Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Who Knew a Bacon, Jalapeño, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Could Be Good? Patachou Does.

I just ate the most bizarre sandwich in recent memory. Looking to recuperate from New Year's Eve, we strolled up to Cafe Patachou to remedy the situation.  As we approached, I saw a window advertisement for a new sandwich, named the 'Full Bellied Pig' or the 'Patachou Foundation' sandwich as it was referred to when I it arrived to our table.  Our server's reaction to my order was enough to know that I'd made a good decision.  Twice, she told me that she was so excited for me.

She was excited because of the unique sandwich, but also because of the related non-profit foundation the proceeds from the sale of the sandwich support.  The Patachou Foundation was formed in 2013 with the primary goal of feeding children affected by homelessness. A laudable cause, for sure.

The sandwich ingredients themselves aren't unusual.  Ample layers of peanut butter and jelly on wheat bread surround the plenty of bacon and thick cut slices of fresh jalapeños.   Yes, there's a bit of heat to this sandwich, but the PB&J cools things down a bit.  The couple glasses of water also helped.  The sandwich also benefits from the classic sweet and salty combination created by the jelly and bacon.

I've never felt compelled to write about a sandwich before. But this Full Bellied Pig was a really unique experience.  It was a surprisingly delicious experience.  I hope it becomes a mainstay on their menu and I hope you try it.

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