French dip sandwich in the Triangle?
A couple weeks ago I got my braces off, and the first thing I wanted to eat was a caramel apple. Check. Next was a French dip sandwich, with good crusty bread that I could have never bitten through with braces on my teeth. Can't check this one off yet... I've been to two places and had two different French dip sandwiches, both of which they told me were served on French baguettes, but both of which were served on some kind of soft, white, pre-packaged, sub-sandwich-type bread. Does no one know what a baguette is?! Elongated white bread does not equal French baguette!
Anyway, rant over, and let's get to the point: Where can I get a great French dip sandwich in the Triangle that is served on a genuine baguette (as genuine as you can get outside of France, of course :-))? I want some good, crusty bread. I live in Carrboro, but I'm willing to travel to Raleigh for such a thing if necessary. Thanks!
The Gugl actually does have it, and it looked like a proper dip (though I didn't taste it) when I saw it on my friend's plate. Had what looked like a proper jus, and not the oft-seen brown gravy, which is nowhere near the same thing.
Guglhupf Bakery & Patisserie
2706 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707
The first trick would be to find someplace that serves their sandwiches on good bread. That's a major, major problem here. Soft, squishy bread is the norm. I hate to say it, but your best bet may be to go to one of the very few bakeries around here who know how to make decent bread, buy a loaf, and make your own sandwich.