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Root & Pecker

Root & Pecker

My name is Mike Sanford and I am a diabetic. Every morning I start my day thinking about the things I am allowed to eat. Lunch entrees that are bad for my blood sugar. I wistfully think of wonderfully delectable food items I should really never eat again. This weekend I was introducing long time pal Andy Caldwell to the delights of this smart, contemporary, lunch stop. "It's pretty much a sandwich and salad menu, but the food is very good," I say offering another lunch option if Root & Pecker wasn't his kind of place. "Let's do Root & Pecker", Andy said. "They have an interesting looking menu," he added.

The GLOB Master immediately remembered a sandwich he had looked at several times at lunch but always fought a valiant fight and opted for a tasty salad. "I have been looking at what they call , 'The Best Ham Sandwich' for along time Andy," I said. "I have dreams about enjoying a delicious ham sandwich," I added shrugging off any feelings of guilt that may be clinging to my conscience. This was not my momma's Ham sandwich. The cranberry walnut sourdough was toasted to perfection. Several slices of perfectly cooked ham were stacked upon tomato's, and delicious slices of Havarti cheese. (Half 7.89, Whole 11.79). These ingredients we fabulously encompassed with just the right amount of mayonnaise. A tart, crunchy pickle spear was my perfect side item. My thought was to chew each bite 75 bites to prolong the culinary ecstasy. Have you ever seen the house cat using the litter box with this completely sublime look of joy on their face GLOBers?

That was me falling in love with my ham sandwich..

Andy selected the Chicken Salad Sandwich with chunky slices of chicken breast made with their our vegan cashew aoli, red grapes, minced onion, topped with citrus apples, lettuce, and cashew aioli, served on pressed, cranberry walnut sourdough bread. (Half 7.89, Whole 11.79). Andy said he liked his sandwich with a tell-tale remark, "You know, I eat sandwiches a lot, especially ham sandwiches," Andy said. "So I am not going to get weird about my sandwich like you appear to be doing GLOB Master."

- Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

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Last modified onThursday, 12 July 2018 06:12

Additional Info

  • Phone Number: 352 3021-3309
  • Address: 5408 NW 8th Ave., Gainesville, FL
  • Urban GLOB Location: Newberry Road
  • Latitude: 29.659715
  • Longitude: -82.400939
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  • Bob Zulu
    Bob Zulu Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:08 Comment Link

    Check out the live latin music experience of Gainesvilles own
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    This Friday , Sept 5 6-9PM at CYMPLIFY!
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    BZ

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