Yesterday, post GRE, Dave and I got lunch at one of my favorite spots for lunch, pastries, occassionally dinner, etc.: Petsi Pies. (Excuse the blurry iPhone photos, I didn’t take my camera with me to the exam). Petsi Pies is undeniably my happy place, as far as food establishments go. I was even more excited to get lunch at Petsi when I saw their specials on Twitter, one of which was The Golden Ticket sandwich with roasted butternut squash, brie, homemade cranberry almond chutney, baby spinach, and swiss, pressed on focaccia. I had seen them tweet this special for a couple of years now and I had never managed to be there on a day when they had it, so I was mighty excited to try it.
I made one substitution in mine, I asked for goat cheese instead of brie, which they happily switched for one dollar extra. You see, I do not like brie. This is unusual, I have not met many other people who do not like brie. But I do not. On top of that though, I absolutely love the combination of butternut squash and goat cheese, so I was happy to have that combo on my sandwich. It was excellent all around, with thick slices of tender butternut squash, the creaminess of the goat cheese and a little tang from the swiss, with the sweet and slightly tart apple cranberry chutney. The bread was sliced fairly thin with a chewy crust and a crispy toasted exterior. It went perfectly with the moist fillings.
Dave ordered a bowl of the beef chili with the hummus roller. I tasted the chili sans beef. It was hearty, smoky and just a touch spicy. The roller comes on a wrap with hummus, sliced cucumber, peppers and tomatoes with mixed greens and feta. I have gotten the hummus roller or platter several times before, but I was not a huge fan of the one we got yesterday. All of the ingredients were fine except for the hummus which just tasted off and not as fresh as it has in the past.
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