|Cold Chicken Sandwich|
The Cold Fried Chicken sandwich made with fried chicken, lettuce, pickles, house-made ranch dressing and Gindo's Spice of Life pepper sauce. The sandwich is served cold, as the name implies, and the chicken had a nice crunch to it. The Gindo's provides a nice little kick and overall this is a tasty sandwich. At $4 it is the least expensive sandwich on the menu and a very good value. Not quite at Bakesale Betty territory but very satisfying.
|Fruit with Bags|
Street Fruit ($3) is cut up pineapple, jicama, mango, melon, chile and lime juice, again sealed in a sous vide bag. The street fruit is also a pleasing complement to the sandwiches, but packs a lighter punch than the Water Melon in terms of spiciness.
The sandwiches and sides are served in black bags with the customers names written on them, a fun and casual touch. Below is the full menu, which is written on school notebook paper style lined sheets.
Voltaggio told me he eats several of the sandwiches daily and his current favorite is the Maple-Pepper Turkey Melt, which I hope to try on a future visit.
Good food at a reasonable price in a neighborhood without many good value lunch options equals a winner. Is this fine dining? No. It is not supposed to be. It is a sandwich shop opened in only two weeks. If you are looking for Voltaggio's sit-down restaurant experience, ink , located down the block from ink.sack, opens in one month, so stay tuned.
ink.sack: 8630 Melrose Avenue, E. of La Cienega. Open Wednesday - Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm or until they sell out.