|London broil sandwich at Bon Fresco|
Terrific breads baked in the store. A menu of sandwiches with pork, turkey and cold cuts. Small, exception side dishes like the potato salad.
They were there in 2009. They're there today. I had raved about Bon Fresco in the first few years, and I hadn't posted -- even though it remains one of the places that we go when we need a guaranteed pick-me-up. Takeout dinners in the middle of the week. A nice lunch in the midst of doing errands along Snowden River Parkway.
Through it all, I have always had the London broil.
Thin-sliced beef paired with fresh greens, a slice of cheese, and I think some house-made sauce that may have red onions and something like a mayo. The ciabatta bread makes every sandwich special at Bon Fresco. It is the perfect crunch and chew, and I have loved it with the "Capri" sandwich of Italian meats and with sandwiches of turkey or roasted vegetables.
But I come back to the London broil. The rich, meaty flavor just makes a perfect sandwich. I keep looking for something new on the menu, then coming back to London broil because it is incredibly filling and satisfying. None of the post-lunch guilt you can get when a cheesesteak or an oversized hoagie becomes a lump in your stomach. That's because Bon Fresco really cares about those ingredients. Everything is fresh. Everything is delicious, and they put that together for a sandwich that I don't think has a rival anywhere around.
This is part of a Worth Repeating series highlighting dishes and places that you should hear about even though they aren't new. I'm suggesting sandwiches, Chinese, ground chuck and other items that have been HowChow favorites for years.
One change at Bon Fresco is that you need to ask for a side dish and pay extra. I think it is a quarter. Whatever they charge, you shouldn't skip the potato salad. Creamy, but tasting entirely of potato. It's a terrific side and another reason why Bon Fresco is one of the best restaurants in Howard County -- let alone one of the best sandwiches.