Baguette on Madison
I was in search of food yesterday, and the crowds at Skillet on Union looked like the kind that were going to linger oven their lunches forever. So I went around the corner and found the take-away hole-in-the-wall (actually, they have one forlorn chair on the sidewalk), Baguette, at Madison and 15th. I ordered the "in-house special" banh mi. Was it good? Does the sun rise in the east? Is the Pope Catholic? It was FANTASTIC, as long as you have a big appetite. The baguette was big, fresh, perfect. They stuffed it with the usual, plus. Three kinds of meat, hot peppers, cilantro, sauces. I inhaled it. And under five bucks. If they were open at night, and not just in the daytime, you'd never see me at a Dick's again.
I'm glad to see the plug for Le Baguette -- this place is fantastic, and I worry about them because I have never seen anyone there; however, despite the fact that I live around the corner, I am rarely on the Hill at lunch time, so maybe they do better business than I think. Regardless, it's a great place for a takeout sandwich, and I wish they were open in the evening and on weekends.