With little full or fanfare, Timmy Ginger's Sandwich Shop opened their doors a couple weeks ago, amid a "soft opening," and began serving delicious sandwiches to all sandwich lovers in West Roseville.
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Photo: It's a little before 11:00 in the morning on Saturday, April 24, 2021, and I've arrived at Timmy Ginger's Sandwich Shop, located in Roseville, CA, to enjoy a sandwich and a side. This restaurant has been open only a couple weeks, and as of this writing, it's the newest restaurant in Roseville.
Does the building look familiar? This was the location of Fisher's Sandwich Shop, which closed their doors early last year. The restaurant is so new that Timmy hasn't had a chance to install the restaurant's "brand" and signs on the building as of this date.
Photo: Here's the "brand" of Timmy Ginger's Sandwich Shop, and it's a caricature of Timmy, the owner. When you see Timmy in person, the resemblance is striking.
Photo: As you enter the restaurant, you'll notice the large counter, the black and white checkered floor tile, and the menu posted above the counter. There are also television monitors, a soft drink cooler, along with a serve-yourself soft drink dispenser that features Pepsi products. The furniture is tables and chairs. With the exception of the wall decor, little has changed from the previous owners.
Photo: A "blue board" sitting on the counter lists today's special.
Photo: Looking at the sandwich counter from the rear of the dining room. Note the floor-to-ceiling windows, which offer ample natural lighting.
Photo: The menu is posted above the sandwich counter, and lists all of the "Specialty" sandwiches, all 32 of them. There is also a printed, "Menu To-Go" that you can take home with you, and lists the choices a little in depth. Personally, I found the menu above the counter difficult to read, so I ordered from the printed menu.
The gentleman in the photo is Timmy, the owner of the restaurant, whose caricature is part of the restaurant's "brand."
Photo: The "Specialties" section of the sandwich menu features 32 sandwich choices! Timmy's has your "sandwich bases" covered. For the complete menu, click on this link...
Photo: Daniel makes my "#2" sandwich for me, as I watch him in action.
Photo: Meet Daniel, my friendly sandwich maker, as he holds my "#2" sandwich, from the "Specialties" section of the menu that he created in less than 5 minutes. This chef knows how to make a delicious sandwich!
Photo: Thanks, Daniel, for snapping my photo, as I prepare to enjoy a delicious sandwich, along with a small side of potato salad.
Photo: From the "Specialties" page of the Sandwich menu, I went with a "#2," which is brisket, creamy horseradish spread, house slaw, bacon, along with house dressing. When it comes to the bread, you can choose from seven different varieties, and I chose "Dutch Crunch," which is one of my favorites. I ordered an optional side of "Potato Salad," as a great way to judge the character of a restaurant is by the potato salad they server.
As I placed my order, friendly staff member and expert sandwich maker, Daniel, asked me what extras I'd like on my brisket sandwich. That was an easy decision, as I always order EVERYTHING, as I love everything, and the more goodies you can load on a sandwich, the better the sandwich.
"#2" on the menu features brisket as the meat. Timmy's gives you a generous portion, probably about 6-oz of seasoned, lean brisket, that is juicy, moist and very tender. Unlike barbecue brisket, this brisket isn't smoky or stringy, and I can't really describe it, except to say it's delicious! Piled on top of the helping of brisket is house slaw and bacon. Since I ordered "everything," my sandwich included slices of thinly-sliced dill pickle, which added a "tang" and a nice touch to the sandwich. There was bacon somewhere within the sandwich, but I couldn't see it, nor could I taste it.
"Dutch Crunch" rolls are like nothing else in this world, as the bread is soft and tender inside, slightly sweet in flavor, but crunchy on the outside, and it plays it's part to make a superior sandwich. One side of the roll was layered with horseradish sauce, and the other side with Timmy's "house sauce."
The meat-to-bread ratio, along with the meat-to-veggies ratio was perfect, and made for a satisfying, hefty, well-balanced sandwich. All of the ingredients worked together to make for a tasty, satisfying, and delicious sandwich.
The potato salad was a bit of a disappointment, as it was quite bland, without the "zip" and "zing" that accompanies most potato salad. It was good, solid potato salad, but not something I'd walk across the street for, and certainly forgettable.
Photo: Cross section of my "#2" brisket sandwich, showing the horseradish spread, brisket, house slaw, dill pickle slices and the "house dressing." The "house dressing" seems to be a variation of "Thousand Island" dressing, as it reminded me of the dressing that you'd enjoy on an "old school" hamburger. Timmy Ginger's Sandwich Shop makes a great sandwich!
Timmy's sandwiches are made from fresh ingredients, and are simply delicious. The service is fast, the staff is friendly, and you have your choice between comfortable indoor seating, or you can dine outside on their spacious patio that Timmy's shares with next-door Los Cabos Grill.
No matter what your dining preference is, whether you prefer to dine "in," on the patio, or take-out, Timmy Ginger's Sandwich Shop, located in Roseville, CA, has all sandwich bases covered.
Timmy Ginger's Sandwich Shop
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