Friday, October 4, 2013

New Bon Fresco Comes To Annapolis Junction; Breakfast Or Lunch For Gov't Contractors



London Broil!

The Bon Fresco Sandwich Bakery in Columbia is truly one of the best restaurants in the county even though they serve sandwiches from a counter.  Everything starts with amazing bread, then fills with great meats and vegetables.

Now, a second Bon Fresco has opened in Annapolis Junction.  Jeff from Southern Skies Coffee Roasters has a day job nearby, and he reports that it's a great place for lunch -- or for breakfast, which they don't offer in Columbia:

One of the hardest things to do with a retail business is to expand while maintaining the same quality and service that your customers have come to expect. From all indications, it appears that the owner of Bon Fresco, Gerald Koh, has done exactly that. Tucked into an industrial building in Annapolis Junction, Bon Fresco fills a much-needed shortage in lunch options for the thousands of government contractors in nearby National Business Park.  
The menu is the same as that of the Columbia location, but with the expanded morning hours, they've added in some breakfast items. Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to try anything from the breakfast menu yet. My perennial favorite, the london broil sandwich, is still just as good as it's always been. Served on crusty ciabatta, the broiled steak is thinly sliced and dressed with mixed greens and seasoned mayo. The contrasting flavors and textures combine perfectly to create what is one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. 
Koh is a master at surprising you with unexpected flavor profiles. A perfect example of this is how the pearl couscous salad is elevated by the addition of apricots, which give it a subtle touch of sweetness reminiscent of vanilla. There is clearly a lot of thought at work here. 
The service is friendly and the staff handles the lunch rush quickly. I recognized a few faces from the Columbia location. It's a welcome addition to the lunch scene east of I-95.
Bon Fresco Sandwich Bakery
10907 Guilford Rd.
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
301-725-3012

NEAR:  Bon Fresco is just north of Rte 32.  It's near the intersection of Guilford Road and Dorsey Run Road.

4 comments:

EastCoastMatt said...

i really wish they would do a banh mi.

Anonymous said...

London Broil Sandwich = Nirvana.

Interesting how one of their best and popular sandwiches still has a hand written paper sign on the register at the original store. May be missed by some who only look at the wall menu when stopping in.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see some new menu options.

Anonymous said...

Two words: London Broil!

I asked a co-worker to rate the London Broil and the Pork sandwiches. He said both are 10s, but if he could only eat one sandwich for the rest of his life, it would be the London Broil.