|Mexico City Chicken & Chipotle|
|St. Paul's Pizza|
The Mexico City Chicken & Chipotle sandwich certainly took the right steps towards proving his point. The chipotle packed just the right amount of kick and the basil pecan pesto freakin rocks. Even the cucumbers were a brilliant, crunchy veggie choice that provided a textural balance between the halves soft Ciabatta bread.
Also impressive was the St. Paul's Pizza. I didn't see this one coming. At first glance of the menu board, it seemed like the pizzas were out of place. The reduced price pita sandwiches, sure, but pizzas as well? It seemed like a Subway-esque move... until I tried it. Again using the basil pecan pesto, the square-shaped pie really hit the spot. Topped with large Louisiana shrimp and plenty of cheese to go along with the pesto and roasted portabellas, I'd eat this again and again.
|Feta Potato Salad|
I also got a taste of the Mediterranean Portabella on Focaccia as well as the Southwest Salad Wrap with Asiago, roasted corn relish, and ancho ranch dressing. The sauces and dressings on all the Street Breads sandwiches really set them apart. I wasn't able to try any of the pitas or breakfast sandwiches, but I'm sure they are all rather tasty as well. As for me... dessert beckoned.
|Deep South Pork & Slaw|
Street Breads is in the process of taking Lake Charles by storm. The sandwich shop is really filling a niche that had been longing for some artisan sandwiches and a restaurateur that really gave a crap about their product. It seems like Josh's next move might be to open a couple other South Louisiana locations... like perhaps Lafayette and Baton Rouge. I know I certainly wouldn't object. This kind of attention-to-detail sandwich spot, priced appropriately between a Subway and a Panera Bread, is exactly what Baton Rouge needs. For now though, go see them in Lake Charles!