Tuesday, September 29, 2009

When You Wish Upon a Star... Provisions

The parent company to the almighty Bacchanalia, Star Provisions, provides some other tasty establishments all under the same roof. Provisions To Go is a longtime favorite of mine for primarily one item - The Chicken Sausage Biscuit. This breakfast sandwich is superior to all and will get its own review soon enough. PTG is primarily a lunch stand/bakery/preprepared meal stand and I have heard wide praise various items including their fried chicken, various cookies, and a bevy of sandwiches.

A few weeks ago, I set out to donate some food to the Atlanta Food Bank and while on that side of town, decided to try one of these highly regarded sammies. I opted for their rendition of a roast beef sandwich served with lettuce, a horseradish mayo, and a black pepper role. The sandwich took entirely too long to be prepared and I wasn't even there during peak lunch hours. As they finally finished making my sandwich I heard the lady wrapping my sandwich yell back to the assembly line, "Good job guys, you crushed this one," right before she called my name. Although completely unreassuring, I didn't think much of it and took it home. When I unwrapped my lunch, this is what I found:

Looks like a Wendy's buger, doesn't it?

Still, I really enjoyed the combination of simple ingredients and top quality, rare meat. It the meat was as tender and juicy as they come. While the sandwich was good, I really don't think it warranted the $10 price tag, but again, with the prestige of Star Provisions name, the prices will remain high. I just think that a simple sandwich should have a simple price. Oh, and chips are extra. Another thing that really got me was that the online menu mentioned this sandwich had sweet and sour onions. The in-store menu didn't, but I sure was craving them by the time I got there. Next time I wish upon a Star Provisions, I'll stick with the chicken sausage biscuit (only available on Saturday mornings).

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