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24 May, 2012

Sandwiches and beer, two of my favourite things!

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Ottawa|Publishing/writing/career stuff|Recipes and Food

I am fairly certain that sandwiches are The Perfect Food.

My latest piece for SavvyMom is about a neat little sandwich place in Centretown called Pressed. It was introduced to me by my friend Vicky, who hosted a tweet up there awhile back. I’m thankful for that yummy introduction, because I might not have otherwise made the trek out there. But now I realize that was just plain silly.

Pressed Ottawa

Beer at pressed


Chicken Caesar sandwich at Pressed

See the chips there? Oh man, were they ever good.

A surprise bonus for me: I like pickled green beans! Each sandwich plate was decorated with a healthy beany specimen that was tangy with a bit of a kick. Who knew?

3 Responses to "Sandwiches and beer, two of my favourite things!"

1 | Vanessa

May 25th, 2012 at 10:55 am


I quite agree you cant beat a club sandwich! just think what it would have been called if someone else had the bright idea to stick 2 pieces of bread round their beef to stop getting grease on their fingers probably a Tomkins or cutts . Having said that I had some quite competitive buttered crumpets this week…………………

2 | Dayanti

May 27th, 2012 at 12:30 pm


I love this place too! You don’t know how happy I was when it opened up right between my work and my home. Now that I’m on mat leave it’s the perfect little home-away-from-home, Saturday night family date, latte excursion, etc.

3 | Roshan

May 29th, 2012 at 1:20 am


Hmmmm those are my favs too. Although I prefer coffee and mostly frappes at that with my sandwiches. My fav sandwiches are a corn & spinach with cheese & grilled tuna sandwich. Also a cafe here has really wonderful club sandwiches.
I’ve heard so much about Kichesippi beers.

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