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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Finding Time in 2013: Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium

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The month of July kind of flew by for us. Between a trip to Chicago for the 4th, a weekend visit from my grandparents, work travels to Seattle for me, and then preparing to hit the road for our family vacation in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, it suddenly dawned on me that though we'd had a lot of fun and eaten a lot of good food, we hadn't fulfilled our challenge for the month
Keeping along with the theme of the year, which is hellbent on avoiding rules and going with the flow, we decided to pop into Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium thirty minute before closing one evening. The family owned sandwich shop is teeny tiny, more conducive for taking your food to go. We decided to take advantage of the casual outdoor seating, and enjoyed our food while it was still hot.

Fozzie's menu is a bit overwhelming, and I found myself hemming and hawing over what to order. Their extensive menu boasts far more than just the sandwiches in their namesake, and the array of options kept me second-guessing my order. Much as their burgers, salads, hot dogs, and spreads tempted me, I ultimately went with the lamb gyro, but asked for veggies to be added to it (from the veggie gyro). Ryan ordered the black n blue, complete with steak, spinach, blue cheese, and tiger sauce (??) on a hoagie roll. 
To share, we ordered a regular foz-o-licious shake, which was surprisingly expensive ($4.25) for its small size (pictured above). The foz-o-licious features goat cheese, roasted apples, and caramel. Goat cheese in a milkshakes? Yes and yes. This is quite possibly one of the best shakes I've ever had, and I will absolutely pay the steep price in the future for a few more sips of the combination. It manages to be sweet and tangy, with chunks of goat cheese, apples, and caramel throughout.
Unfortunately the food didn't score quite as high as our shake. Ryan's sandwich was overloaded with the mystery tiger sauce, taking away the flavor from the steak and blue cheese. I liked my gyro, although it's hard to compare to our favorite gyro place, where the lamb meat is slow cooked and thinly sliced. Like Ryan's, mine was overloaded with sauce...so much so that picking it up and eating it was impossible. By the time I'd eaten my way to the pita bread, it was too soggy to enjoy.
All that being said, we didn't hate our meals. I already have plans to go back, yes for the shake, but also to give some of the other menu items a try!

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