#264: Timmy Ginger’s Sandwich Shop

11:45AM – 11/21/2021

https://timmygingers.com/

This weekend I decided to check out this sandwich shop that opened earlier in the year. Timmy Ginger’s is in the spot where Mr. Pickles and a number of coffee shops have previously resided. It’s a nice little corner location at Pleasant Grove & Foothills with a medium patio. The sign above the door hasn’t been installed yet, but the one on the Foothills-facing side of the building is up.

I’m just speculating but this could be the same owner/operator as the previous Mr. Pickles. It wouldn’t be the first time in Roseville that a Mr. Pickles owner dropped the franchise and took the shop in their own direction (see Pickles ‘n Brew). Inside, the dining area is nice and spread out across the familiar black & white checkerboard flooring (common to all the Mr. Pickles I’ve seen. Along the back is the kitchen and counter where you order. Above that along the wall is a giant line of black boards with text descriptions of most of the sandwiches. I say most because there are a number of signs, both at the door and posted along the kitchen counter, detailing additional specials and new sandwiches. It’s a lot to take in, so I took a few minutes to skim over every one of them before making a choice.

A few things I took note of:

  1. Sandwiches are their primary and almost sole focus, aside from a handful of salads and simple sides.
  2. A bunch of vegan-friendly options.
  3. Great, varied beverage selection.
  4. While I picked one of the pricier sandwiches, most are nicely in the $10-12 range.
Along with fountain drinks (Pepsi brands), they have a bunch of bottle / can options including fruit drinks, kombucha and seltzer waters

For my sandwich I picked out the #2: Brisket, Creamy Horseradish Spread, House Slaw, Bacon & House Dressing [$14]. I got it with “everything” with consists of mayo, mustard, garlic spread, hot pepper spread (optional), lettuce, onions, tomatoes, banana peppers and pickles. Looking at “everything” again I wonder about that hot pepper spread and why it says optional. I don’t recall tasting anything like that. Maybe it comes with “everything” on specific sandwiches or you really have top ask for it on top of “everything”.

Anyway, I got this on a Dutch Crunch roll and soon I was beckoned to the register at the other end of the counter to get rung up while my sandwich was being finished up. I picked out the potato salad [$2.50] and a fountain drink [$2.20] and grabbed a table with my food in hand.

The Dutch Crunch roll was nice and crunchy up top (but nowhere near the Capn’ Crunch levels of mouth-shredding like some Dutch Crunch rolls achieve, this is a good thing in my opinion) and wonderfully soft throughout.

The sandwich itself was packed with thinly sliced, tender brisket that was mouth watering. The bacon was thin but had enough flavor to not be overshadowed by the brisket. There was quite a lot going on in this, with “everything” added it’s a heck of a list of ingredients. I thought the creamy horseradish sauce stood out as the star condiment here, followed just behind by the banana peppers and pickles. The slaw added a nice crunch and some extra color with it’s purple cabbage base. The tomato was a bit overwhelmed here.

I love a good potato salad, even more if its got eggs. No eggs in this one, unfortunately, but it was creamy, seasoned well and the potatoes were nice and soft.

No idea if this phrase has any specific meaning/reference but I love it 🙂

I feel like there are a few main things that can set apart a sandwich shop. One is unique sandwich creations, another is brands/quality/in-house made ingredients. This shop seems to use both to its benefit with a bunch of options you won’t find in every other shop, and a great use in combining the right flavors to make a memorable sandwich. Combined with a friendly staff and this is yet another solid offering here in Roseville. I dig this shop and I’m planning to return this week on Black Friday to snag a shirt on sale. I need more local shirts to represent when I’m traveling.

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