Located in an industrial area on 97th Street just south of 51st Avenue, The Sandwich Project carries a steampunk vibe. There’s plenty of brass-coloured gears that provide decoration, and you can’t but help notice the small octopus hanging on the wall behind the till.
It opened last year, and it offers, well, big sandwiches. There are “small” and “large” sandwich options, but, really, there’s no chance I am going there to order a small one. There are rotating specials, a build-your-own option, but I go with one of the mainstay sandwiches on the menu — the pepperoni sausage. On top of layers of sausage, there are two types of cheese, roasted red peppers, onions and a house dijon mustard. But the star is the jalapeño cheddar sauce — which offers a subtle fire to the sandwich. It’s not overpowering, but it’s constant throughout lunch.
Located in an area filled with offices and industrial yards, this is an independent option over going to one of the big fast-food chains on Calgary Trail or 99th Street. These are two-handed sandwiches that will tax your jaw.