Corner Bakery Café's New Sandwiches Are Just Like Mom Used To Make--And Not In A Good Way

It's hard to know what to expect when you see "mom's sandwiches" on a menu. Could it be down-home comfort food--just-carved meat slathered in mayo, cheese and a whole lotta love? Or will it be fat-free luncheon meat and cardboard bread, the kind of thing your mother might sneak into your lunch box hoping you won't be able to tell the difference?

CBC's new offerings, called just that--mom's sandwiches--lean toward the latter. They're okay, but nothing more. The bread's fresh, the wholegrain mustard (optional) tangy, but the meat (in my case, turkey) was definitely of the substandard, wet and limp Oscar Meyer ilk.

Perfectly edible, and probably quite healthy (indeed, this particular variety has fewer than 350 calories). But dull enough to put you in a coma. Really, if I want a sandwich that plain, I'll stay at home make it myself--for far less than six bucks.

Next time, I'm sticking to what CBC does best: cakes, cookies and other stuff that's bad for me.


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