|TAYLOR GOURMET: GIRARD AVE $6.99|
TAYLORS GOURMET "GIRARD AVE"
1910 14th ST NW
Next time you are in DC and trying every other beer on Churchkey's menu you can walk a few blocks north at have yourself a real quicker soaker-upper at Taylor Gourmet until 3 am. It is one of 6 locations for the Philly -inspired specialty sandwich emporium.
There is also one on the bar-heavy H st Corridor in the NE.
It was the 46th dish I have completed from the "Chef's Feed" app.
Chefs Feed recommended the Pattison- which has House-roasted pork, provolone, and broccoli rabe- but I went with the pork, prove, onions and red peppers. It was perfect. And I wasn't even tipsy.
When TAYLOR first opened- their goal was to pay homage to their Philly roots and use Sarcones bread. I don't believe that's happening now. And it doesn't matter one bit. The white seeded roll was soft enough. The sandwich wasn't a bit messy either.
Music was mostly hip-hop during my visit although Vanilla Ice was out the speakers as I was wrapping up my visit.
I did a little research while typing this up and found out one of the two founders, Dave Mazza, went to college at Penn State with me. Hopefully- I'll run into him one of these days and wish him well.
They also serve brunch 8-11 on Saturdays and Sundays. You will probably want to try their risotto balls stuffed with porkroll.
I've been working the DC market now for a little over a year- and this is one of the best sandwiches I have had. If you're considering hitting DC for a weekend- shoot me an email. I'd be happy to share some noteworthy spots with you.