In the Company of Thieves
Update 4/13/11: In the Company of Thieves closed; Johnson Public House opened.
In a word: In the company of good sandwich places.
JM ate the ham and swiss panino.
Nichole ate the Thieves' Kiss panino.
The bill was $11, or $5.50/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole both gave In the Company of Thieves an A- (see our grading rubric).
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Our official Idinnerod visit to In the Company of Thieves was sadly canceled for the non-storm. Instead, Nichole swung by and got carry-out, which we ate in the safety of our basement.
The inside of the cafe was comfily shabby. It was also a plus that the staff were truly friendly & welcoming. While Nichole waited for the panini to toast, she observed that several patrons were availing themselves of the free wifi and/or gazing out the large window onto Johnson St. The sandwiches were ready fast, though, and spent the brief wait to dinner in our fridge.
The verdict: if these sandwiches were as good as they were after reheating, they must be amazing when hot off the iron. JM used a superlative expletive to describe his ham and swiss. The bread was the most awesome part: herbed (but not with too much basil, the bane of Nichole's existence) and with a more biscuitlike texture than most ciabatta, it really made the meal.
Even the moisture-heavy Thieve's Kiss (artichoke) panino held up OK. Though the edges had gotten a bit damp (again, not because of a design flaw so much as our delay) this was easily fixed with some reheating. There was a generous portion of delicious, tender filling that made for a satisfying dinner.