In the few short years since Local Foods opened, its name has become synonymous with excellent sandwiches in Houston. Under Dylan Murray's stewardship, the fast-casual concept offers a range of gourmet sandwiches that go a step above the traditional deli version or something Mom might make at home. Specialty breads like ciabatta, focaccia and pretzel bun are overstuffed with fillings and sauces that are as addictive as they are fresh and healthy. Popular favorites include the crunchy chicken salad, the Gulf shrimp and blue crab, and the ever-delicious Black Hill Ranch pork banh mi. But the one that you can't take off the menu — the one that's so perfectly constructed that you can't help inhaling it every time you encounter it — is the truffled egg salad sandwich. Served on a pretzel bread bun, with simple fixings of parmesan aioli, tomato and market greens, the egg salad is soft and fluffy with just the slightest hint of aromatic, aphrodisiacal truffle, making for one great sandwich indeed.
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