The cafe's generously portioned short rib sandwich certainly lived up to our expectations.
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Short rib's fatty flavor profile makes it especially tasty with cheese. Saltbox's short rib grilled cheese sandwich ($11) is a solid argument in favor of the union of these two ingredients. The griddled sandwich on thinly sliced whole-grain bread is stuffed with creamy manchego cheese and juicy short rib finished in a New Orleans-style sauce piquant made with olive oil, tomatoes, and peppers.
Plenty of meats are advertised as beer-marinated; in the Drunken Sandwich at Austin food cart DiverCity (get it?), we could actually taste the beer with the short rib.
When it comes to sandwiches, Dennis Leary (chef-owner of Canteen and The Sentinel in San Francisco) can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned. Which is why when I learned he was opening a second take-away window, I knew things were going to be creative and tasty. There are only two sandwiches per day at The Golden West, tucked away in a Financial District alley off Sutter Street. One of these, the short rib sandwich ($8.75), basically a grown-up version of the Sloppy Joe, has become near-legend since its inception.