By: Elizabeth Webber Akre
They say that food brings people together. That’s true in so many ways. When someone is sick, we make soup. If someone passes away, we deliver food to the family. Summer holidays almost require barbeque. In my family, if someone other than my Aunt Jennie brings sweet potatoes, there is a Thanksgiving mutiny. Foods comfort, they nourish and nurture us and they are part of our traditions.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of having lunch with my friend Laura. We met “virtually.” She writes an awesome blog called www.The-hungry-lady.blogspot.com. She is a self-proclaimed non-cook, so she blogs about her restaurant adventures. I began reading her blog about a year ago and when the first Food Truck Food Court was planned, we decided to meet face-to-face and get to know each other. This time around, we decided to meet somewhere that would allow us to talk more. One place she had not been to yet is MoMo’s Bistro. Since they recently began serving lunch, that’s where we decided to meet.
The lunch menu was very interesting and there were several items that jumped out at me. But, in the end, I chose the French dip sandwich. I know, I know. This doesn’t sound interesting at all. French dips are everywhere…from a chain restaurant like Applebee’s all the way to the old fashioned Woolworth’s lunch counter. But, this was different. What first caught my eye was that it is made with pot roast. Who doesn’t like fall-apart-tender pot roast? And, the menu further enticed me with the description of melted gruyere cheese. You don’t often find that in your typical French dip.
So, the sandwich arrived and my first reaction was “Whoa, this is huge!” Definitely taking a box home. Let me tell you…this was no ordinary French dip. It was served on a soft, delicious hoagie roll, which was the perfect cradle for that awesome pot roast. The gruyere was melted and added a really nice flavor boost. But, the jus was the star here! This wasn’t a cup of warmed up beef broth. This was real jus! It was simply delicious. Highly flavorful and elevated the sandwich tremendously. I don’t think I’ll be able to order a French dip anywhere else now.
MoMo’s offers an exciting and ramped up lunch menu. Call some friends and get together for this yummy sandwich, fish tacos, lobster quesadillas or chicken Caesar salad. You’ll thank me!