Thursday, October 06, 2005

Gypsy Groovy

After Josh's report on the quest to taste the top ten best sandwiches in Austin (according to a food critic at the Austin American Statesman), the two of us went to one of our favorite sandwich shops, one that didn't make the list: Foodheads. I'd been there a bunch of times before, but I'd never had the menu staple that Josh swore was the best sandwich on earth: The Gypsy Grove. This marvelous concoction consists of marinated and grilled pork tenderloin and grilled ham on garlic toasted baguette with Swiss cheese, cherry peppers, tabasco slaw, and a fried egg. Its not very good for you, and honestly, the fried egg is the reason I hadn't ordered it before. An egg on top of all that just seemed like too much. Oh my god, I was wrong. This sandwich is pure heaven, and if you live within 100 miles of Austin, drive to Foodheads right now and sample it. I swear.

Of course, if you are a vegetarian, not into eggs, or just want to sample something different, pretty much everything at Foodheads is to-die-for-wonderful. Their onion soup is some of the best in town, their specials are always unique and tasty, and the atmosphere (its in an old house with lots of cooking magazines and cookbooks on the shelves to browse while you eat indoors or out) is relaxing.

Go ye forth and eat, my friends, go ye forth and eat.

[photo borrowed from an Austin Chronicle review.]


carrie said...

where is this place? i drive down guadalupe all the time and don't remember ever seeing it? i think i need that sandwich though.......

kristykay said...

Its actually a few blocks west of Guadalupe on 34th (you turn at the light by the pawn shop). Its kind of hidden back there, but its worth the look. Sooooooo good.