really love about the Kitchen Door is the Meatloaf Sandwich. First, it is huge. One sandwich will easily feed two people. Second, the meat was flavored well and had the right texture. They grilled it right in front of me which made for a nice warm meal, but wilted the lettuce (I would leave it off next time). I recommend it to anyone looking for a little comfort food.
I do love a good sandwich...any others I need to eat? Has anyone had a good Cuban?

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  1. The Kitchen Door has a delicious chicken salad, on a sandwich or stand alone. Actually, I've tried most of the salads without any complaint.

    I first tried the Cuban at Bahama Breeze, which in no longer with us. I was lamenting this and a friend mentioned that she was with a group at the Cheesecake Factory ... and that everyone loved the Cuban there. Heresay, I know...

    1. Habana has a nice Cuban - all the right components, with good crusty smooshed bread...

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        1. i just have to vent. first of all, i KNOW i should not have ordered this. but i got the warm veggie sandwich at kitchen door. i have to admit, i was trying to eat somewhat healthy today (after having a xanax-induced munchie binge last night, sigh). the description included mushrooms, grilled onions, tomato and cheese. my husband was smart and got the meatloaf sandwich, which i LOVE, along with the chicken salad sandwich. but i was willing to try something different in the name of eating healthier. when i opened it up, the veggies, aside from the few mushrooms, were the exact same (including quantity) that meatloaf sandwich had - just w/o the yummy meat. no cheese whatsoever =(. i guess i had gotten distracted when selecting our side items, but they had certainly asked my husband which cheese he wanted....why not me, since it was included in the descrip? so there i am with my crappy sandwich that was essentially the same as my husband's but without cheese or meat. utterly disappointing for someone who places so much importance in selecting her dining choices. the sesame green beans were good. deviled egg was good. dill potato salad not bad, although i am not a big fan of potato salad at all. at least i got a few sample pieces of brownie to console me. but that damn sandwich really wrecked my afternoon. i'm going to put some leftover pork chop in the other half for lunch tomorrow so i can at least salvage it.

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          1. re: NirvRush

            I will posit that the best vegetarian "quickie sandwich" in town is to be had at Little Deli in Crestview. Knockout Kaiser Roll, and an olive tapenade so tasty I'd probably eat it if they put it on a brick. Close second: Hog Island Deli's sauteed veg hoagie: order with extra cheese and an extra side of their rosé marinara sauce stuff. Also, I wonder: if you are trying to eat more healthfully, why not just order turkey on whole wheat sans mayo? Just because it's veg doesn't mean it's healthy; often it means slathered in mayo (which is fine by me). FWIW my favorite sandwich at Kitchen Door always used to be tarragon egg salad w/extra capers, but that was circa 1999 in my undergrad days, can't vouch for its deliciousness now, but i wonder if its even on the menu now...

            1. re: femmenikita

              you're absolutely right, i should have opted for that. i just expected something a little more from them - more veggies or something. and i was enticed by the warmth aspect (would they grill a turkey sandwich?).

              i'll just have to consider this a lesson learned.

          2. Just fyi, the meatloaf sandwich is not available at the Far West location

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            1. re: taminator

              I thought the cupcake I got there was pretty okay... the most amusing thing about the trip was how they display comments about their restaurant from Chowhound on what looked like screensavers on various monitors around the store.