G by Mike Isabella - Report
Tried out this sandwich shop, daytime hours only, around the corner from its daddy restaurant, Kapnos. Sampled two sandwich from the wood-roasted section: suckling pig and goat.
The goat is a cynical sandwich. It's expensive and feels like eating scraps that might normally be thrown away - maybe from dinner the night before. It is served with a thick slather of lemon, oregano and potatoes that completely masks any meat flavor. A bite with or without meat tastes pretty much the same. So I pulled out a piece of meat (more like gristle) and even without the bread it tastes just of the sauce.
The suckling pig is pretty low on meat, but fares a little better. The meat is still overwhelmed by the sauce and was a touch dry.
At $13 a piece, these were modest sandwiches completely lacking the quality of Kapnos. Tried two house-flavored sodas ($4 each), and both were underwhelming. They need more sparkle and more spice.
Quite a depressing and expensive lunch.
I was wondering how the actual sandwiches were here after we enjoyed a spectacular "Feast of the Seven Fishes" dinner right before Christmas. One of the best seafood salads I ever ate, among other things. It was only offered for a few nights.
Anyway, sorry about your experience.I would definitely go back for one of the tasting menus at dinner, though. Great service, too.
I was there the first day it was open ($5) and we had the goat and the pig, both were really good. I hope what you had is not the new norm.