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La Jolla’s Secret Sandwich Spot

September 1, 2011 | By | Reply More

The Sandwich Club is tucked away in the sunlit courtyard of the Merrill Lynch Building.

A little lunch place in the courtyard of the Merrill Lynch Building (Fay at Silverado) is a perfect example of why I started this blog. I want visitors to San Diego’s favorite coastal community to wander off the beaten path and discover places that aren’t touristy.

The Sandwich Club of La Jolla is just such a place. I first heard about it from my friend Christie Dangler (who recommended the BLT), but I got discouraged when I couldn’t find it.

Fast forward about a year and I joined the La Jolla Sports Club – also in the Merrill Lynch Building – and one day in the middle of a Pilates class, I had this great ah-ha moment. The secret spot I’d heard about was right outside the window.

I watched La Jollans pick up their meals and sit at tables in the sunlit patio right outside the studio where I was working my core – and suddenly getting really hungry.

I‘ve since learned from a friend who taught at La Jolla High that The Sandwich Club is a faculty favorite. In fact, it seems to be a favorite of a lot of people. The “in” crowd knows to order ahead of time (858-456-7548 or 456-7549) to avoid standing in line.
Sandwiches include Gina Lolllobrigida (hot pastrami), Shamoo (tuna), and The Godfather (Genoa salami, mortadella, ham and provolone cheese with Italian dressing on a French roll). They also serve wraps, salads, and a soup of the day.
The Club opens at 7am Monday to Friday and closes at 2:45. On Saturday, they are open Saturday from 10:30 to 2.
Tourists flock to the restaurants on Prospect Street and enjoy a pricey lunch with an ocean vista.

The Sandwich Club is for travelers who want good value, flavorful food, and a view of authentic La Jolla.

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I live in La Jolla and I'm a travel writer, so in addition to enjoying my home town's great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla - and the rest of San Diego - as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty. People vacation in La Jolla, but don't take advantage of everything our community offers, so I decided to start this blog and provide insider advice for out-of-towners. Hey. I figure if I can write insider tips about exotic destinations on Authentic Luxury Travel, I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door. In the process, I'm having fun revisiting my favorite places and discovering some new ones. Travel writers are naturally snoopy, and this blog is my excuse to have a good ol' sticky beak around my home town. I hope you find it helpful. If you are coming to La Jolla or another area of San Diego and would like my help in planning your trip, please read "Need Help Planning Your Trip" and then email me at ehansen298@aol.com. Elizabeth Hansen

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