City Paper is not for tourists
The Sandwich: London Truffle
Where: Deco Delicatessen Food Truck, consult @decodelidc for daily locations
Price: $12 for two small sandwiches, $14 for three small sandwiches
Stuffings: Sliced London broil, roasted red peppers, arugula, truffle mayo
Bread: Ciabatta roll
Thickness: 2.5 inches
Pros: While some beef served from a food truck can dry out over the course of the day, the paper-thin slices of London broil remain soft and perfectly pink inside your sandwich. The beef also stands up to the bold flavors of red pepper, arugula, and truffle. The sweet, peppery, and funky flavors are unexpected, but each element is in perfect balance, yielding a rich and meaty bite.
Cons: Offering combos of two smaller sandwiches allows customers to try more options but the sandwiches are too small to create a filling meal, especially at this price point. To keep these teeny sandwiches from toppling over, they’re also stuffed with less filling. The last few bites are mostly of dry bread.
Sloppiness level (1 to 5): 2. Nothing oozes out the sides of this sandwich, but the top piece of the roll will come off if you’re not paying attention. Hold on tight.
Overall score (1 to 5): 3. The flavors in this sandwich are on point, but that only matters to a certain degree when you’re still hungry after spending $12. It’s nice that Deco Deli has a big menu (including a sandwich tribute to the Prince of Petworth). I just wish their sandwiches were more sizable.