A Sandwich a Day: Shrimp Toast Sandwich at Son of a Gun in Los Angeles
In this great country of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around the country. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
Shrimp toast, already one of the greatest gifts to the world's taste buds, receives a perhaps unnecessary, but much appreciated, additional boost from chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (of Animal) at their new L.A. seafood-centric Son of a Gun. The two dudes take the classic shrimp toast and sandwichize it, slapping gorgeous hunks of tender shrimp between slices of crackly, buttery grilled toast.
The shrimp toast sandwich ($11) is slathered with creamy, just this side of spicy, Sriacha mayo and topped with an ample sprinkling of cilantro and mint. It's a wee little fellow, barely four-by-four inches, but it's bursting with an intensity of savory-sweet richness that makes you wish every bite would last forever, while at the same time sating you by the time you're finished (which is not to say you won't be craving another the next day, or even later that night).