Note: change of ownership, but still same sandwich recipes.
Got a hankering for some great sandwiches made with the freshest and best ingredients? Take a stroll down S Street to Dad's. The Englands, Sam (dad), Zak, and Ali, opened Dad's in 2004 and they are doing a brisk business.
Perhaps you like roast beef—so try the Get Away, which is piled high with meat and fixed with cream cheese, red onion, lettuce, horseradish sauce and brown mustard on focaccia. I like hot sandwiches and highly recommend the Blue Collar Dream—Harris Ranch tri-tip, pepper jack, roasted red onion, red pepper, mushrooms, tomato, black olive, with garlic spread, brown mustard and pepper plant sauce on a roll. Wow! Some other combinations are titled Honky Tonk Hero, Bikini Kill, Hot Blonde, and Bad Breath Special.
Zak and Ali have been in the food service industry for a number of years. Sam had been working for many years as an Operations Manager in the dried bean biz. The kids approached Sam to retire early and join them in opening the sandwich shop.
The shop opened last June and started with just making sandwiches to order. After a while they began to see what people liked, discovered some interesting combinations, and came up with some set sandwiches to make ordering quicker. Some of the sandwiches are named for/by certain customers.
Zak says that all of their ingredients come from farmers' markets, specialty bakers, and small suppliers. Each day there are two soups made from scratch. Fridays are clam chowder and Wednesdays are chili. There is always one made vegetarian.
Currently the hours are Monday thru Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday they stay open until "beer-thirty", which means whenever they feel like closing. Seating is very limited, especially when weather does not permit outdoor seating. It is recommended that you call in your order to reduce your wait on-site.
Dad's is at 1310 S Street. Call your order in to 488-DADS.