By Matthew Yglesias
If you want (by far) the best sandwiches in Washington, DC your destination is Taylor’s Gourmet Deli at 11th and H Northeast. The problem is that the location is not at all a convenient one for most of us. The good news, especially if you’re me, is that tomorrow Taylor’s second location is opening up at 5th and K Northwest in the
vacant lot district Mount Vernon Triangle. That’s still not really right in the thick of things, but it’s actually in the building where I live. Indeed, it’s literally next door to the entrance of my apartment, making the new Taylor’s the most convenient place in the whole city. And also the best sandwiches.
Tuesday evening I had a chance to go to a sneak preview of the new location and can report that the 9th Street Italian, at a minimum, is exactly the same (which is to say: good) as it is at the old location. I also tried some fried risotto balls which were great. I won’t lie, though, I have substantial concern that living next door to fried risotto balls and Italian hoagies is not going to do wonders for my health. Fortunately there’s also a Results Gym at the other side of the block.