Il Posto -Review
I haven't seen anyone mention the new(ish) little Italian sandwich place at the corner of Dryades and Cadiz (perhaps that is because of this location). I have recently eaten there a couple of times, and have found it charming and worth trying.
Their style is charming in its simplicity - you walk in past a dozen small tables towards an ordering counter decked in jars of Italian imported products they use and sell. There is quiet music, and a ubiquitous scent of melting cheese. They have an assortment of breakfast items, baked goods, sandwiches, salads, cheeses, and tramezzini -- the last of which is what I've had both times. Tramezzini comes as two small sandwiches on toasted bread, and a salad dressed to match the sandwich choice. The first time I ordered the lox sandwiches, and although the bread and salad were both very good, I was a little disappointed that my lox didn't come with anything at all on the sandwich - I would have liked a little tomato or lemon spread or something - but the salad did come with brilliantly chosen caper berries, which I had never heard of before but are apparently actually part of the same plant that capers come from, and they were clearly the best part of the entire order. Today I had lunch there again and this time I ordered the Capri sandwiches - it's a tuna salad without mayo, with tomatoes, lemon, thyme and onion. This sandwich was superior to the lox, and its salad was well-dressed and had tomatoes and a sprinkling of parmesan.
A meal there runs around $10, depending on whether you order drinks, etc. I definitely recommend checking it out.
Great review! Il Posto is a valuable addition to the neighborhood. The classic Caprese salad is very good, with thick slices of fresh buffalo mozzarella, tomato, and basil and a nice drizzle of balsalmic vinegar and olive oil. I also love that they have hard boiled eggs in the morning.
Caperberries are the fruit of the caper bush. Capers are the dried and pickled bud of that plant. You can get caperberries at St. James Cheese Company, where they are sold by weight just like olives.