Hick­ory Kist: Sand­wiches and so much more to choose

Serve Daily - - NEWS - By Amy Baird

Why did no­body ever tell me I was miss­ing out on the best part of Hick­ory Kist? When­ever I went, I im­me­di­ately grabbed an or­der form and chose the bread, meats, and top­pings I wanted. I am not say­ing that the sand­wich was not de­lec­ta­ble with that thick, de­li­cious, larger-thanlife fluffy bread and fresh-sliced smoked meats. How­ever, I never no­ticed the white board to the left of the menu that lists the spe­cials. The daily spe­cials are time-tested sand­wiches that have proven to be mouth-wa­ter­ingly de­li­cious. In ad­di­tion, Hick­ory Kist has started of­fer­ing daily en­trée spe­cials such as lasagna, en­chi­ladas, ham din­ner with party pota­toes and chicken cor­don bleu with mashed pota­toes and gravy. Let’s just say that I learned that at Hick­ory Kist, de­li­cious sand­wiches are just the be­gin­ning.

I was lucky enough to sam­ple a va­ri­ety of the daily spe­cials (re­mem­ber that white board I never no­ticed be­fore?) and let me tell you, I have five new fa­vorite sand­wiches. The two crowd fa­vorites were the Turkey Ba­con Avo­cado and the Grilled Roast Beef and Pas­trami. Turkey Ba­con Avo­cado has moist shred­ded turkey breast, thick slices of crispy smoky ba­con and creamy avo­cado. Add on some de­li­cious fresh veg­eta­bles (tomato, sprouts, green pep­pers, cu­cum­bers, pick­les, etc) and you have got your­self a pretty amaz­ing sand­wich. I also added cran­berry sauce, which adds a touch of sweet.

Grilled roast beef and pas­trami was a hearty sand­wich that uses their sig­na­ture pas­trami (they mar­i­nate the pas­trami for five days). I wouldn’t nor­mally or­der this type of sand­wich (more of a turkey kind of gal), but it was de­li­cious. It was grilled so the melted cheese re­ally com­pli­mented the fla­vors of the roast beef and pas­trami. The chicken club had a but­ter­flied chicken breast topped with ba­con and cheese. It had the per­fect amount of chicken, not too thick and not too thin. Once again, you can­not go wrong with some smoky rich ba­con. The An­gelo Mus­tard (Ital­ian gar­lic mus­tard) re­ally added a nice fla­vor to the sand­wich.

The Smoked Turkey Melt had a gen­er­ous por­tion of deli sliced smoked turkey and shred­ded ched­dar jack cheese all toasted to per­fec­tion. In my opin­ion, if you toast or melt any sand­wich, the de­li­cious­ness goes up ex­po­nen­tially. The Smoked Turkey Salad Sand­wich is served on a crois­sant. The creamy sauce com­pli­ments the turkey and there are some finely sliced onions and cel­ery that give it a nice crunch.

Hick­ory Kist is fa­mous for made­from-scratch soups. Some days you just need some fresh home­made soup (but don’t want to spend hours mak­ing it). My fa­vorite soup was the creamy chicken noo­dle soup, which has the good­ness of home­made chicken noo­dle amped up with a whole lot of creami­ness. There are large slices of sweet car­rot, ten­der peas and home­made noo­dles mixed in with big chunks of chicken.

Desserts. My fa­vorite pie of all time is ba­nana cream pie. This ba­nana cream pie was heaven - creamy and rich with a nice sub­tle ba­nana fla­vor com­plete with fresh ba­nana slices. The crust was light as a feather and so flaky. The whipped cream was just the per­fect amount of sweet­ness. The co­conut cream was another match made in heaven: creamy fill­ing with bits of co­conut cov­ered with whippped cream and topped off with toasted co­conut.

Another fa­vorite was the mud pie, which con­sists of lay­ers of cream cheese base, choco­late pud­ding and whipped cream all topped with Heath bar bits. That will def­i­nitely take care of your choco­late crav­ings. They have a rasp­berry cheesecake that is just the right con­sis­tency and has a nice mel­low fla­vor that com­bines nicely with the sweet rasp­berry top­ping. Other tempt­ing treats in­clude chewy brown­ies with choco­late frost­ing, peanut but­ter bars, cook­ies and more. And they are of­fer­ing su­gar cook­ies for Valen­tine’s Day (think the per­fect heart-shaped su­gar cookie with pink frost­ing topped with pink su­gar).

They also serve break­fast sand­wiches. In­sider’s Tip: Ev­ery Thurs­day they serve fresh, hot cin­na­mon rolls. Hick­ory Kist is lo­cated at 1533 N. Main in Span­ish Fork.

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