Many people underestimate the power of a good sandwich. When the bread and filling are perfectly balanced (which is no easy feat), the outcome can be life-changing. Luckily, with all the little cafés and bakeries in the city, Boston has a vast array of good sandwich options available. This of course begs the question... which one is the best?
Certainly there are many sandwiches that can qualify as "the best," given the time and situation, however, the breakfast sandwich from Flour Bakery in Boston's South End neighborhood is one of my all-time favorites.
This sandwich is served on a warm, freshly baked roll that doesn’t overpower the fillings (too much bread can be a disaster). Inside is a soft omelet, topped with crispy bacon and arugula, and smothered with cheese and Dijon mustard.
Why is it such a great sandwich? Well, take all the elements separately and they would be delicious — but, put them altogether and the dish becomes a tour de force… definitely worthy of an encore.