Originally Posted by stophs
I was in Olympic Plaza for the Canada Day festivities and noticed a new place called Carne Street Meat, which opened in the tiny space just east of Teatro that was nothing for the longest time. Looks like it's owned by the Teatro group.
Had lunch at Carne yesterday; got a porchetta sandwich ($9.50), with homemade kettle-style potato chips ($2) and a glass-bottle Coke Zero ($2.50).
The sandwich was a decent floury ciabatta, with pork and slaw. It had some of the best pork I've had outside of the Carolinas. It was super-flavourful, hearty, juicy, tender, just delicious. The chips were pretty nice - very thick and crunchy - although it was a bit on the small side, and I forgot to get them to open the Coke Zero, so I had to pry it open back at the office with one of those staple remover teeth things.
Their menu is pretty short; porchetta, meatball and grilled cheese (my friends who had the latter two liked them a lot as well), bacon mac n' cheese, chili and maybe one or two others. They had a couple of monthly specials taped up; a chicken quesadilla and some sort of pork chili thing. Not the place to go with your vegan Muslim coworker, I guess.
$14 for takeout sandwich is a little pricy, but daaaamn was it good. If I'd had the time to grab a table in Olympic Plaza? Heaven.