Monday, October 20, 2014
Food News: Pret a Manger's Fall Menu and Chicago Exclusives
Next, she sampled the Chicago Meatball Hot Wrap with pork and beef meatballs smothered in marinara sauce and loaded with lots of melty cheese. The packaging on the wrap was pretty ingenious, as it opened in such a way that one could hold the wrap without getting one's hands messy. The wrap itself was pretty typical for a meatball sandwich, but done well, and the substitution of the tortilla for the bread meant there was nothing to interfere with the meaty goodness. Brandy couldn't quite decide what was so Chicago about this Chicago Meatball Hot Wrap, but she liked it just the same.
Lastly, Brandy sampled the Sweet Potato Falafel Flatbread, which is a new item in locations all across the country. The wrap consisted of lots of Middle Eastern flavors with not only the falafel, but a drizzle of tzatziki sauce, pickled cabbage, and fresh herbs. Though expecting the falafel to be a bit crunchier, Brandy found this version to be soft and sweet, but still with a good amount of texture to it. The fresh veggies and herbs ensured that every bite was bright and exciting.
There were many more new dishes on the Pret a Manger menu, like the BBQ Pork Hot Wrap, the Spicy Chicken Toastie, and the Chicken Caesar and Bacon Baguette, but Brandy had to put those off for another day. With what she had sampled so far, she felt she had done her duty and protected the masses from bland, wasteful food for another day, so she was off to another exciting adventure (in other words, she was full, so she went to her knitting circle meeting).
The writers of this blog were invited to dine free of charge in exchange for an honest review.