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.


[Photograph: Lauren Sloss]

We like to think of the Tenderloin as being filled with some of the best food-secrets of San Francisco. Amazing Thai food, delectable Vietnamese pho. The scenery may be lacking, but who can complain when the food's this good and cheap?

Sandwiches are no exception. Take Le Petit's Kitchen, a nondescript sandwich shop that could easily pass as your run-of-the-mill lunch spot. Until you look at the menu, that is, and see broadcast across the top in all CAPs: WE BAKE OUR OWN SOURDOUGH. Magic words to any San Franciscans eyes. And bake it fresh they do: the rolls are hot out of the oven, doughy inside and crisp-crusted, and as dense and satisfying as any Fog City resident could wish.

On bread this fresh and good, you really can't go wrong when it comes to a sandwich's insides. But we were delighted with our Turkey Club ($6.95), piled high with turkey, shredded lettuce, and tomato. The bacon was fried to order, adding a wonderfully chewy, smokey kick.

Fresh-baked sourdough and hot-out-of-the-pan bacon? Touche, Tenderloin. Touche.

Le Petit's Kitchen

265 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco CA 94102 (map)


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