Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Trencher Puts on the Sandwich Feed Bag in Echo Park

Low-key Trencher is tucked just off of Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park
EatingLA has been on a bit of a hiatus for the past few weeks, devouring oysters and salumi in Seattle and working on a fun cocktail and beer-intensive project. But of course we haven't stopped eating, and one recent visit was to Trencher, the former location of a dodgy-looking Cambodian place I never tried on Portia next to the Little Joy bar.
A hearty, legit brisket sandwich

On this first visit, we split a brisket sandwich, french fries and a kale salad and so far I'm impressed. The brisket sandwich ($10) featured thick-cut, tender slices that were more rustic than a deli-style brisket and heartier than the fairly delicate bbq brisket at Home State. It was well-balanced with the now-ubiquitous pickled onions and some roasted garlic parsnip puree for creaminess. The homemade potato chips were delicious; we ordered nicely-cooked fries too just because. A kale salad balanced things out somewhat, though the deep-fried croutons added their own layer of decadence.
kale balances out fries, right?
The menu will need more investigation into the fried chicken banh mi and open-faced salmon trencher, but it's a promising start. Best of all, Trencher is open until 10 on weeknights and midnight on weekends, and taking a sandwich into the Little Joy to have with a craft beer is encouraged.

1305 Portia St., Echo Park

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1 comment:

Miles said...

first of all, yay, your back. secondly, yum. can't wait to try!