A new eatery has recently opened up not too far from my modest home, which is currently being expanded into a not-so-modest home to finally show those jerks from high school who’s boss.
My food soulmate and I began the journey on a recent cold evening to Ernie’s Sandwich and Oil Change. Opened in the back of a service center, Ernie’s Sandwich has a surprisingly ample amount of seating, most of which was occupied on the night we attended.
As my carbohydrate paramour and I looked over the menu, we saw a varied, but not over the top number of menu items. I think too many restaurants try to be adventurous and not focus on one thing. Choice is scary, and I sometimes have to resort to taking a glow worm out of my car and cradling it for comfort when a restaurant menu overwhelms me. After tactfully making a choice, we recited our order to the friendly wait staff.
I chose the Ernie’s Club ($7.95), a reliable sounding club sandwich served on toasted wheatberry bread with house mayo. My eating friend chose not a sandwich, but a salad–yes, they have salads on the menu at Ernie’s Sandwich and Oil Change. This Romeo of the land of Fieri chose a salad called The Blown Gasket ($10.99). We were hesitant that a salad could cost nearly $11 dollars, but even though it goes against our fundamental feelings towards food, we thought we should try it before we judged the hell out of it.
When our food arrived, both my consumption companion and I were delightful to find the portions were most generous for the price range. The Ernie’s Club–bacon, turkey, ham, house mayo, lettuce, and tomato–was so tall and mighty I thought I would need a forklift to manage it. The Blown Gasket was a very large salad bowl made of quinoa, black beans, marinated tofu, sprouts, kale, sun dried tomato, feta cheese, and a house made vinaigrette.
The club was as tasty and it was mighty. I found myself slipping away to a meaty wonderland where savory joy was the only thing anyone knew. As for my culinary concubine, they said The Blown Gasket was a most flavorful experience, full of varied textures. Our meals were so pendulous we had to get to go boxes for them. We were pleased very much with what Ernie’s Sandwich and Oil Change had to offer. A most unassuming location for most assuming food. We will return again to this place, and we hope you’ll check it out. Ernie offers a fine menu, solid food, justifiable prices, and a pleasant evening for all involved. See you next week.