Bay Cities Italian Deli Spaniard (Dose of Vitamin P)

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Some people probably go to Bay Cities Italian Deli for years and never stray from The Godmother, a sandwich starring an array of Italian meats and cheeses on a soft, crusty, house-baked Italian bread. It would be hard to fault them, since that’s such a classic. Still, as a food writer, I can’t help but explore new options (you know, content), so every once in awhile, I’ll go with Meatball or the Poorboy. On my latest visit, I strayed from Italy altogether and ordered The Spaniard ($9.85) that mainly features Spanish meats and cheeses on – gasp – a baguette.

The Spaniard isn’t made to order; you’ll find them wrapped in white butcher paper on the deli counter, along with other grab-and-go sandwiches, meaning they may sit for awhile. Still, my experience with The Spaniard still worked out well. The small-ish sandwich was stacked with jamon serrano, coppa seca, honey ham, Pamplona chorizo, Gruyere cheese, oregano, parsley, roasted tomatoes, olive oil, black pepper, and rosemary on a chewy baguette. Next time, I’ll probably beg to go back to The Godmother like some kind of guilt-ridden sandwich adulterer, but I enjoyed my brief fling with The Spaniard.

Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.

Address: 1517 Lincoln Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Bay Cities Italian Deli Spaniard (Dose of Vitamin P)

1517 Lincoln Boulevard Santa Monica CA 90401

Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie founded FoodGPS in 2005. Read about him here.

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