G Sandwich Shop: My Heroes


I mean no disrespect to my beloved PB&J (crust cut off with a glass of milk, please), but a recent visit to Mike Isabella’s latest has left me with a different letter on my mind: G (2201 14th St. NW).

The spartanly named sandwich shop located next door to Kapnos (another new Isabella eatery) offers loaf-lovers a variety of 12 sandwiches. Standouts include the chicken parm ($11) with breaded chicken breast filets, house-made tomato sauce and Thai basil for sweetness, and the Jersey Mac ($7), a breakfast sammie on an English muffin whose combo of Muenster cheese, fried duck egg and house-made Taylor ham stole this Jersey girl’s heart.

The best of G’s bunch? The spiced baby goat sandwich (above, $13) piled high with goat meat roasted over a hickory-fired spit, traditional Greek roasted potatoes dressed with lemon, olive oil and garlic, and harissa made in-house. As for the bread: Isabella is keeping mum on where he sources his dough from. Though all you really need to know at this point is that it’ll make you say “OMG.”

Holley Simmons is the dining editor of The Washington Post Express. When she’s not reporting on local restaurants and tastemakers, you can find her sewing a dress from a 1950s pattern or planting a windowsill herb garden. Contact her at holley.simmons@wpost.com.
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