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More bacon, more eggs

I said I'd explore more breakfast-as-lunch options and I did not lie.

I've found a better option for Bacon and Egg Salad Sandwiches in the Kew Gardens area thanks to the ever-wise Bryan, who ordered an egg salad sandwich with bacon from our office's friends next door last week. Although not perfect, Friends offers several advantages over Redwood's comparable mega club sandwich. Such as ...

1. Humility. Redwood is all pomp and circumstance with its giant dish, quartered wedges, coleslaw in the middle, etc. Friends' version is wrapped in paper and foil and tossed in a paper sack. Simple, effective.

2. Price. $3.80 for the egg salad on a roll plus $1.50 for bacon. Admittedly, this is too much money just to add bacon, but all together, it's still cheaper than what you get across the street.

3. No portion ambiguity. This one's abstract but important, so allow me to explain. Friends gives you what is clearly one meal's worth of food. Redwood gives you about 1.4 meals. Two wedges aren't quite enough. Three would be about right, but that leaves you with a fourth wedge, which is definitely too much. You must choose the lesser of two bad choices at Redwood: split the sandwich in half and have two not-quite-enough meals. Or, power through, and eat $7 worth of egg salad sandwich.

So it's established -- Friends is the place to go for a breakfasty sandy. When Queens Blvd. thaws, I expect I'll venture out to distant delis in search of new lunch choices. Rumor has it that there's a Friends II, or maybe it's called Friends III, down the road. I don't think they're connected to the more familiar Friend's next door, but it might be worth a vist once temperatures climb above freezing. Until then, I'll be eating my Bacon and Eggs and Grilled Cheese and Tomatoes from next door when I fail to bring leftovers.

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