Summertime and Taylor Gourmet Makes the Livin Easy

Taylor’s summer menu is a perfect blend of seasonal flavors and spice, that may have led me to eating there three days in a row without fatigue. It’s safe to say that I am fairly obsessed with the place, so I do enjoy that their menu has variety, including limited time offerings.

I was happy to see the risotto balls carried over from the spring menu.  RUN to the risotto balls. Stuffed with Roasted Corn, Chives, Smokey Bacon, Mozzarella and served with Parmesan Black Pepper Sauce you’ll delight in the cheesy goo. And its not just like eating a mozzarella stick, the bacon, chives and black pepper make this magic combination that is a little smoke and a little heat.  They come in orders of six, you could split these babies and a large sandwich with another person. But I don’t like to share so why would we do that?  Just keep going back for more.

On the sandwich front, you won’t be disappointed in the following:

  • BAINBRIDGE: Genoa Salami, Hot Capicola, Roasted Red Peppers, Herb Ricotta, Roma Tomato, Red Onion, Fresh Basil, Balsamic Glaze
    • This is a great Italian sub.  The spicy meats and sauces won’t overwhelm you but you’ll notice and appreciate a good finishing kick!
  • CYPRESS: Greek Feta, Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil, Pesto, Balsamic Glaze
    • I like that they didn’t use the obvious mozzarella here. The feta gives it a brined saltiness that balances with fresh tomatoes, basil, pesto and balsamic; all are typically sweeter in their flavor profile. It’s a pretty light option, get the risotto balls to go with it.
  • ORCHARD: House Herb Roasted Turkey, Peach & Jalapeno Slaw, Creamy Brie, Firecracker Sauce
    • This is probably their best balanced sandwich.  The peach and jalapeno slaw doesn’t make it sweet but instead provides a freshness to the savory brie.  The firecracker sauce sneaks up at the end, saying, “Oh HellO! You should take another bite!”
  • RANDOLPH: Breaded Chicken Cutlet or Grilled Chicken Breast, Sweet Chili Glaze, Herb Summer Slaw, Candied Almonds, Cherry Pepper Mayo
    • I may not have been able to wait to take a picture before taking a bite of this one. Candied almonds on a sandwich.  It worked!  It worked with the chicken, the slaw the glaze, the mayo.  A truly crunchy component that wasn’t toasted bread! This one was on the sweeter side; definitely order the breaded cutlet. Side note: do people actually order the grilled chicken? I mean, I get it, but you’re missing out here.

While I typically order cracked wheat, I do find that most of these hoagies go better on the Original Italian Seeded bread. Sometimes it’s not worth it to worry about health food when you’re eating out…

Noticeably missing are the seasonal salads.  They all look fantastic and I am sure they are.  My colleagues even said so! Because I just want to eat everything there, I tend to panic when I order and just spit out the last name I remember.  Or it’s just another reason to eat there again!

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