A too hot Saturday rose in Green Bay this weekend, and I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t want to boil alive at the Saturday Morning Farmer’s Market. I chose instead to get local meat and produce through our friends Produce with Purpose out at the Revolution Market. This also afforded us the opportunity to visit Short Order Sandwiches and Deli during their pop up in the Revolution Market’s final stall.
They announced their arrival into space a few weeks ago to start drumming up business. I eyed their menu closely in anticipation of at least one visit before their pop up ended, and it just happened to be this first weekend that I got myself into the Revolution Market with time and appetite enough to pick up lunch. Even going across town can be a large amount of effort for me on a bad health day.
I was delighted to find out that this pop up is a sort of market study by the chef to go into his own business at some point. The hustle it takes to maintain a full time job and pursue this kind of passion is commendable. I certainly wouldn’t have it in me. This is part of why I took my order very seriously after a short conversation with the chef.
My husband and I ordered a Shrimp Po’boy and a Steak Sandwich, both of which came with house fried potato chips and a bottle of water as promised by the menu. We ordered a side of their roasted cauliflower and couscous salad as an additional option. The preparation time is just enough time for you to do your grocery shopping at Produce with Purpose in the stall next door, especially when the heat is so high that hitting the farmer’s market might not be in the cards.
We left with our lunch and our groceries in tow, and when we got home, we unwrapped our sandwiches for lunch. They held their heat well in the parchment wrap provided by the restaurant, and the house fried chips didn’t come out of their bag soggy or poorly seasoned. Depending on where you’re from, the prices may seem a little high for the sandwich that you get. This was a small criticism my husband shared with me while we sat down to eat, but I don’t personally share it. I especially didn’t share it after a bite of the steak sandwich that I ordered.
The Steak sandwich is described as being made with a marinated flank steak, sharp provolone, Badger State Brown Ale and onion jam, lemon dressed arugula with a matching lemon aioli served on ciabatta. This is accurate. The size of the ciabatta against the meat requires the additional moistness provided by the lemon aioli and the jam. I’m the kind of girl who likes a good pickle with their sandwich, so I pulled out some of my Hippie Wayne’s dill pickles to stay on brand.
With as small an appetite as I have, the sandwich and the chips are more than enough for me. My husband argued that he wanted more, so it was probably a good thing we picked up the additional side salad. While price and amount of food provided may be of some debate between my husband and I, I believe that the actual offerings from Short Order are unique among Green Bay’s restaurants.
Sure, we have sandwich places in Subway, Jimmy Johns, and Erbert and Gerberts, but local hot sandwiches are in somewhat limited supply. I still have a lot of exploring to do in town. It’s very possible I’ve missed some juggernauts in this area of cuisine, but Short Order scratches an itch I often have as a sandwich girl.
If you’re in the area of Holmgren way any time soon, consider giving them a visit. Their formal hours are available on their facebook page so you can plan your trip accordingly.
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