Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: Earl's
Comments () | Published December 14, 2009
Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)
Address: 2605 Wilson Blvd. , Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-248-0150
Neighborhood: Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
Cuisines: Grocery Store/Market, Breakfast, American, Deli/Quick Bites
Opening Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:30 to 8, Sunday 10:30 to 4.
Nearby Metro Stops: Court House
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: N/A
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Turkey club sandwich; turkey sandwich with cranberry mayonnaise; pork-and-fries sandwich.
Price Details: Sandwiches, $3.99 to $10.99.
This breakfast/lunch counter barely has room for the bags of Miss Vickie’s chips that line the walls, but big flavors come out of its kitchen. Weekdays the line is long for two-fister sandwiches overstuffed with freshly roasted meats. Turkey is a good bet, whether stacked with bacon in a club ($8.99) or slathered with cranberry mayonnaise ($6.99).

But what really makes Earl’s a destination is the hefty pork-and-fries sandwich ($7.99), a chewy ciabatta layered with roasted pork, onion, sweet pickles, chipotle mayo, and, yep, a handful of French fries. The sandwich, which has echoes of a Cubano, isn’t as heavy as it sounds—the fries are more crunch than grease—but it’s plenty filling.

Open Monday through Saturday 10:30 to 8, Sunday 10 to 4.

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