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Pre-made Godmother??

I stopped at Bay Cities for lunch on Sunday, and noticed that they had a basket of pre-made Godmothers (the works, mild or hot). I still opted to have them make it fresh, since I was already waiting a while, plus their bread gets so soggy I was afraid the pre-made Godmothers wouldn't be as good. Anyone try it out yet?? Certainly saves a bit of time.

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  1. it's the only way i get them. you're in and out of bay cities in 5 minutes. the bread is sturdy enough to not get mushy or soggy. i've never had an issue with them. plus, they're always making more and new ones are being added all the time.

    1. Trust me, they don't sit in that basket for very long.

      1. I haven't been in a few months, but it sounds like the pre-order basket. I usually fax in an order and then walk in, pick it up from the basket and go in the cash line. In and out in a few minutes...


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        1. re: Dommy

          They are different. The pre-orders are now picked up from a counter adjacent to the cheese counter. Otherwise, there would be a lot of people looking for their faxed orders and coming up empty.

        2. only ever had the godmother from the basket and i can't tell that it wasn't just made 5 minutes ago.

          1. Agreed. They also often offer pre-made turkey, ham, and roast beef subs (depending on availability and the speed of people who get there before you) in the open-air fridge next to the cash registers. Those are equally great, no wait and no loss of quality.

            1. After making the pilgrimage to Jin Patisserie for high tea (using my Blackboard Eats) and finding ourselves still hungry, we headed for Bay Cities and yes, got a God Mother right out of the case. This was my "first". You know what they say, "Ignorance is Bliss"...It was awesome! I love the bread. It wasn't soggy so it couldn't have been there long. After 2pm on a weekday, the place was jammed. I couldn't even imagine waiting for one to be made.

              Jin Patisserie
              1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

              1. I've done both. I still prefer the freshly made ones. It seems that they exercise a heavier hand with the dressings and high-moisture items. On the pre-made ones it seems that they restrain themselves a bit so as to minimize the chance of sogginess. If I were grabbing some sandwiches to enjoy later, I would prefer the pre-made ones as I think they hold up better. And if there is even a moderate line then I would just as soon grab a pre-made godmother. The quality difference isn't worth an extra 20 minute wait.

                1. I think there is a difference. I usually order on line, which by the way is the way to go always. I have pre-ordered the large godmothers for parties and specify a time to pick up. I can honestly say that it isn't the same. Its good but not the same. Order 45 minutes in advance and get a super fresh one

                  1. I'll say one thing it has made the line move much faster.