Man, four years can be like a lifetime when it comes to eating establishments (and Food Blogs too). It's been only four years and change since I first ate at SuperNatural Sandwiches, which at that time was in the now defunct San Diego Public Market. Forward a year and they opened a brick-and-mortar shop. During that period I noticed that they had really gotten down the flavors of my favorite at SS, the Siren. Though that shop was pretty tiny and got packed pretty quickly. Last year, they moved into even bigger digs and are now open 7 days a week!
I'd had a revisit marked down on my "list", but other than one real quick take-out visit, really wasn't able to revisit. Until a couple of months ago.
And they were doing some major business on this day. There's a definite demographic that makes up the customer base here....they are mostly those that are much more hip and as whole a lot younger than I am. Still, it's good to see folks, going for good "sea to table" grub. It must make Mr Grumpy's Tommy Gomes's heart warm.
As you would expect....SS seems to be always doing new "stuffs"...there's now soups, ice cream sandwiches (see Kirbie's post), and other sandwiches to choose from. But you know me......I decided to go with my favorite....The Siren.
For me, this sandwich is a bit of a tight rope walk. The brioche bun rides on being just a bit too sweet and buttery; the aioli too rich and spicy.....but it just seems to work here as the shrimp were nice and plump...and the flavor of the shrimp stood up to the spice and sweetness. If anything, I think they could knock out the garlic and we wouldn't even notice. It is a good, messy (I always get "mayo-hands" here), satisfying sandwich.
It's always comforting to know that a favorite is still going strong....or even stronger for that matter.
And I know, I've got try out some other things here....I'll save that for my next visit.....at least that's what I always tell myself.
7094 Miramar Rd. #122
San Diego, CA 92121
Mon - Fri 9am - 8pm
Sat 10am - 8pm
Sun 10am - 4pm