Monday, April 11, 2011
On Perfection, Zankou Chicken, & Sunday Night Baseball
And a few others I selfishly do not wish to share.
There are very few things I enjoy more than winding down the weekend by watching Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN. I would not go so far as to call it perfect, but it is a routine I could not imagine my life without. Some Sundays I may fire up the grill and drink a couple beers during the game; if it's a warm evening I may just pour a cold glass of lemonade and skip dinner altogether. Joining 75,000 screaming fans in the Rose Bowl on an autumn Saturday is wonderful. Watching baseball on the couch on summer Sundays is even better.
Do I miss the broadcasting team of Jon Miller and Joe Morgan this season? I sure do; Miller's easygoing tone seemed especially tailor-made for end-of-the-weekend evenings. But baseball is still baseball, no matter who's calling the game, and yesterday's game was a wonderful matchup: Yankees vs. Red Sox.
A couple weeks ago a reader asked me what I think the best sandwiches are in the area. I gave a short list and offered that, if we could include a wrap in that, the Zankou Chicken chicken tarna wrap is perhaps my favorite sandwich in Pasadena. A few days later he emailed me to say that he'd grabbed one and it was "fantastic."
I started thinking about it, and realized I haven't had one of those wraps in months. I needed to change that. I headed over to Zankou and ordered the chicken tarna wrap: marinated, roasted chicken, carved and thrown into pita bread with garlic sauce and tomatoes.
But well worth it every time.
Posted by JustinM at 12:39 PM