Bogtrotter’s Doorstep is a new sandwich shop that recently opened on the corner of West 25th and Bridge. We were on our way to lunch at Ohio City Burrito and realized that we had parked in front of Bogtrotter’s. We’d read good things about the place, so we thought we’d try it out.
The establishment is basically just two counters, one for ordering and another with one stool for eating. Sarah ordered the Porkopolis ($9) with shaved pork loin, greens, provolone and jus. I had the Haight ($9) which included provolone, banana peppers, porcini mushrooms, greens and house marinara. We both got ours “wet,” meaning jus is poured over the sandwich. Sandwiches are also available soaked or dry.
Our food came quickly, and, as we were planning to eat in, the owner suggested we take our food to the Old Angle next door. I ordered a Bass Ale and Sarah had ginger ale, both of which went well with the sandwiches.
Sarah’s consisted of perfectly tender thin sliced pork loin with plenty of juicy, mildly garlicky greens. It was very good, and the wet bun was a nice touch.
My Haight was outstanding. The marina was rich and sharp tasting, and the mushrooms and greens added meatiness. The banana peppers seemed mild at first, but some major heat starts kicking in as you make your way through the sandwich. The melted provolone tied everything together.
Our only issue was that we weren’t told about the “crunch” option with potato chips on top of the sandwiches. Then again, we didn’t miss them.
Chef / owner Nate Williams’ experience at the Flying Fig (12 years) definitely comes through. Sarah’s sandwich was a perfect use of pork, and I did not miss meat in the least in mine. We’ll definitely be returning.
Can anyone tell us if Nate is related to Eric (of Momocho fame)? I swear I’d read that they were brothers, but I can’t find confirmation of this.