Cheap Eats 2012: Sundevich

The "Kingston" sandwich—Jamaican jerk chicken with jalapeño chips. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Cheap Eats 2012

This mottled-brick sandwich shop—hidden behind consulting chef
Dan O’Brien’s Seasonal Pantry market—is a nice change of pace from the
usual sub chains and cookie-cutter delis that dominate the workday lunch
scene. The kitchen, outfitted with a grill, takes inspiration from around
the globe, crafting hefty sandwiches inspired by cities from Madrid to

We go for the Kingston, fiery jerk chicken cooled with
pineapple salsa and garlic mayo, and the Havana, which boasts excellent
roast pork. There’s only a handful of seats at a communal table, so if
you’re not heading back to the office just yet, grab a patch of grass in
nearby Logan Circle.

Also good:Istanbul sandwich with a ground
lamb-and-beef skewer and tzatziki; Saigon, a bánh mì
with chicken-liver mousse and pork terrine; hummus.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.