The humble sandwich, mainstay of fast-food and diner menus everywhere, gets a major upgrade at Fork & Fig restaurant, on Menaul near Uptown.
Bacon and braised short rib turn up in your grilled cheese, broccolini in your ham sandwich. Forget mustard and ketchup: Here you get such condiments as pesto aioli and raspberry relish.
In opening Fork & Fig, chef and owner Josh Kennon gambled that locals would pay double-digit dollars for sandwiches with some craft, originality and top-shelf ingredients. Five years later, the gamble appears to have paid off. Fork & Fig is thriving. Kennon recently opened a spinoff, a build-your-own enchilada place called the Jealous Fork, next door.