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Best Sandwiches St. Louis 2009 - Winslow's Home

Winslow\'s Home

Winslow's Home

7213 Delmar Blvd.

University City, MO 63130


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Fans of the brisket sandwich at Winslow's Home lurk in the open, like paparazzi. They pretend to browse the wares of this throwback general store/café and dream of the tender, thinly sliced brisket roasted overnight, basted with a beguiling jus and piled high between toasted flaxseed bread. They know that the time between the beginning of lunch and the moment — the dreaded, inevitable moment — when the brisket sells out is all too brief. You must be ready to pounce! Those who perpetually run late needn't worry. The other sandwiches at Winslow's Home are pounce-worthy, too: chicken breast with thick bacon and black-pepper mayo; roasted turkey with jalapeño cream cheese; grilled cheese with fontina and white cheddar. Even if the brisket isn't sold out, you might be tempted by the torta rustica, which layers ham, fontina, spinach, egg and red pepper between two pieces of pie crust. A sandwich...and a pie? Pounce.

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I'd like to start off by saying that I have a very open mind when it comes to restraurants. Not often do I find that I am completely not willing to give a restraurant another go, ever. But this place has been crossed off my list for good.

I came in thinking, 'what a cool vibe!', but was quickly dismayed when faced with very little choice of what to order. (I was there at dinnertime, maybe that was my mistake) In any case, I ordered something that sounded pretty good: a arugala salad with smoked trout, shaved fennel, lemon, and toasted pecans. It cost me 9.00 without tax. This is a high place, but I thought I'd give it a go. When they brought it out to me, however, I was stunned. I had ordered it to go, but this was more like "to waste"... money that is. It was smaller than a skimpy side salad! When I got home, more unhappiness was tossed my way. Not only was it incredibly minute, but there were no pecans or lemon to be found! Plus, despite the dressing and sour cream taking up half the container, the dressing was just olive oil and I have no clue why sour cream was served with such a salad.

Maybe if you don't care throwing away your money for orders that don't live up to their describtions in their quality, or let alone their ingredients, this is a place for you. But for the rest of us, (and by that I mean everyone) don't waste your time or money.


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