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Day 139: Cafe X-Press

Cafe X-Press

The other day Amy and I were scrambling between appointments and needed to get a lunch in a hurry.  We stopped in to Cafe X-Press located at 8000 Norfolk Avenue in the Woodmont Triangle area.  Since 1994 Cafe X-Press has proudly offered a menu of fine foods “made in the New York Delicatessen style.” They prepare the food fresh daily and offer specialty sandwiches, home-style soups, and fresh salad platters.  The service here is fast and the food is tasty.

The specials on the lunch menu include the “BETHESDA” made with smoked turkey & roast beef with Muenster cheese, creamy cole slaw and Russian dressing on a sub roll as well as the “WOODMONT”  with turkey breast with grilled onions, melted Muenster cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and Russian dressing on a sub roll.  They have about a half-dozen sandwiches with Russian dressing –must be a New York thing. They also do grilled Paninis, burgers, wraps, and even some vegetarian options.  All subs and sandwiches are served on your choice of Kaiser, white, whole wheat, pumpernickel, rye or sourdough bread with lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, onions, pickle & hot peppers upon request. On our recent visit I had the CHEVY CHASE, a delicious sub made chicken breast with bacon, grilled onions, melted Muenster, lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise on a sub roll.  Amy tried the Italian Cold Cut sub made with ham, Cappacola, salami, and provolone cheese. She really enjoyed it and it was ready in less than 5 minutes flat.

The Cafe opens at 7:00 a.m daily and at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and serves breakfast including egg sandwiches, bagels, omelette and breakfast specials like the “LUMBERJACK” made with three farm-fresh scrambled eggs, home fries and buttered toast with sausage, bacon or ham.  Yum.  No time to stop in?  Try the catering option for breakfast, lunch or just a great snack during your office meeting.  Gotta meet the staff early?  Try ordering some specialty coffee and combining it with their “Sweet Beginnings” breakfast catering option that includes an assortment of freshly baked muffins, pastries, Danish’s and croissants.  For catering, call 301.913.9330, Monday – Saturday.  You can even call after 5:00 p.m. at  703.309.4282. They deliver to a limited service area in MD, VA, and DC. ~Brian

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