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A Sandwich a Day: Pork Tenderloin with Cajun Mustard at Paulie's in Houston

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[Photograph: Mike Riccetti]

Nestled among the numerous sensible lunch options at Paulie's in Houston—whose menu includes vibrant salads, pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches—is one that calls out to the hungry rather than the health-conscious: the Pork Tenderloin with Cajun Mustard sandwich ($8.50). Plentiful slices of moist, flavorful pork tenderloin are piled between the two halves of a fresh, airy bun and complemented by a fair amount of pleasantly piquant Cajun mustard, Bibb lettuce leaves, and slices of ripe tomato. The included side of chunky potato salad featuring purple skin-on tubers and bits of black olive and chopped parsley completes the meal.

Paulie's

1834 Westheimer, Houston TX 77098 (map)
713-807-7271; pauliesrestaurant.com

About the author: Mike Riccetti is a Houston-based food writer, Zagat editor and author of Houston Dining on the Cheap. He writes frequently about restaurants, food and drink, and occasionally less important topics. Some of his previous stuff is posted at MikeRiccetti.com.

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