We have been meeting for lunch lately just to catch up and brainstorm ideas for the blog. Today we knew we needed our noon caffeine from our favorite coffeeshop at Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto – Philz Coffee. I got a large Tesora medium sweet plus (which I just found out means a little more cream and 1.5 tbsp of sugar). Kris got a Red Sea, Philz Way (which is medium cream and medium sugar) … I think Philz deserves a separate blog post so we’ll write more about their myriad of coffee creations. By the way if you haven’t heard of Philz, you will soon as Facebook Headquarters has a Philz Coffee Shop on their campus.
Since we were heading that way anyway, we thought we should try something new and check out The Local Butcher Shop around the corner. The shop is really a butcher shop, as the name implies, but they also serve one type of sandwich, or sando (as they call it) a day. Today, the sandwich of the day is Meatloaf with Stewed Tomatoes, Sautéed Onions, Arugula, Garlic Aioli on an ACME Sweet Deli Roll.
I (Stephanie) rarely order meatloaf, it’s just not one of my top food choices, but good thing I didn’t have a choice because they surely have made me a convert. The first bite of the sandwich was amazing. The meatloaf was juicy and spiced just right with the veggies carefully selected & prepared, just the perfect combination! We finished our sandwiches feeling satisfied, and we even had room for their sinful but divine Chocolate chunk, walnut with lard (!) cookie.
That one meatloaf sandwich left us intrigued. So we will go back and find out more about the owners (Monica and Aaron Rocchino, Aaron formerly of Chez Panisse), their philosophy and the of course to purchase some fresh meat to bring home for the family.
Picked up some fresh ground beef for tonight’s dinner
the addicting cup of coffee
To check out their sandwich of the day ahead of time, go here.
Find out more at http://thelocalbutchershop.com
The Local Butcher Shop is located at
1600 Shattuck Ave. Ste. 120
Berkeley, CA 94709
S & K