Howdy, friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I can’t believe it was over a week ago! I ate so much that I’m still full. Is that weird? Don’t answer that.
Anyway, I’ve been a busy busy bumblebee lately; I’ve been working like crazy, spending lots of time with family and friends, introducing my little to the joys of Ted Drewes, and of course, working hard on this little blog!
In between all of those shenanigans, I’ve found time to do some other pretty awesome things as well — last week I was a guest speaker at the Culinary Institute of St. Louis, where I talked about the joys of food blogging.
And if that wasn’t enough excitement, I have some other news as well…
I started doing some writing for Feast Magazine! My first article went live a few days ago, and I am beyond excited. I don’t know how I got so lucky, but I’m doing my best to just live in the moment and enjoy the ride. 🙂
Okay, enough about me. Let’s talk about food, shall we?
Funny story – I ran into my friend Charles last night at the Tavern of Fine Arts, and we were talking about the latest eateries that we had tried. He asked me if I had been to Monty’s Sandwich Shop before. The name sounded familiar, but I couldn’t quite remember if I had visited before. One of the joys of being almost 30, I suppose.
Anyway, I got home and started going through the pictures on my camera, and lo and behold, I have been to Monty’s!
Yes…I visit so many restaurants that sometimes I forget where I’ve been. #firstworldproblems
I actually visited this neat little downtown sandwich shop not too long ago with my mom and sister. We went on a beautiful Saturday morning, early enough to beat the lunch rush.
Monty’s looks small from the outside, but it was actually pretty spacious!
And I sort of fell in love with the quirky decor.
Any guesses why? 😉
We carefully studied the huge menu.
Correction: my mom and sister carefully studied the huge menu. Me? I couldn’t stop snapping pictures of everything in the place.
Finally, I stood still long enough to take a look at the menu myself. Everything sounded so good! I was torn between The Kuban (house smoked pulled pork, virginia ham, swiss cheese, pickles, and spicy mustard on a pretzel bun, toasted in a panini press), the Carolina Grilled Cheese (pulled pork, BBQ sauce, monterey jack cheese on parmesan encrusted white bread), and the Memphis in May (pulled pork, coleslaw, monterey jack, and BBQ sauce on a wheat wrap). I guess I was really craving pulled pork!
So it’s no surprise that I settled with their Pulled Pork Sandwich: house-smoked pulled pork piled high on a fresh baked bun with coleslaw and BBQ sauce.
And fries, of course! I can’t get enough of my good old carbs. 🙂
Unpictured? The Schlafly Hefeweizen I enjoyed with my meal. Also unpictured? My huge goofy grin after biting into my sandwich.
Now, I’m going to be real – this pulled pork wasn’t as mind-blowing as what I’ve had at Sugarfire Smokehouse, but it was still pretty darn good, especially when I added that sweet sweet coleslaw on top! I picked up that little trick during my time in Virginia, and I may be 10 years late on that trend, but I don’t care! 😉
All in all, the food was delicious, the service was friendly, and the price was super reasonable! If I worked downtown, I could definitely see myself popping in here for a quick and tasty lunch.
That’s all for now. See you next week!
Monty’s Sandwich Shop
200 N. Broadway, Suite 110
St. Louis, Missouri