Posted on | March 14, 2010 | 3 Comments
It may not be in the best area of town, but I think the owners of The Naked City Sandwich Shop have the right idea on how to run a business in this economy. A small shop, limited menu, everything made from scratch, and of course, everything is delicious! Kind of like In N Out Burger’s MO.. do one thing, and do it really well.
On a recent first visit, while we certainly didn’t have everything on the menu, we did try two sandwiches, two different salads, and both types of pickles. All of them were quite good. Here’s what we ordered:
The Naked Sandwich with tri tip beef, dijon mustard, lettuce, tomato, and onions on a kimmelweck roll. This was my favorite of the two sandwiches. Simple, yet quite good! The tri tip was thickly sliced, tender and flavorful. The kimmelweck roll is what made the sandwich extra special for me. A kaiser type roll, topped with caraway seeds and coarse salt. Fresh, flavorful and quite filling!
The other sandwich we tried was The Rachel, which was one of their specials for the day. It was basically a turkey reuben on a black Russian roll. The turkey was flavorful (and plentiful), and it had just enough dressing and cabbage so as to not overpower the sandwich, but add a nice sweetness and crunchy texture. The black Russian roll was good, but not as good as the kimmelweck roll.
One of the sides we tried was the cold fingerling potato salad. Basically a potato salad, but with the potatoes being a bit al dente, and with plenty of dill, which I love.
The other side we tried was the cool macaroni and cheese salad, which I think was my favorite of the two. Much like a good, creamy, cheesy pasta salad.
With each sandwich order you also get the house made giardiniera veggies, as well as either a garlic dill or habanero pickle. I was a bit nervous that the habanero would be too spicy for me, but it wasn’t really spicy at all… it had the rich flavoring of the habanero peppers without the overbearing heat. I love good pickles, and both of these were excellent, as were the crisp veggies that accompanied them.
Overall, a great experience, and we’ll definitely be back to try the other sandwiches. If you’re anywhere near downtown, and love a good deli sandwich, give them a try!
1516 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone: 702 889-6300