HOME > Chowhound > Minneapolis-St. Paul >

Grand Central

foreverhungry Feb 18, 2013 02:51 PM

Shish on Grand Avenue, St. Paul, opened a sandwich/soup/salad joint next door, Grand Central.

Ms. FH and I went on Saturday, they opened on Monday. In a word, excellent. She had the Italian sandwich, which she enjoyed (I didn't get to taste it). I had the corned beef/pastrami, with Swiss cheese, slaw, and Thousand Island dressing (I believe it was Thousand Island, might be wrong about that) on pumpernickel. It was fantastic - the meat was tasty with a little smokiness, and the condiments definitely took a back seat to the meat. Both sandwiches were pannini-style, and came with a very nice side green salad. We also got a side of a couscous salad, which was also excellent (though we took most of it home).

For drinks, Ms. FH had a Chai tea, which she claimed was one of the best she's had in the Twin Cities. I had a cappuccino, which was very good.

Overall, great place, we'll be back for more sandwiches. Great quality, and well priced. Oh, and they have Patisserie 46 pastries for desert.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. m
    mull0263 RE: foreverhungry Feb 18, 2013 04:36 PM

    Good to hear - earmarked this place after hearing about it open. Do they have their wine/beer license yet?

    3 Replies
    1. re: mull0263
      foreverhungry RE: mull0263 Feb 18, 2013 04:47 PM

      Not sure. For what it's worth, their beer tap was not yet functional, just the lines with no taps.

      1. re: foreverhungry
        mull0263 RE: foreverhungry Feb 18, 2013 07:51 PM

        Thanks for the heads up - if I have to end up drinking what sounds like a tasty cappuccino instead of some malty goodness I think I'll get by.

      2. re: mull0263
        ChillyDog RE: mull0263 May 11, 2013 10:10 PM

        They are now serving wine and beer.

      Show Hidden Posts