I have to give credit to Elizabeth. She would get the finder’s fee for this place if I gave people finder’s fee. Which isn’t to say that she has eaten there, but she recommended that I try it. She’s pretty good at making recommendations for restaurants she hasn’t tried. Curious.
Based on this “recommendation”, I made my way down to the corner of Lincoln Way and Duff to give a food truck by the name of The Sandwich Stop a try.
Here are some pictures:
I went with the Turkey Melt. Their menu describes it like this:
“Our turkey melt sandwich is piled on our house bread with tender turkey slices, tomatoes, mayo and crispy bacon between two pieces of gooey melted swiss cheese.”
It was 12 bucks and came with chips and a free drink. I’m not sure the drink was normally free or if they just threw me a free drink cause they like the cut of my jib.
The turkey melt was fantastic. Not a giant sandwich for somebody of my known appetites, but definitely delicious. I would get it again in a second.
However, this trip isn’t without its cautionary tale. Because the drink was unexpectedly free and I am mostly off the high fructose corn syrup sauce these days, I decided to go with the True North Black Cherry Pure Energy Seltzer. This was a huge mistake and I should have known it was going to be a huge mistake. I don’t like energy drinks and I don’t like seltzer. This drink was the worst of both worlds. I had maybe 2 swigs of it and then threw the demon spawn juice into the woods behind the Computer Mine.
I quickly took another bite of the delectable turkey melt and tried to forget about what had just transpired.
Here is a little bit about the Sandwich Stop from their website:
What can we say? We’re obsessed with sandwiches.
We are three brothers, Niko, Lukas & NJ Savage, with a special love for food and cooking. After we graduated from Iowa State we decided to get together and open our own Sandwich Stop Food Truck. The truck will specialize in rich, juicy, hot grilled sandwiches. We will also feature our very unique Brazilian sweet sandwiches. Come check us out and experience eating your sandwich with our own dipping sauce.
They are based out of The Quarters Apartments in Ames based on their website (sandwichstoptruck.com). But I have seen them out and about at other festivals. Including Jefferson, just 8 day ago. I’m not sure if they have a Facebook or an Instagram because there are links built into the website, but it doesn’t seem like the website has been fully programmed.
So to cut to the chase. Would I eat their again? I definitely would. Someday I want to try their Nutella Banana Grilled Cheese or their Touchdown Melt.
Next Sunday’s food adventure will involve another stop on the Tenderloin Trail 2.0.