"Too few people understand a really good sandwich" James Beard

The Carving Board

 Brothers David and Yoav Adir have found the golden ticket in this small Tarzana sandwich paradise.  After working together in the restaurant indusrty for years, the two brothers branched out to open their own  place. The Carving Board does not produce your average sandwich. I have eaten sandwiches from northern California to the Tiajuana border and nothing beats this place. Tables are always packed with tons of regulars and often the line is out the door. Don't let this keep you from trying one of the 30 sandwiches on the menu. My favorite is the Bentley ($13) a chewy ciabatta roll packed with over 1/4 pound of filet mignon, blue cheese, grilled onions, fresh spinach, and bacon mayonnaise. Opt for the fresh made potato chips. Goat Cheese Tomato Soup ($2) is wonderful on a cold day. The Pot Roast sandwich ($12) is another favorite. Tons of homemade (their mother's secret recipe) braised beef, carrots, brown gravy and parmesan-crusted corn mashed potatoes are served open-faced on a ciabatta roll. The grilled cheese with short ribs is nothing short of amazing. Buttery bread encases mozzarella, white cheddar, short ribs, and grilled onions which makes a mouth-watering treat. If you are craving November in July, no worries. Try the Turkey Dinner sandwich ($9.50) with roasted turkey, stuffing, grilled onions, dried cranberries, and hot gravy on sourdough. Your craving will be satisfied quicker than you can say Thanksgiving.  The menu also includes Chop House burgers and vegetarian sandwiches like the Roughage ($9) with mozzarella, portobello mushrooms, fresh basil, cucumber, tomato, avocado, butter lettuce, and pesto mayo on nine grain bread. Not into all the carbs? Any sandwich can be made into a salad for no charge! Don't miss the homemade cookies especially the chocolate chip and white chocolate macadamia. If you are a true junk food junkie, go for the Deep Fried Delicacies ($5)- Oreo's, Twix, and Snickers. Street parking available and limited parking in the back. The Carving Board 18607 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana (818) 342-3200

 

Recommended: The Bentley, Grilled Cheese, The Carving Club, Turkey Dinner, The Pot Roast, Chophouse Burger.

 

 

 

The Wild Carvery

I wanted to try Wild Carvery for months and finally got a chance to do so. This is an upscale gourmet sandwich shop in Burbank. The restaurant is charming and offers inside and patio seating. Burgers are huge and made with hand-selected U.S. Natural  beef, truly organic, no antibiotics or homones. Meat is ground fresh daily too! We had the Short Rib Burger ($15). Is a burger worth $15? In this case, yes! One half pound of beef with nitrate-free bacon, Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, tomato, pickles, arugula, and garlic aioli is served on a fresh baked bun. The burger is beyond juicy and flavorful, not to mention huge! The arugula on the burger definitely brings out the taste. It is served with a side of organic greens with a fresh veggie garnish and balsamic vinaigrette. We also had the Turkey Club ($12). All natural fresh turkey, nitrate-free bacon, mixed greens, avocado, tomato, red onion, sprouts, and garlic aioli are served on a ciabatta roll. If your mouth fits around it, you'll love it! Chips are available too. We can't wait to go back! Wild Carvery 150 E. Olive Street, Burbank (818) 859-7233

 

Recommended: Short Rib Burger, Turkey Club, Turkey Burger, Lamb Sandwich.

 

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Stacy | Reply 06.12.2013 20:19

Love the Carving Board. Everything I tried has been delicious. Chips and tea are good as well.

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