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 soups, sandwiches, and drinks at Pekadill's in Whitehall.
Pekadill's serves up a carefully constructed menu featuring toppling towers of deli meats and cheeses and steaming saucers of sip-worthy broths. The luncheonette spoons out four to six different soups daily ($2.95/cup; $3.95/bowl), such as cream of potato, tomato basil, chili, Wisconsin cheese, and creamy chicken tortellini. Unlike rebellious planets, Pekadill's array of admixtures is in constant rotation, ensuring that bellies never get bored. Solid-seekers can step up to one of the eatery's 37 sandwiches, such as the Hambirder sandwich on light rye ($4.95–$6.95), budding with branches of lettuce, onion, and tomato and home to a cold-cut combo of ham, turkey, and swiss cheese. Starting April 1, Pekadill's also slings frosty ice-cream treats, including shakes and scoops that can be hand-packed into house-made cones or home-brought fedoras. Waves of free WiFi flood the cheerful, charming parlor, affording patrons the opportunity to dine with friends, even if they live with their parents in a chat room.
- The building itself is quaint and attractive. The front is decked out like a vintage ice cream parlor and serves West Michigan's own Hudsonville ice cream. – J and K., Yelp, 6/21/10
- The bread was soft and wonderful, the deli meat was tasty, and the veggies were fresh. Oh, and the lettuce was cut into super thin little strips that just take the sandwich to the next level. – Blake G., Yelp, 8/10/10