In: Eating20 Sep 2010
Gourmet sandwiches on grilled, fresh-baked bread? Unique flavor combinations like smoked-duck pastrami and crisp rye pickles, both made in-house? Are we in downtown Austin? Far from it: North 620 is the spot two young chefs have chosen to bring their fine-dining backgrounds. John and Brandon are determined to do it all: bake their own breads. Smoke their own bacon. Make their own pickles, mustards and dressings. Pictured above, the duck pastrami, with bacon, Russian dressing and rye pickles. Crunchy, smoky, creamy, it was heaven on a plate. Make that a paper-lined tray – they don’t have plates. Gotta put the money into the food!
The case holds sausages, sides and jars of pickles for sale. Next to it are loaves of fresh bread baked daily.
The Noble Pig Sandwich is another masterpiece of moist, tender pulled pork, thick slices of the house-smoked bacon and melted provolone. All sandwiches are served on grilled white or wheat, and come with chips. You can get sides like potato salad or jalapeno slaw, which of course the chefs make themselves.
The oysters in the fried-oyster sandwich were cooked perfectly, and teamed up with the house bacon and a flawless, tangy remoulade sauce. That’s hibiscus tea in the background, and they also carry Dublin Dr Pepper and Mexican Coke.
Located in a strip center, they’ve spruced up the place to be simple but cheery. They start serving breakfast at 6 am, and generally end lunch at 3 pm.