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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Graul's Cafe, Timonium

 California Tuna Sandwich

If you're a 9-5er like me, it's a weird feeling to be off during the week, isn't it?  I had an appointment in the morning so I decided to take off half a day and do some errands before going back to work.  I was expecting everywhere to be really quiet, but so many people were wandering around Target and the bank and Home Depot (these were very important errands!) with me.  Anyway, I started daydreaming about the places I would eat if I worked from home - Andy Nelson'sWegman's?  A weekly splurge at Bluestone? Or maybe I would just grab a quick bite at somewhere convenient like the newly remodeled Graul's Cafe

I had been in before and tried the Low Fat Breakfast Special ($3.99) - Scrambled egg whites, hot fresh turkey breast, low-fat swiss cheese melted on either a bagel or English Muffin.  I chose the English Muffin.  For being a low fat breakfast, this was surprisingly good and filling.  I would definitely order it again.

This time I was going for lunch, so I debated between a burger made with Roseda beef or some tuna.  Tuna won.  Tuna ALWAYS wins in my world.  I chose the California Tuna Sandwich ($6.99) - All white tuna (and dolphin safe!) with guacamole, bean sprouts, sun-dried tomatoes and sunflower seeds on health bread.  OK, so the sun-dried tomatoes were actually a paste and the bean sprouts were actually alfalfa sprouts and the sunflower seeds were part of the health bread.  Now that we've cleared that up, it's also important to note that this IS a mayo-based tuna salad, which at first I wasn't sure of when I read the description.  It's a good sandwich, nothing too exciting, which is a shame because I thought it would have been.  The guacamole was hardly noticeable, unfortunately.  The bread was hearty and a bit tough, which was good because it help up to the creamy filling.  The homemade chips and pickle was nice as well. 

I am sure I will go again considering this place is so close to me, besides, their sandwich selection beckons me.  Next time I'll go with my first instinct and get a burger - either a Roseda burger or a Gunpowder bison burger.  Or I'll try their chicken salad sandwich, which they call Baltimore's Best Chicken Salad Sandwich.  Now that is quite a statement right there.  I should have taken them up on that challenge. 

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1 comment:

Scott D. said...

Ohhh I can vouch for their chicken salad claims. Graul's chicken salad is the only chicken salad I eat.

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