By Staff Writer Thomas Sauer
Last issue, Cole Hunter did an article on cool places to eat. Or so I’ve heard; I actually don’t read anything Cole writes. However my friends did raise the issue of a place that should’ve been included but wasn’t for one reason or another. So I’m going to write about it because the magic that goes into their sandwiches simply must be heard about by everyone and if you’re smart enough to read my column, you’ll take my word above all else.
Nammy’s is located on Capitol Way in downtown Olympia across from Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters. It’s very “hole-in-the-wall;” you’ll miss it if you blink. They specialize in Vietnamese sub-sandwiches. Of course, there are a number of other items available such as pad thai and fried rice dishes. There are also baked Vietnamese goods, hence the inclusion of “bakery” in their name.
Making a sandwich as delicious and fresh as Nammy’s is one thing, but making it as cheap as they do is another. I don’t know what they do behind the counter but it obviously has to do with black magic or some deal with the devil, because everything there is economically friendly. Sandwiches range from $2 to $3.50. Read that again. These filling subs come complete with pickled carrots, daikon, and a variety of meat/tofu to choose from. It’s as cheap as Taco Bell but infinitely healthier so suck on that, corporate.
Is there anything about Nammy’s that could turn some of you away? I guess they run out of sandwiches occasionally. I have yet to try their lemongrass-pork sandwich but some sweet day, you will be mine, you’ll be mine lemongrass-pork.
Nammy’s is great for dates, the best deal for a full-fledged meal and won’t throw you too far off your weight-loss track should you stop in for a snack. A complimentary marketing slogan from yours truly, Nammy’s. You’ve earned it, you sparkling house of wonder.