Restaurateurs Tim and Bronwyn Wiechmann, the husband-wife team behind Boston’s T.W. Food and Bronwyn, have announced the opening of their third concept: a Balkan-inspired sandwich shop and bakery called Playska, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, later this month.
Making his debut into fast-casual dining with Playska, chef Tim Wiechmann has created a menu of Balkan-inspired sandwiches served on house-made specialty breads and topped with his own condiments and pickles. The shop’s namesake and heart of the menu is the playska, a burger-sausage hybrid that is the chef’s creative interpretation of the Balkan street food favorite “pljeskavica.” Additional regionally inspired sandwiches, salads, and baked goods will also be available, accompanied by pickled seasonal fruits and vegetables packaged to go.
Tim’s playska combines two of America’s beloved foods — the burger and the sausage — to introduce a new kind of sandwich. It is a special combination of beef and pork into a patty that is set between the traditional scratch-baked pogacha bread made daily on premises. Additional components include ajvar, a red pepper compote; a house sauce with a cream cheese base; red onion; and pickled cucumber. All meats are farm-raised and locally sourced, ground daily, and cooked to order. The final product is the brainchild of Tim’s expertise in, and passion for, sausage making and baking.