dsm - Gateway Market on Bon Apetit top 10 list
Gateway was named to Bon appetit list of best sandwich shops in the U.S. I have to say I am a little surprised, although I think it's a fine place for lunch. I like George's shop next door to Centro better for sandwiches. And, I would rather eat a Bread Pork Tenderloin or a Gunder Burger. Other Iowa places that were overlooked?
Stopped and got a couple sandwiches based on the article. If we have what anyone considers a top ten in the country sandwich shop, I gotta go.
I had the Hot Italian Sub, Described as " Thurmans Salami, roast beef, cappicola, and mortadella, on ciabatta, with pepper rings, lettuce, tomato, provolone, and Italian dressing".
I think the best part of the sandwich, was the bread. Fresh, chewy, delicious. The roast beef was overdone and dry. The Italian dressing was mostly oil. It made for a very greasy sandwich. I think I'd have prefered a creamy Italian. If they put the Provolone on, I couldn't find it, or taste it.
All that said, it was a good sandwich. Far superior to anything you would get at a Subway, Quizno's, etc. The quality of the ingredients was very good. I tend to analize as I eat, and found myself thinking that if they would have backed off the oil, used properly cooked roast beef, good thick slice of provolone, maybe hit it with a little oregano, backed off on the peppers, they overwhelmed, it would have been great.
It was of adaquate size to fill me up, a very important part of an 8 dollar sandwich experience.
GF had the grilled tuna sandwich. She loved it. The bite I had brought overdone tuna fillet, saved by the fact that it was real good tuna. The tarragon aioli needed too be a bit more pronounced, but otherwise there was a lot going on flavorwise.
I will probably return to try a Cuban, but otherwise was left thinking that If I can get that bread, I can make a better sandwich. But I think that about almost everything.
I like the big italian roast beef sandwich that they have there. But I can't think of too many sandwich that I wouldn't eat there. And, of course, the bread is a great reason why. The soups are also very good. Looking forward to the completion of the sculpture garden because it will be a great spring or early fall lunch spot.
Great lunch spot. I love the chicken pesto sandwich, and the roast beef is pretty good too. I haven't been very adventurous with the menu. I really like the flavor of the potato pepper jack soup. The consistency is pretty light for a potato cheese soup. And there's a basket of sliced foccacia on the counter, which is awesome.