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Five Great Sandwiches

By Jenni Simcoe
Published: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at 11:08AM
5 Great Sandwiches: Spring St Mikey Wally

Burrata Sandwich at Spring St. Bar

The quest for the perfect sandwich is never-ending, with so many possibilities. Hot. Cold. Pressed. Grilled. Sweet. Savory. No matter which kind of sandwich you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it Downtown. Check out these five just right bites.

Burrata Sandwich at Spring St. Bar

This take on the caprese sandwich is outstanding. The creamy burrata cheese is complemented by roasted tomatoes, olive oil, basil and fig vinegar takes the place of balsamic on a ciabatta roll. This sandwich is the perfect size for an afternoon bite. Buon appetito! Spring St. Bar / 626 S. Spring

The Argentinean Sandwich at Kachi

If garlic is your friend, you’re in for a treat! The grilled rosemary chicken breast panini sandwich with provolone and chimichurri sauce, mixed greens, tomato and mayo is the perfect blend of salt, garlic and herbs. Typically it’s served on ciabatta, but ask for it on rosemary focaccia for the best flavor. Definitely worth a trip across the highway and an afternoon investment in breath mints. Kachi Deli Café / 1001 Wilshire

Grilled Vegetable Focaccia Sandwich at California Pizza Kitchen

This grilled veggie sandwich is a perfect choice for vegetarians or a great way to fit more veggies in your daily diet. Sauteed Portobello mushrooms and grilled red and yellow peppers are topped with fontina and mozzarella cheese, sliced Roma tomatoes, fresh mixed greens and a sun-dried tomato aioli served on focaccia bread. California Pizza Kitchen / 735 S. Figueroa or 330 S. Hope

Asian Pear & Gouda Sandwich on Raisin Walnut Bread at Syrup Desserts

The mix of salty melted cheese with the tart sweet Asian pear makes this sandwich one of the only things on the menu that doesn’t count as dessert. Think of it as grilled cheese with a twist. The raisins slightly caramelize on the outside before the bread gets a dusting of powdered sugar. Syrup Desserts / 611 S. Spring

Kurobuta Pork Belly Banh Mi at Mendocino Farms

Mendocino Farms takes on the popular Vietnamese Sandwich with braised, caramelized Kurobuta pork belly, housemade pickled daikon and carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, jalapenos, chili aioli on panini grilled ciabatta. The hot pork belly with the tangy cool daikon and carrots is the perfect mix of salty, sweet, tart flavors and textures. Mendocino Farms / 300 S. Grand or 444 S. Flower


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