The Sandwich: The Rumspringa
Where: Smucker Farms, 2118 14th St. NW
Stuffings: Chive cream cheese, whitefish salad, lettuce, tomato, onion
Bread: Choice of bagel from Bullfrog Bagels
Thickness: 2 inches
Pros: It’s hard to find a good whitefish salad that’s neither too fishy nor too heavy on mayonnaise. Smucker Farms’ offering is superb: thick and creamy with nary a bone in sight. A Bullfrog Bagels bagel provides a sturdy base to stack wet ingredients without becoming soggy.
Cons: The chive flavor gets lost in the cream cheese, which is a shame, since the herb taste would be a nice contrast to the salty fillings. Lettuce makes the sandwich look more complete but adds nothing in terms of flavor or texture.
Sloppiness level (1 to 5): 5. Combine four slippery ingredients on a non-absorbent bread and they’ll inevitably wind up on your shirt. Arm yourself with napkins and a fork to rebuild the sandwich as you go.
Overall score (1 to 5): 4. While I’m not sure why this sandwich is named after the Amish version of spring break, it’s certainly light and flavorful. With less mess and some sour or spicy elements, like pickles or horseradish, it could become an even better to-go breakfast option.