Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Alexandria: The Butcher Block

One of the best (and worst) things about working in a city is the plethora of food options within walking distance of my office. My favorite place the past 6 months has been the Butcher Block, which my coworkers all refer to as "April's sandwich shop." I have gone enough that a couple of the workers know my order, which is naturally when I have to switch it up. I can't be too predictable.
The Butcher Block is not only a deli, but a butcher (obviously), wine and cheese shop. As far as their deli goes they seem to have a couple of regular sandwiches and then they rotate a few others around. I have tried most of them and my favorites are the Brabo Turkey (minus the dijonaise),the roast beef (when it's rare, they also seem to rotate the flavorings of this sandwich but not as often as the others) and the caprese (part of the rotating menu). I am not a fan of the Grinder or the Sweet and Salty (way to much sweet, not enough salty). My last visit they had a new vegetarian sandwich with roasted veggies and goat cheese, yum! They also rotate their chicken salads, I've seen Jerk chicken salad and Thai chicken salad-very creative, I love it. 
Not only having quality meats and veggies, but freshly baked and amazing bread. Most sandwiches are $9, but they recently upped the grinder to $11. For an additional $3 you can make it a combo with chips and a drink.  
If you couldn't tell by the photos above I have definitely become a regular here. They are super friendly and if you have questions, make sure to ask! I always ask which bread they use if I am trying a new sandwich because I like certain ones better and often switch them out. It is a little pricey, especially when there is a subway a couple steps away, but it is so worth it. Give it a try and treat yourself!
Would I come back? Yes, I go at least once every two weeks...once a week if I am bad and don't pack my lunches.  
1600 King Street
Alexandria, VA
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