We’re betting you didn’t know August is National Sandwich Month. In honor of the occasion, we’ve rounded up some OTP eateries that are offering delectable creations that elevate the humble sandwich to an extra-tasty level beyond the ham and cheese or peanut butter and jelly versions you may recall from your school days of brown-bag lunches. Sink your teeth into these sandwiches:
- Tuscany Sandwich at Alon’s Bakery & Market
Vegetarians can get in on the sandwich fun this month at the Dunwoody location of Alon’s Bakery & Market, which serves up a tasty sandwich called the Tuscany. Crafted from roasted eggplant, sundried tomatoes, arugula and a creamy blend of goat cheese with chives on house-made whole wheat bread, the Tuscany is a satisfying choice. Alon’s offers up plenty of other sandwiches too (including their popular lamb sandwich), which can be ordered hot or cold. We especially love that they make their bread for each and every sandwich from-scratch daily.
4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. NE, Atlanta, 678-397-1781, alons.com.
- Salmon BLT at Ray’s at Killer Creek
A seafood twist on the classic lunchtime staple of a BLT makes for a fresh bite to eat at Ray’s at Killer creek in the form of their salmon BLT. Topped with smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun, the salmon BLT gets a tangy kick from chive tartar sauce. Enjoy the dish with a side of house-cut fries or keep it lighter and go with a side salad.
1700 Mansell Rd., Alpharetta, 770-649-0064, raysrestaurants.com.
- Braised beef short rib panini at Colletta
Carnivores can visit Colletta—located at Avalon in Alpharetta—for an indulgent sandwich that ups the lunch game. The braised beef short rib panini is topped with pickled shallots, tallegio (an Italian chees that brings a mild fruity tang), salsa verde and arugula. This tender melt comes served with a choice of a side salad or fries, and is available on their lunch menu Mondays through Fridays (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (noon-3:30 p.m.).
900 Third St., Alpharetta, 678-722-8335, collettarestaurant.com.
- Market catch “bahn mi” sandwich at Oak Steakhouse
Just next door to Colletta, pop into Oak Steakhouse to dig in to the market catch “bahn mi” sandwich, composed of pickled vegetables, herb salad and a zesty sriracha lime mayo that adds some nice heat. Not a fish fan? Try their CAB steak sandwich instead, topped with peperonata (a blend of peppers, onions and tomatoes) blue cheese fondue on a brioche bun. Both sandwiches are available Monday through Friday in the bar area.
950 Third St., Alpharetta, 678-722-8333, oaksteakhouseatlanta.com.
- Roast chicken panini at Marlow’s Tavern
Check out one of the several OTP outposts of Marlow’s Tavern, where you can order up a simple and hearty chicken sandwich that’s warm and melty. Their roast chicken panini includes melting provolone cheese, arugula, tomato, apple wood smoked bacon and a bright basil aioli on pressed ciabatta bread. Nothing fancy, but solid ingredients make for a trusty sandwich here. (Try the truffled parmesan fries as an appetizer while you’re at it.)
Various locations, marlowstavern.com.
- Braised lamb “gyro” sandwich at Foundation Social Eatery
The lunch menu at Foundation Social Eatery in Roswell boasts a bevy of sandwiches that will spice up your lunch game. The braised lamb “gyro” sandwich is made form tender braised lamb served between crispy slices of house-made baguette, then topped with tomato, red onion, mint and tzatziki for a little Greek touch. If lamb’s not your thing, try the crispy chicken sandwich for a gastropub classic or the grilled shrimp BLT (we love the caper remoulade on that challah bread).
1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Space 810, Roswell, 770-641-8877, foundationatl.com.