Everyday Eats: Sandwiches at Big Front Door

University Heights' newest sandwich shop



Big Front Door, University Heights' newest sandwich shop, is no grab and dash deli. The bright and airy space is dominated by a giant communal table and (just as advertised) a big front door, which opens wide to let the maximum amount of sunshine spill in. It's a prime spot to get your sandwich to stay and soak up the sun, or to load up a picnic basket and shoot down to Balboa Park for a meal al fresco.

Sandwich options go beyond the standard deli fare, with items like the T & T sandwich (turkey and tapenade) and the vegetarian friendly Avocado Highway, with sliced avocado, tomato, and a parmesan crisp, but most of the buzz is about the Loins of Fire sandwich ($9.50). Chili pork loin is piled on top of a roast poblano pepper, with pickled onions, aioli, cilantro, and lettuce between two halves of a toasted torpedo roll from Sadie Rose Baking Co. 

The moist, slced pork has some spice, but it's tempered by the mild pepper and the rings of pickled onion, which bring a tangy sweetness. You won't need a soda to cut the heat, but try one anyway. BFD's selection of bottled craft sodas is vast, including everything from Faygo to a sugary blueberry soda that tastes fairly true to its origin fruit. There is also an entire fridge dedicated to 6-packs of craft brews and another stocked with bottles of wine.

For only $1.50 extra, it's worth grabbing a side, like red curry quinoa, the black bean salad, or the chipotle potato salad. There are even desserts, including cookies studded with big chocolate chips and mini chocolate cakes called chocolate bombs. 

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About the author: Erin Jackson is obsessed with finding the best cheap and tasty eats in San Diego. Keep up with her other food finds on EJeats.com

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