Everyday Eats: The District's Ultimate Breakfast Dip
The East Village's newest sandwich shop serves up a killer breakfast 'which.
Posted Monday, June 25, 2012, 08:40AM
The breakfast sandwich is often commodified. Some bread (usually an English muffin), an egg (or egg-like substance), and a slice of pork (of questionable origin) is usually how the story goes. Luckily, if you're hungry in the a.m. and find yourself in the East Village, the neighborhood's newest sandwich shop is stepping things up. The District's Ultimate Breakfast Dip ($7.95) is stacked with ham, muenster cheese, baby spinach, and tomato, then drizzled with meyer lemon thyme aioli and finished off with a fried egg and spicy tomato sauce on top.
The construction may look a bit puzzling, but the beauty of the sandwich is it's both a classic, deli-style sandwich and a breakfast sandwich, which makes it great for mornings that get off to a late start. The star is the sauce, which has just enough heat to keep things interesting. You'll need a fork and knife to tackle the this 'which, but the extra effort is worth it.
Other breakfast-friendly options include The Olde Monte ($7.95), a sweet meets savory sandwich with ham, turkey, Swiss cheese, sliced pear, and caramelized red onions. The sourdough bread is dipped in French toast batter before being griddled and topped with powdered sugar, and served with some strawberry jam on the side. For another buck, you can add a side salad, small soup, or a bag of chips to any sandwich.
There are 15 different sandwiches in total, ranging from $3.95 for a Nutella and strawberry jam sandwich (served with a side of fruit) to $9.95 for a lox and bacon sandwich. There's also a selection of salads and two soups. Absolutely everything on the menu is under $10.
The District is located at 1021 Market Street and is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
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.