Kale& – Beets, Quinoa, Goat Cheese, Orange Caraway Vin
Pimento Mac n’ Cheese
Patty – Ground Beef, Smoked Cream Cheese, Onion, Pepperjack
Falafel – Green Pea Falafel, Chickpea Puree, Kale Slaw, Cucumber
Cold Brown – Roast Turkey, House Bacon, Tomato, Gruyere Fondue, Parsley
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Continuing a shift in catering to locally owned and operated Restaurants it was from soon-to-be-neighbor The Goodwich that lunch arrived on Monday, Director of Operations Nichole Hegge taking it upon herself to oversee delivery of two trays of Sandwiches, plenty of Mac n’ Cheese plus Salad and Cookies.
Truly a story of building a brand out of nothing, Joshua Clark’s stint serving “Stacked-Rite” Sandwiches out of a shack in front of Dino’s Lounge now yielding a full-scale Restaurant inside the Soho Lofts with a second location coming soon at Buffalo and Warm Springs, it was precisely on time that Ms Hegge stepped out of the elevator with everything still warm despite a twenty-five minute drive, the finishing touches added in the staff kitchen where breadcrumbs were placed atop tender elbow Noodles.
Adding quality plates, napkins, utensils and serviceware as part of the per-head cost, all signs of a Business who knows how to impress, it was with a modest tab which even impressed the sponsor that a diverse staff eyed items carefully before digging in, the Kale one inquired “that’s what they make Green Smoothies out of, right?” popular amongst several thanks to its light and refreshing flavor even before adding Dressing provided on the side.
Capable of being either healthy or gluttonous, Mondays adding to The Goodwich’s allure with Chef’s Choice Macaroni & Cheese which this week fortunately came gooey with Pimento-Cream Cheese plus Cheddar, it was with Crumbs settling in crisp juxtaposition that all but those with a low spice tolerance were impressed, the fact that nearly two whole trays went home as someone’s family dinner entirely a result of more-than-generous portioning.
Moving next to three signature Sandwiches, self-selected on two styles of toasted Bread and quartered at the Restaurant’s discretion, fans of Chef Clark’s Patty Melt will be thrilled to know the house-ground Beef travels well without becoming soggy despite melted Cheese and Sauteeed Onions, the same praise equally applicable to herbaceous Falafel that eats light, crisp and healthy as well as the Kentucky-inspired “Cold Brown” that is available with or without Bacon, though anyone omitting that crispy goodness is either of a religion where Pork is forbidden or simply foolish.
Rounding out the meal with two-dozen Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, arguably the best in town and delivered still slightly warm with a soft center, suffice it to say that anyone looking for a great spread without breaking the bank should definitely consider The Goodwich for catering, their addition to a growing monthly rotation guaranteed to be even more prominent when a location less than one mile away opens.
N/A: While it might take a little more effort and planning to cater from The Goodwich rather than Earl of Sandwich, Firehouse Subs or Panera the combination of ingredient quality, commitment and local ownership makes every extra second spent worthwhile and everyone from the well-traveled gourmand to those happy with Subway will be able to appreciate the difference.
RECOMMENDED: Patty Melt, Cold Brown, Kale&, Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.
TIP: 11a-11p daily with specials frequently offered in limited quantities on Social Media, including Macaroni and Cheese on Mondays.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.