Making a good sandwich, like removing a child’s head from between stair balusters, requires delicate handling and a lot of mayonnaise. Marvel at skilled condiment usage with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of deli sandwiches and café fare at The HoneyBaked Ham Company in Newton.
The comestible crew at HoneyBaked Ham assembles their classic sandwiches out of spiral-sliced ham and roasted turkey, awakening pococurante palates with the heavenly tastes of baked honey and gourmet deli trimmings. Smoked up to 24 hours so each slice is as tender as a toddler’s toothless smile, hand-selected hams lend its lunch-menu sandwiches a rosy hue and a distinctive salty sweetness. Sate meat-based cravings with a classic HoneyBaked Ham sandwich stacked high with layers of swiss cheese and honey mustard and mounted upon an egg twist roll ($5.79). Turkey bacon ranch sandwiches plunder throat canals with the smoky squawk of succulent bird, while sidekicks of pork, tomato, and round red-onion rings lounge indolently on honey-grain bread ($5.79). Dig into leafier repasts with chicken caesar salads ornamented with shredded parmesan and sprinkled with crackly croutons ($5.79/$6.99).
To complement their savory artistry, HoneyBaked Ham's meat whittlers sculpt gooey mounds of potato salad into edible masks of jowly former presidents ($3.99/lb.). Patrons can cap off meals with decadent wheels of gooey chocolate brownies ($16.99/platter) procured by chefs who remain fully cognizant of the correlation between pork consumption and out-of-control parties.
Inside HoneyBaked Ham, chefs uphold the same traditions that Harry J. Hoenselaar created more than 40 years ago. Back then, he chose individual hams, cured them in his secret marinade, and smoked them over hardwood chips before offsetting the earthy flavor with a crisp, sweet glaze. To this day, the staff makes the signature bone-in hams one at a time and glazes them in the shop.
To go with the meats, the kitchen whips up classic side dishes and desserts, such as the sweet-potato soufflé. For less formal feasting, party trays and packed lunch boxes fuel business meetings, backyard grad parties, and lengthy end-zone celebrations.