Early in January, I went on a road trip down to Portland, Oregon – one of my favourite places to visit in the ol’ U.S. of A. While en route, we stopped in Seattle for a day. I find Seattle to be pretty similar to my ‘hood, its sister city, Vancouver BC. They share the same dreary skies, unfair amount of precipitation, and love for an overpriced cup of joe. They both also have an exciting food scene, with more and more residents feeling hungry for good, locally-sourced food.
We hit up the Pike Place Market for breakfast and while maneuvering through the hungry morning crowd, and stumbled upon a little sandwich joint called Sisters European Snacks, tucked away in Post Alley. They offer an assortment of amazing grilled focaccia sandwiches stuffed with hearty deliciousness like avocados, eggplants, cheese, and eggs. I had the aptly named Eggspensive sandwich, an arrangement of avocado, alfalfa sprouts, provolone cheese, and a fried egg, all sandwiched in between two slices of grilled focaccia bread. Best sandwich ever.
This sandwich was permanently filed in my brain under awesome. When I got home, knowing I could never justify driving to Seattle for a sandwich run during my lunch break, I decided to make my own variant. Continue reading