A Sandwich a Day: Nicois at Brioche Bakery & Cafe in San Francisco
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.
I think I may make it a new rule of thumb to order Mediterranean-style tuna salad whenever I see it on a menu. Using olive oil as a bind instead of mayonnaise, tuna salad becomes a light, refreshing lunch, rather than a gloppy pile of well, fishy-tasting fish.
The tuna nicois sandwich ($7.75) at Brioche Bakery is a particularly excellent example of just how good this can be. Diced-up olives added an excellent salty tang to the (very fresh) tuna; served with meaty slices of tomato on an excellent, crusty baguette, this sandwich made for an excellent sunny-day lunch. I requested mine with Dijon mustard; the spicy spread did wonders for the sandwich's overall flavor.
Brioche Bakery & Cafe
About the author: Lauren Sloss is a bicoastal food-lover who splits her time between New York (where she is finishing graduate school) and San Francisco (where she does most other things). She writes about food, music, travel, and everything in between. Some of her favorite things include The Black Keys, goat gouda, and guacamole. You can follow her on Twitter @laurensloss