Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Monday, May 3, 2010

What to Have for Lunch Today: Acme's Green Garlic Sandwich

Posted By on Mon, May 3, 2010 at 7:30 AM

click to enlarge This sandwich may look understuffed... - TORO E./YELP
  • Toro E./Yelp
  • This sandwich may look understuffed...
Mon., May 3, 2010

click to enlarge TORO E./YELP
Not everyone appreciates the Ike's approach to overstuffing a sandwich. Leave it to Acme Bread Company to let the bread ― not the condiments ― shine. Every day, the bakery's Ferry Building location sells three or four prewrapped sandwiches for $5.15 apiece: cheese, jam, and arugula, say, or this little number with goat cheese, roast peppers, and green garlic thinly applied to a six-inch length of sweet baguette. It's not like the filling disappears into the sandwich ― every bite brings forth the fecund bite of garlic shoots, the rustic tang of goat cheese, the sweetness of the roast pepper strips. But it also starts with the bright crack of teeth meeting golden crust. And you remember just how many Acme baguettes you've bought for dinner, ripping off a chunk on the way back from the store just to snack on, and somehow ended up in a bread-drunk fugue, shivering yourself back into alertness only after you'd downed half the loaf. Great bread doesn't need honey mustard or dirty sauce.

Acme Bread Company Ferry Building Marketplace #15, 288-2978

Follow us on Twitter: @SFoodie

  • Pin It

Tags: , , ,

About The Author

Jonathan Kauffman

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook

Slideshows

  • 24th Annual Autumn Moon Festival
    Crowds gathered September 6-7 for the 24th Annual Autumn Moon Festival in Chinatown. Visitors enjoyed arts, crafts, cultural exhibits, food and a dog fashion show. Photographs by Dhoryan Rizo.
  • Felton: Touring the Redwoods
    Blue skies meet redwood canopies in the mountain town of Felton, located just north of Santa Cruz on Highway 9. Once a bustling logging community, the town is now a mix of mellow locals and serene wilderness. Visitors can enjoy the redwoods in nearby Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and splash in swimming holes in the San Lorenzo River. For a bite to eat stop by Rocky’s Cafe for fruit-laden pancakes, barbeque at the Cowboy Bar & Grill and poolside burgers at the Trout Farm Inn. Other stops worth checking out include Roaring Camp Railroads, the Mount Hermon zip line tour, and the educational Bigfoot Discovery Museum. For beer or cocktails a log cabin bar has you covered.