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With both locations in the Salt Lake Valley, this local sandwich shop is dedicated to the subtle art of a handcrafted, inexpensive, wonderfully tasty sandwich. Most of their meats are either cooked or sliced in-house, and even what isn't is of considerable quality.
Sandwiches come in 2 sizes. 6" and 10". These sizings are a bit misleading as the 6" is actually a lot closer to 8 or 9" and the 10" is easily a foot long, not that I'm complaining, mind you. The more sandwich I get to stuff in my face per dollar the better.
Before we continue any further I have a confession to make about Grinders 13. I've only had one item off of their menu. The Veal Cutlet sandwich entered my heart (both metaphorically through the love I have for it, and literally in the cholesterol that now coats my aorta.) some years ago, and I've never felt the need to have anything else. It's a sandwich so amazing that it carries the entire menu (and my recommendation) completely on its own.
Even with just a cursory glance at the menu, however, along with knowing what I already know about how their food is prepared, I am also interested in trying the fried chicken, pot roast, meatball, roast beef, and Philly cheesesteak sandwiches next time I'm in. There's simply no way that any of these can be anything short of delicious.
Now then, on to the review-o-tron:
Grinders 13: Veal Cutlet Sandwich
Mmm veal. The proof that animal suffering really does make food taste better
All of this deliciousness is cut in half and then served wrapped in plain brown butcher's paper. A side of fries is a mere $1.99, and even alongside a large sandwich and a drink your entire meal is going to come in under $12 before tax. Just two or three dollars more than your average fast food combo of similar size.
The next time you're in SLC or West Valley, drive on out to one of their locations. It's well worth the gas. Hell, I often head up all the way from West Jordan to get a bite. Don't pass up this excellent local eatery.