Y’all might remember Gibson from the time I ate the (now-infamous) burger-on-a-doughnut. Well, that trailer closed shortly after my divine sweet-and-salty adventure, and in its place stands something entirely different.The menu is still slightly quirky, but instead of one gimmick to drive the business…well, Luke has a whole menu of creatively enticing* grilled sandwiches (and smoked meat sticks? and bacon-wrapped potatoes?)…
*And by enticing, I mean, “makes my mouth water with anticipation and horrific confusion about just what to order.”
… that feature occasionally unusual–but never offensive^–combinations.
That was The Caesar, a seemingly ordinary “Chicken-Caesar-salad-on-a-bun” (if you can call that ordinary?), nicely dressed with a solid traditional Caesar rounding out a fresh bite that tasted light, despite the fact that Caesar salad, by nature, never is. What made this sandwich stand out? The intriguing addition of avocado. I guess it’s not surprising that Josh ordered it, then…as his new blog is called The Avocado Apex. It was also not surprising that he shared.Or that I insisted on taking an excessive amount of eating shots.But seriously, y’all, it was that good.We were all running around saying “Try this! Did you try it? Oh my goodness did you taste that?!” like small children jacked up on Mountain Dew.* And perhaps the sandwich that inspired the MOST “WTH? Did that really just happen?” reactions was mine.^
*5 points if you got that allusion!
^I say this only because I want credit for picking the best sandwich.The Shrimp: an altogether unusual and odd-sounding in some respects union of some commonly paired deliciousness (bleu cheese, apples, honey) with the entirely unexpected (grilled rosemary chipotle shrimp). It deserved a BIG ol’ “Oh my goll, y’all!” if ever a sandwich deserved one. I swear, I never would have thought, but the bleu cheese made a melted creamy sauce that sort of oozed out over everything, while the addition of some spinach leaves and the crisp apples lightened up each bite, counteracting the subtle salty heat of the meaty shrimp to create a moment of bliss really.
I think that the (literal) standing ovation all five of us gave to everyone at Luke’s Inside Out says it all.*
*And also reminds me that eating with fellow foodies who are just as crazy as you are really improves upon the overall dining experience.