The Rubber Duck keeps floating along, after six years still offering appreciative workers in the Gables business district solid, satisfying sandwiches; bright, bountiful salads; and thin, crisp pizzas. Actually we suggest skipping the stiff-crusted pies and delving straight into one of the 28 sandwiches on fresh baguette, whole wheat, panini, croissant, or wrap. Homemade chicken salad is chunky and flecked with bits of red onion and celery, the roast honey turkey quite moist, and "The Almost Cuban" on grilled baguette delicious, but even better on pressed panini as an "Almost Midnight Sandwich." All come with choice of aioli mayo, Dijon, honey mustard, or apricot mustard (this last spread matches particularly well with the roast pork sandwich). Salads are large, though they cover less new ground than a rubber duck in a bathtub: Greek, caesar, caprese, niçoise, spinach, and plenty of chicken variations. Surprisingly, no duck on the menu.
I don't deny that the reason I decided to eat lunch at this particular sandwich spot was because of its quacky moniker. I thought: Surely any food shop called the Rubber Duck has to put out a pretty creative product, right? Well, as it turns... More »
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