Local Eats: Laurel Market - Charlotte, NC

photo by: Shane Cudahy of Evergreen Studio

Well word on the street is we're playing a show in Charlotte again at the Bojangles Coliseum. As excited I was about that I was also very excited when Laurel Market, a super sandwich shop in Charlotte, asked me to create a few signature sandwiches. Best part is, if you go order one of these sandwiches you're also entered in a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show on April 9th! Anyways, I've outlined my inspiration behind these sandwiches below. I hope you'll go give one a try and tell me what you think.

The first above is a vegetarian sandwich that consists of toasted sourdough filled with 2 eggs over easy, avocado, bibb lettuce, tomato, spicy mustard, salt, and pepper. It's filled with flavor and of course the nice richness from the eggs and avocado makes this a great sandwich even for NON-vegetarians. The idea behind this sandwich initially originated when I was trying to think of a dish with the letters AVETT in it. As it turns out Laurel Market doesn't have a fryer so couldn't serve it with Tater Tots. Bummer. So that idea was nixed and this was the resulting sandwich. (Avocado, Vine ripened tomato, Egg, Tater Tots)
photo by: Shane Cudahy of Evergreen Studio

My second creation is kind of a hodgepodge of flavors but it is loosely based off some bahn mi flavors. The nice juxtaposition of sweet and spicy is what I was going for here, all while maintaining a clean feel in your belly.

This sandwich comes on a baguette filled with Genoa salami, pastrami, mayo, jalapeno peppers, sweet pickles, cucumbers, red onion, and fresh cilantro.


photo by: Shane Cudahy of Evergreen Studio

This last sandwich was just added. My inspiration behind this was the Italian idea of wrapping prociutto around fruit. So, this sandwich comes on cranberry walnut bread with prociutto, fresh mozzarella, basil, cracked pepper, sea salt, horseradish, and mayo.

Well there you have it. Hope you feel inspired to check out this awesome gem of a stop in Charlotte!

--Joe Kwon