Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Lunch: Black Camel

Posted by Jennifer

Sunny, cool days offer the invitation to go for a walk, and the Black Camel is the right distance for a break from work So much the better that it sells two of our favourite sandwiches in the whole city—pulled pork and brisket.

When limited to just one of those two, we opt for the pulled pork. Topped with caramelized onions and a slather of barbecue sauce, it is a thing of beauty. We, on the other hand, are not so lovely after eating a pulled pork sandwich since we usually manage to squirt a little of the sour/sweet sauce on our chins or right down our fronts. The bun has enough body that it doe not completely disintegrate in the hand. As an added topping, we pile on some of our side order of peppery, slightly creamy, coleslaw.

This time our second sandwich is roasted red peppers and eggplant with arugula, fontina, and basil pesto mayo. Despite the absence of meat, it is as hearty as the pulled pork.

Our dessert is the only weak link in this lunch. The pastry on our Portuguese-style custard tart is flaky but tough. One of us thinks there is a coconutty undertone to the vanilla flavouring.

Two sandwiches, a coleslaw, custard tart, and two San Pellegrino citrus sodas cost $25.72.

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