P.I.E. Bake Shoppe in downtown Charleston offers the “Best Deli Sandwich in America,” according to Restaurant Hospitality Magazine.
Restaurant owner and chef Paige Young won for her ham blueberry sandwich.
“We know this isn’t your typical deli sandwich, which is exactly what intrigued us,” said the judges. “There were plenty of great submissions for manly versions of corned beef, roast beef and meaty meat sandwiches. But here’s a deli-style sandwich that appeals to those with a delicate appetite and to those who shave their knuckles every other day. Don’t let the blueberry chutney fool you; the wasabi mustard provides a kick and savory balance.”
The sandwich’s key ingredients are ham, blueberry chutney, wasabi mustard, fig goat cheese, red onion and baby spinach on house-made herbed focaccia bread.
“We wanted to provide an alternative for a delicious, yet creative, sandwich that combines savory and sweet elements,” Young said.
P.I.E. stands for Paige’s Incredible Edibles. The shop can be found at 5 Warren St. It serves sandwiches, soups, salads and quiches in addition to pastries, breads and house-made ice cream, all made on site. The shop is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Young is a graduate of the College of Charleston and the Notter School of European Pastry and Arts.
On the Web:
More from the magazine here: http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/best-sandwiches-america-deli
And here’s the P.I.E. Bake Shoppe site: http://piecharleston.com/index.html