Like the Earth, a sandwich is made of layers and gathers its strength from its meaty core, which pushes condiments toward the crust to erupt and bury fingers in deliciousness. Let rivers of mayo magma run with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of breakfast and lunch fare at Fresh Start Bistro, located on Riverbend Square.
Fresh Start Bistro’s made-from-scratch bread, pastries, and cakes are hand-shaped from small batches of dough lovingly leavened with frothy pre-fermented batter. Hungry stomachs can harness midday meat hankerings with the lunch menu’s Philly steak and cheese sandwich stuffed with succulent Alberta AAA beef ($9.99). An early morning taste tower of scrambled-egg scaffolding, bacon bricks, and cheddar cheese mortar tumbles into puckish patrons’ sinkholes when they order a breakfast croissant melt off the breakfast menu ($7.99), washing it down with a cup of coffee tapped from a gleaming chrome carafe. Languid finger-lickers can linger in the bistro’s sleek interior to listen to live music on Friday nights or defend their table territory by constructing castle crenellations out of freshly baked croissants.