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Saturday, April 12, 2008


Ironic that I live across the street from the original Neiman Marcus store but have failed to go inside. Mostly I find their stuff to be overpriced and unnecessary. But what do I know, I don't keep up with or care about what is fashionable.

Now food is a different story.

I've seen the small NM Cafe along side the anchor store but had never been inside that either. I figured if Neiman Marcus the store is expensive so will be Neiman Marcus the cafe. Some may say that a sandwich costing $9 is expensive but wait until the sandwich wizard plops all 5 pounds of it on the counter. You're basically getting 2 sandwiches; I ate one "half" for lunch and saved the other.

You have choices of everything including 6 meats that have been roasted and will be freshly carved to your liking. I tried the (close your eyes, Israeli family) Ancho Roasted Pork. I had them add a bit of Jack cheese, roasted red bell peppers and basil mayo. All pressed inside of freshly baked (and individually wrapped, in case you want to buy them sepatately) Ciabatta roll.

For better or worse NM Cafe is going to become a staple for me; terribly convenient and definitely the best sandwich around.

NM Cafe
1525 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75201


Blogger Michael said...

45 years ago, my grandfather (who's surname was Marcus) went into that very same original Neiman Marcus store to make a purchase.

When he went to pay, the clerk saw his name on the check, and asked if he simply wanted the "family account."

My grandpa was honest man, and paid anyway, but it's a great story.

6:15 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Michael, that is a great story. Good man for paying on the level, most people would have taken advantage of the family account by going back to buy much more!

1:55 PM


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