perfect ending

28 Jan

Yesterday was gorgeous. Bright, sunny, and clear. It was a perfect day to take a walk to the boardwalk and eat late lunch with a friend after a great day of teaching and a long school week.  SC, my partner in crime, and I ended up at the Picnic Basket newly opened right across the boardwalk.  Picnic Basket is actually owned and operated by the same folks at Penny Ice Creamery.

I had a chicken salad sandwich and coke.  What I love about my sandwich are the huge chunks of white meat, generous slices of avocado, and that slight crunch from the whole grain mustard.  So good.  I’m a sucker for good sandwiches, especially well-constructed sandwiches. Aside from the flavors, I judge sandwiches on how well they don’t fall apart when you take that first two bites.  And this one held pretty damn well!


The place smells of freshly baked waffle cones, how can I not resist getting one.  For dessert, I had a scoop of earl grey tea ice cream.  Yum!


Will definitely go back, the service is great and friendly, and of course love their ice cream!  Oh, and they used to have happy hour five bucks for a beer and hotdog.  Not sure if they still have happy hour but I hope so.  Make sure to stop by when you are in Santa Cruz probably one of the very few best places to eat at near the boardwalk.  Actually, it’s the only one I can think of right now.

What’s your favorite sandwich and where can I get one?


7 Responses to “perfect ending”

  1. jlrondilla January 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    Little Lucca here in South San Francisco makes the BEST sandwiches! I’m a huge fan of the Spicy Buffalo sandwich. They’re huge, cheap, and a little messy. Always order with Dutch Crunch. You won’t be disappointed:)

    • itziemae January 30, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

      That sounds amazing! Please take me there next time I’m in the city. I love dutch crunch rolls but I’ve also had some bad stale ones. I usually prefer ciabatta but of course the bread varies too with the fillings.

      • jlrondilla January 31, 2012 at 12:59 am #

        I don’t usually like Dutch Crunch because it’s too hard. However, whoever Little Lucca gets their bread from does an amazing job. On the weekend, if you call in for your sandwich, it’s about a two hour wait! I wouldn’t dare chance it by waiting in line. Did that once. BIG MISTAKE!

  2. GladysN January 30, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    i’m not a big sandwich fan but this post is making me crave one! loving all the posts on this blog; keep ’em coming! 🙂 xoxo

    • jlrondilla January 31, 2012 at 12:57 am #


      I’m not a sandwich person either. But Little Lucca may change your mind! Yup. Another reason to visit the bay (as if you really needed another one).

  3. steph January 31, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    (i’m so ashamed to admit i’ve been looking for a “Like” button…) future post: delmarette comparison? this is great fun!

    • itziemae February 6, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

      i’m also guilty of looking for the “like” button! too much FB conditioning. will post the delmarette one soon…

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