Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lost Dog Café in South Arlington

I’d like to start this post off by saying congratulations to one of my good friends, Rommie for getting a job!! I’ve known Rommie for a couple of years, and this photo goes wayyy back. 7821_671980618447_15610050_38580381_7184084_nI was talking to his girlfriend, Lili (the girl who kicks butt at trivia) earlier that day and she wanted to go out for a celebratory dinner and asked me if I had any suggestions for places that had Sandwiches. After some careful thinking, I remember this awesome sandwich I had a few weeks ago and suggested Lost Dog which has I believe 53 different sandwiches to choose from. Lucky for us there is a 2nd Lost Dog location in South Arlington which is about 5 minutes away from both of our houses.
I got there a little early and looked around at their awesome beer collection, decided that I wanted to try a Hoegaarden, something I have been wanting to try for awhile. Once we were seated…big issue with where we were seated but I’ll talk about that later, I ordered the Hoegaarden and Rommie go the Sam Adams Blackberry Witbier. I loved my beer, and Rommie and Lili liked the Blackberry-I wasn’t a huge fan.IMG_1543[1]After many deliberations and an overload of choices I decided to get what I got last time, the amazing Irish Gyro (roast beef, feta cheese, garlic mayo, lettuce, tomato and green onions). Just as amazing as before. As you can see, I forgot to take a picture of my sandwich until about halfway through. IMG_1550[1]Lili got the #12 New York Yankee (Genoa salami, corned beef, pastrami, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, mayo, oil & vinegar) which she was not a huge fan of, and her and Rommie ended up switching halfway though because he liked it. Rommie got #32 The Falcon (Char-grilled chicken breast with sautéed onions and green peppers, tucked inside a warm pita with melted mozzarella cheese and garlic mayo).
IMG_1547[1]IMG_1548[1]We all got a side of fries with our sandwiches 2.99. This is part of where things were not so great! Our fries were cold, and the bigger ones were not cooked all the way in the middle. It would not have annoyed us that much except for the fact on where we were seated, no one would check up on us. Rommie finally got up and wandered to find some guy (not our waiter) which brought us new fries-which were mediocre. Didn’t need them (sandwich was more then filling) and they just were not very good.
IMG_1549[1]As far as the service/experience goes, we were seated in the back corner, no one else was around and there was a door that workers kept on opening that was right by my face. Our water glasses were never refilled. The waitress was nice but she either had to much on her plate or just forgot about us the entire time.
IMG_1552[1]IMG_1545[1]The food was good, but as far as sitting down and eating here, I will skip it next time or head to the original lost dog location.
Grade: C+
2920 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204
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  1. These sandwiches look amazing, I sure wish that this place was in Arlington Texas instead of Virginia! I would definitely be stopping in more than once-I would have to try all of these sandwiches you pictured here. I am going to at least be on the hunt now for a place that has sandwiches like this.
    Congrats to your friend landing a job, between the economy and the no fun interviews I am sure it is a load off for him. Have a great day!

  2. Yeah, I agree with Tina...those sandwiches sound fantastic. But lousy service can ruin a dining experience...and cold French fries :/ Congrats to Rommie!