Wednesday, August 18, 2010

OPB & J, a quick review of a new restaurant

Nah nah nah nah nah! My lunch was better than your lunch!

I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

What? And I have the audacity to claim that my lunch was better?

Yes, I do.

This afternoon I tried out a new restaurant in town (Colorado Springs). It is called OPB&J for Organic Peanut Butter and Jelly. And all they make are sandwiches. It is an exercise in quick decision making when you're standing there at the counter - I imagine your sandwich could turn out really awful if you tried hard enough!

First you choose your bread. They had herbed, whole wheat, white, rye, sourdough and four different gluten-free options. Then you choose your peanut butter. Dark chocolate, molasses, Thai ginger, Chunky, and more that I couldn't even rest my eyes on because the next thing to choose is your jelly! Strawberry rhubarb, raspberry, ginger pear, and here is where my mind goes blank. Apparently, there are hundreds of combos to be made from the fresh, homemade (the peanut butter is in house and the bread is from a local bakery) ingredients. Available to add to each sandwich are fresh produce options - watercress, strawberries, chopped peppers, nuts.

Anyway, I got herbed gluten-free bread topped with Thai ginger peanut butter, ginger pear jelly, and watercress.

My husband got dark chocolate peanut butter with strawberry rhubarb jelly.

Each sandwich was accompanied by a carrot and a celery stick and wrapped in brown paper.

Cute. Smart. Delicious.


Lauren said...

Wow, I would like to try that restaurant now please! Sounds soooo yummy.

DougieB said...

I want to go to there.

Louis said...

Hey! Thanks for sharing the info about this new restaurant in town.Well are aware about more such restaurants in Colorado springs that serves delicious and tasty food?

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