Review: Bennett's Sandwich Shop (Fenway)
When I saw a feature on Bennett's Sandwich Shop (Originates from a Maine country store) in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, I decided to drop in. Because I have breakfast during the work week at 4:15 AM, I am ready to grab lunch between 9:30-10:00 AM, but my dilemma is that most lunch places don't open up until 11:00 AM. I was so happy to see that Bennett's opens up at 8:30 AM and even more happy to find a much coveted parking spot (OK it was kinda' illegal...but hey). I wanted to have something safe so I decided to order a large chicken salad sub, sounded good until the woman behind the counter pulled out a roll that looked a foot long and when she was about to add a 5th ice cream scoop of chicken salad I politely yelled NOOOOOOOOOOOO more please??????
It tool 2 hands to carry this monolithic sized lunch out to my car (which luckily had not been towed or ticketed). As I managed to eat the first half, which was nothing special and a bit dry too... I started to ask myself what to do with the second half as there was no way I was going to eat it or save it for later. I know, I though... I will give it to one of the homeless folks I run into throughout the city.
Sitting in my car ready to take off, I noticed a homeless man across the street, rummaging through a dumpster and looking cold (more on the homeless in my next post). Say no more.... I put on my superhero cape and flew 15 feet across the street and presented the sandwich to the man... he was thrilled to take it and even though I was so happy to be rid of it, I was more pleased by his positive reaction!
As far as Bennett's Sandwich Shop goes, I doubt I will be returning. The staff was extremely pleasant, but the sandwich I had was not so good. I am not sure why they were getting such good reviews or why a local TV show, Chronicle, featured them. In any case, I am giving Bennett's a thumbs down rating. :(