The Speakeatery: Sandwiches in Asbury Park

Yesterday, Matt and I went to Asbury Park (along with my friend Brit from college) to watch the LGBTI Pride Parade and Festival. We were a little hungry and decided to go to a relatively new restaurant, The Speakeatery, where Matt’s friend Jake happens to work. It’s a cute little place with an old-school feel. Orders are taken at the counter and there is even chalk board in front of the seats for guests to draw on.

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They offer deli sandwiches, specialty sandwiches, salads, soups, and a variety of sides. It took us all quite some time to figure out what we wanted since everything sounded so good!

I got the Pickle Focker, which was made up of pickle brined fried chicken, pickles, bacon, pickle slaw, and dill shallot aioli served on a round roll. I also added fries for $1. This sandwich absolutely did not disappoint. First off, it was so big I could barely take a proper bite. The chicken was incredibly juicy and I loved the flavor that the pickle brine gave it. The shoestring fries were also piping hot and very well seasoned. There was also enough for the three of us to share.

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Matt got the Angry Al Capone: ham, prosciutto, hot capocolla, pepperoni, hot cherry peppers, and provolone on a hero roll. I only took a little bite, but it was very good from what I tasted! Finally, Brit got the Pork Chop Express: garlic and herb shaved pork chop, broccoli rabe, and provolone served on a soft pan baked hero. She said it was delicious.

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We all agreed that we would definitely go back. Next time, though, I want the Hand Grenade: smoked bone-in BBQ rib, baked bean puree, five cheese mac-n-cheese, house whiskey BBQ sauce,and cole slaw. How amazing does that sound? (Also, click here to see a video about the sandwich.)

What’s the best sandwich you’ve ever had?

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