Which Wich?

May 24, 2011

So many delicious sandwiches to choose from! Today we made our whole line – Lemon Zest Hummus, Pesto Tofu, Curried Tuna salad – and they all turned out GREAT!! I was more than happy with them!

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Tofu in the oven!

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Plus PIKALS! [Pickle, I know, but ever since learning about the Mayan site Tikal, which is pronounced “tick-al” but I like to pronounce “tickle,” I now like to spell pickles, pikals!]

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The crew took our sandwich orders today – I ordered Monicello’s Garden: Lemony Hummus, Kalamata olives, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, tomato, mustard. YUM! The hummus turned out great!

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We also taste-tested the Pesto + Tofu and were also really pleased with how it turned out. I can’t wait to eat a sandwich for lunch everyday! (Or nearly every day.. Smile )

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We’ve got things to do and menus to hang!

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1 Ellie@fitforthesoul May 24, 2011 at 1:43 pm

wow these combos all sound great! haha by the title, I thought you were going to write about the eatery WHICH WICH by my school :P

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2 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 24, 2011 at 1:45 pm

mmmm Can you transport a few of those sammy over here stat!?! They sound soo good!

especially the hummus and curried tuna, mm mmm! :) Best wishes for the remaining prep! :)

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3 Michelle R. May 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm

ok, is that water bottle glass? Where did you get it?

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4 KathEats May 24, 2011 at 1:59 pm

It’s BPA free plastic. KOR brand. Amazon

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5 Lisa Fine May 24, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Lemon hummus sounds excellent – that’s my choice! [Mostly because I’m allergic to soy, so no tofu for me.] :(

Sounds like everything’s going really well with the bread-making and sandwich-building. I would love to open a cafe or tea house one day, and I can use your posts as a reference for ideas.

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6 Jaime May 24, 2011 at 1:48 pm

lemon zest hummus and pesto tofu both sound AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I seriously want to move to Charlottesville just so I can eat at your bakery every day! <3

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7 Baking 'n' Books May 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Wait – are you serving Tofu sandwiches! How unique! :)

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8 Katherine May 24, 2011 at 1:58 pm

O my gosh, this looks divine!

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9 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Curried tuna salad sounds delicious although I would have ordered the hummus one just to get some kalamata olives. I just love those.

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10 Natalia - a side of simple May 24, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I just had tofu with pesto last night and it was fantastic. Though, I’m sure it would have tasted even BETTER with some GH bread…

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11 Natalie @ Will Jog For Food May 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm

So exciting! You have a great place to eat lunch at every day :)

I’ve actually been to Tikal, hehe. The most amazing ruins I’ve ever seen for sure.

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12 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing May 24, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Looking forward to seeing the menu signs — hope you plan to post a pic of ‘em :)

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13 Cara @ EAT. PRAY. RUN. May 24, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Those cutting boards are awesome. I love reading your updates on the restaurant – it’s a dream of mine to open my own gig!

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14 Amy May 24, 2011 at 2:14 pm

awesome looking sandwich!!!! I wish I could try one :)

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15 Jane May 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Those sandwiches look great. I love my GH, but I wish they would offer sandwiches. ;)

Great job to you and your crew!

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16 Johanna B May 24, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I’ll take one Monticello’s Garden to go asap, please.

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17 Estela @ Weekly Bite May 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm

that sandwich sounds delicious :) Sounds like everything is moving smoothly :)

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18 Rachel May 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm

It sounds like you have an excellent sandwich menu! I went to my local Great Harvest today for lunch and got the California Cobb sandwich on Honey Whole Wheat. It was SO good. I also bought a loaf of raisin cinnamon chip…so excited! I think the Carmel Indiana Great Harvest should modify their sandwich menu to includes some of your variations!

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19 Chloe (South Beach Girl) May 24, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Oooh, the curried tuna sounds delicious! I just might have to recreate that at home :)

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20 Megan May 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I love pesto on sandwiches! It gives them so much flavor.
But I think the lemony hummus sandwich would win for me. Look at all of that veg action! Yum!

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21 Rebecca May 24, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Lemon hummus?! Is that a Great Harvest brand, or your own creation? Monicello’s Garden sounds delicious (and I love the name!) Olives + hummus + tomatoes = WIN.

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22 KathEats May 24, 2011 at 2:28 pm

They are all our own creations :)

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23 kristen May 24, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Sounds like you’ll have a great variety of sandwiches- can’t wait to see the final bakery pictures and menus!

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24 Kamaile May 24, 2011 at 2:31 pm

I love that you have options for vegetarians/vegans! That never happens here in Texas!

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25 Angel7 May 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm

The Lemon Zest Hummus sounds really good! Wish I could have some right now!

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26 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I could absolutely eat that sandwich everyday! YUM! I remember playing restaurant when I was a kid and taking orders. This seems like so much fun! I’m kinda jealous right now!

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27 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg May 24, 2011 at 2:47 pm

That tofu in the oven looks so THICK!! Yum!!

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28 erica May 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm

if you had to choose, what are your personal favorite GH products?

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29 KathEats May 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Which category?

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30 erica May 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm

breads and sandwiches! :)

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31 KathEats May 24, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Breads: High Five, Flax Oat Bran (called Cville Crunch in our store) and Apple Crunch

Sweets: Big Kahuna bar, Carrot Raisin Walnut muffin, Savannah Bar

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32 erica May 24, 2011 at 3:16 pm

thanks kath!
when i go to my local GH, i get so overwhelmed! lol!

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33 Sandy May 24, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Lunch is my downfall. Nothing ever sounds great and I end up snacking. I wish I could just drop into your Great Harvest and choose an awesome sandwich every day. Congratulations on following your dream.

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34 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen May 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Yum! Those sandwiches sound amazing!!

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35 Emily May 24, 2011 at 3:04 pm

mmmm now I want a pickle :)

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36 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I love those breadboards/cutting boards! Oh I want one!!! They look awesome. And not to actually use to cut things on…

To use as a food photography backdrop. lol

My eye always goes to things that look like i could make a good prop out of them :)

Tickle/ Tikal. Love it. :) In my mind i will always think of it as tickle now :)

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37 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn May 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Do you get to design your own sandwiches/make your own recipes or do you have to follow the Great Harvest guidelines/recipes? I am curious because it would be amazing to have a franchise with some freedom!

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38 KathEats May 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm

It’s called the Freedom Franchise – we can do whatever we want, pretty much

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39 Matt May 24, 2011 at 7:11 pm
40 Brae May 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm

When is opening day?!?!?!?

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41 KathEats May 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm

June 3

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42 Christine (Merf) May 24, 2011 at 3:33 pm

June 3 I will be on my way to Las Vegas!!! (Poor me, I know).

The following weekend, I think my boys and I will road trip it to Great Harvest C-Ville!!!

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43 Lisa @ Healthful Sense May 24, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Great idea for the hummus! You come up with some amazing ideas. I love sun-dried tomato hummus and kalamata olive hummus but I haven’t tried lemony yet!

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44 Kelsey May 24, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I had my first ever Great Harvest sandwich today… before following your blog, I had no idea that they even made sandwiches (maybe all of them don’t? This is my third city with a GH, and I never knew!!). Turkey on light wheat with roasted peppers and onions from GH Colorado Springs… my only qualm would be the onions. Lovely lunch!

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45 Kate @ NaturaStride May 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Hey Kath! I am loving the progress and updates with the bakery! That Monicello’s Garden sandwich looks right up my alley. I remember reading once that you usually eat vegetarian meals when eating at restaurants unless you know that the meat offered is organic/natural/grass-fed, etc. and have actually kind of adopted that (most of the time anyways!). I’m sure you’ve mentioned this before – but what kind of meats does Great Harvest offer for sandwiches?

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46 KathEats May 24, 2011 at 3:46 pm

We have searched and researched for a local pasture-fed deli meat in our area, but we haven’t been able to find one. We’re opening with all-natural meats, although I realize all-natural does not mean much. It will be a work in progress. We ARE using pasture eggs in our sweets!!!! I am very very excited about that. And local produce.

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47 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) May 24, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I would die if I saw a sandwich with tofu in it at a bakery! Love the options for vegetarians :)

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48 Kelly @foodiefresh May 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm

One more thing to get more pesto in my mouth: tofu! Thanks for the idea. :)

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49 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 24, 2011 at 3:56 pm

oh my that looks SO good. So many options for sandwiches too :)

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50 Mary @ Bites and Bliss May 24, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I’d definitely have a hard time choosing what to make a sandwich out of with whatever ingredients you want! It’d end up being a foot tall. ;)

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51 Jennifer May 24, 2011 at 4:12 pm

The Curried tuna salad sounds really good. I bet just a slice of bread by itself is out of this world. I searched for locations near me and have one within 5 miles. :) :) Who knew.

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52 Running With Mascara May 24, 2011 at 4:17 pm

YUM! Those sandwiches seriously sound amazing! Good luck with everything!

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53 Melissa May 24, 2011 at 4:18 pm

That looks like great comfort food and I could use some comfort today! Food envy going on over here . . . :)

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54 Jamie May 24, 2011 at 4:20 pm

There is a sandwich shop here called Which Wich, funny.

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55 Liz @ Tip Top Shape May 24, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Mmm, pesto tofu sounds amazing!!

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56 Lauren May 24, 2011 at 4:28 pm

That sandwich sounds incredible! I love the lemon hummus idea. Are those cutting boards your plates? What a brilliant idea.

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57 Ashley May 24, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Pesto tofu sounds outstanding!! This is all so exciting!!! :)

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58 MelanieF May 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm

We do not have any Great Harvest here in Quebec, Canada. We are going on a small trip at the beginning of July in Burlington, VT and there’s a Great Harvest there. I am planning on buying some breads to take home. Would you happen to know anything about that particular Great Harvest and what would you recommend I buy? :-) Thank you!

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59 KathEats May 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm

I don’t know anything about that one -but I listed my favorite breads in a comment above

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60 MelanieF May 24, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Thank you! :-)

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61 lynn @ the actor's diet May 24, 2011 at 4:40 pm

love the veggie options. no sardine sandwich?!? ;)

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62 KathEats May 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm

I want to put one on special sometime!

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63 Carol May 24, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Love the cutting boards! So excited for your opening:) Have you thought about on-line sales, once you get everything up and running? Have a great evening!

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64 KathEats May 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Maybe! We’ll have to see. I don’t want to go to the post office everyday, but it could work.

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65 Samantha May 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Will you add all the GH wares to your open sky? Love the cutting board and hoping to buy that I <3 great harvest shirt….

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66 KathEats May 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Maybe! But I’d have to be the warehouse + shipper and that might get hard..

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67 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) May 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I had a Great Harvest sandwich for lunch too! It was phenomenal!

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68 Heidi - apples under my bed May 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm

the sandwiches look fantastic!! I’ll say it again, I wish your store was near me! :)
Heidi xo

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69 Vanessa May 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Loving that sandwich combo. I have a feeling your sandwiches are going to be a big hit, as well as the bread of course.

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70 kaila @ healthy helper! May 24, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Lemon humus?? Yes please!! All those sandwiches sound fabulous!

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71 Cat May 24, 2011 at 5:59 pm

OMG! The sammies look amazing! If I’m ever in CVille, I’d totally pop in for one!

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72 katie @KatieDid May 24, 2011 at 6:23 pm

It’s really great how much creativity you get as owners even though its a franchise. I’m guessing those sandwich creations are all your own creations, they sound Delish! will you advertise about using local produce/ pastured eggs? thats a really great feature of the bakery!

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73 Kath May 24, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Yeah!

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74 Sarah@The Flying ONION May 24, 2011 at 6:45 pm

You’re making me crave sandwiches! GH sandwiches! So delicious. You guys must be ecstatic for opening day. :D

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75 Katy (The Singing Runner) May 24, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Looks amazing! Yum!

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76 Shannon @ My Place In The Race May 24, 2011 at 7:35 pm

The sammy looks fantastic! How exciting to see how close y’all are getting :D

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77 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs May 24, 2011 at 7:49 pm

It’s so much fun to watch the bakery’s progress!!

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78 Kristi @ Hiding in Honduras May 24, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Kath, you’re cute! The Spanish pronunciation is more like tee-kal…but I like the idea of adopting that for pickles as well – pee-kals. haha!

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79 KathEats May 24, 2011 at 8:20 pm

That is how I do say it – “teee” but I think I was thinking ahead to the tickle!

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80 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 24, 2011 at 8:24 pm

All those sandwiches sound great! I’d be excited about getting to eat a sandwich everyday for lunch too. I love that you can always change up the fillings so that you don’t get bored of them!

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81 Anita May 24, 2011 at 8:44 pm

I’d eat there everyday but I’m in CT. At least I could trust what I was eating. No so much fun eating out anymore. And……….how could anyone not eat bread ? I could never understand that, but that’s my mediterranean background talking: bread is the staff of life.

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82 Hannah May 24, 2011 at 8:45 pm

I’ll totally help you make “pikals” happen…. right after I stop dreaming about the lemony hummus sandwich!

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83 Sheila May 24, 2011 at 10:43 pm

My local GH is such a bummer compared to yours…no sammies, no almond butter, never even seen a monkey on location :) great bread though!

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84 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 24, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Awesome sandwich combos! Sandwiches for lunch every day? YES, please!!!

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85 faith May 24, 2011 at 11:10 pm

We’ve been to Tikal!
CANNOT wait to get my paws on one of those ‘wiches!

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86 Khushboo May 24, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Mm the pesto tofu sounds so delicious! Given the variety of breads/fillings, I don’t think there’s a chance to get bored with the options! Also I love how each filling has some form of protein in it!

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87 Lara May 25, 2011 at 12:12 am

I have the exact same water bottle! Love it! :)

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88 Lenna May 25, 2011 at 1:38 am

Wow, the prettiest sandwich ever! I love all of the ingredients used.

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89 Kristen Waby May 25, 2011 at 3:50 am

I love those cutting boards!

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90 Molly @ RDexposed May 25, 2011 at 7:52 am

Ooo you have me crazing a Pita Pit hummus pita!

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91 JenATX May 25, 2011 at 11:04 am

nothing better than a fresh sandwich on fresh bread.. so comforting!

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92 natalie (the sweets life) May 25, 2011 at 12:36 pm

whoa—I might need to recreate that sandwich at home until I can make it to C-ville someday and try for myself :)

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93 Krissy @ Shiawase Life May 25, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I meant to ask before but I was curious what the meaning behind “Monicello’s Garden” is?

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94 KathEats May 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm

It’s just the veggie sandwich!

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95 Krissy @ Shiawase Life May 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I mean, where did you come up with the name? I think that process would be really fun! =)

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96 KathEats May 25, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Cause of Monticello!? Not much other reason! Wanted our sandwiches to reflect local!

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97 Krissy @ Shiawase Life May 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm

LOL, okay! =D

I was guessing that at first but was thrown off by the spelling!!

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98 Jill May 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm

That was one delicious pickle!

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99 Mary Frances May 25, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Kath,
What are all of the baskets for (lunch in a basket for customers dining on site)?
I know you were delivering complimentary goodie baskets to local businesses, but when I saw them at the front counter I thought maybe they were there to be handy for regular serving. Just kind of curious.

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100 KathEats May 26, 2011 at 7:25 am

They’re for gift baskets and winning hearts deliveries – but we use them for other handy things around the store too like display

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