Now that our office is Downtown, I'm checking out some new-to-me places for lunch and revisiting some old noon-hour friends, too. Today, I walked across the street to see if Waterfront Deli, 761 N. Water St., could satisfy my yen for a prosciutto panino.
I've long been a fan of Waterfront, though I haven't eaten there in a quite a while. The place, which by now seems to have been around forever, has a great selection of salads, sandwiches, pizzas and other lunch options. Plus, how can you resist the Wonka-style food delivery contraption?
This afternoon I was nursing a serious desire for the kind of prosciutto, tomato, basil, fresh mozzarella panino on a mini baguette that Whole Foods has lately been offering.
Could I find something similar at the well-stocked Waterfront?
There's a prosciutto sandwich on the menu but as I ordered I asked if it was grilled. Nope. Still, I gave it a whirl, knowing already it wasn't going to be exactly what the doctor ordered.
Now don't get me wrong, the Prosciutto di Parma ($8.50) sandwich at Waterfront Deli is good. It's got roasted eggplant, red onions, roasted tomatoes, Fontina, arugula and a balsamic sauce on rye. It's thick and tasty. But a little over-complicated for my tastes today.
I'll have to keep looking Downtown for a simple, fresh, delicious, Italian-style prosciutto panino. Some folks have suggested Rustico, Sven's and Green Kitchen at the Public Market. I'll check them out.
But, Waterfront Deli, I'll be back; the pizza sure looked tempting today. In the meantime, please keep offering the blood orange San Pellegrino.
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