Japanese sandos — small white-bread sandwiches — and Texas barbecue appear to reside worlds aside. But when it’s Sandoitchi and Goldee’s working collectively, something is feasible.
Taking place Tuesday, April 26, at Goldee’s Barbecue, the pop-up menu is a collaborative effort highlighting Sandoitchi’s signature Japanese sandwiches infused with Texas smoking strategies from Goldee’s pitmasters. In an announcement from Sandoitchi, some notable menu choices embody Deviled Egg Salad Sando and Smoked Shaved Ribeye Sando with smoked washugyu beef and Goldee’s barbecue sauce. There’s additionally a candy sandwich: Peaches and Cream Sando with Texas peaches.
Like every part at Goldee’s, the occasion is first-come, first-serve till provides final beginning at 11 a.m. So convey a garden chair trigger you’re gonna must stand up early for this one.
If you’ve been following the trajectories of those two institutions, you’ll have thought the partnership was sure to occur in some unspecified time in the future. Both opened store across the identical time and exploded in reputation across the identical time-frame as nicely. Sandoitchi’s operations supervisor Keith Tran stated the 2 established a friendship by means of mutual respect and a ardour for creating good meals.
“We were making a lot of noise in DFW, and we got a message one day from Nupohn [Inthanousay] and he said, ‘Hey, I have a barbecue restaurant, we’d love to bring you out some food and feed the team.’” Tran stated. “So they dropped off the food, we ate it, it was amazing. Then of course at the end of 2020 last year, they got crowned the best barbecue restaurant in Texas by Texas Monthly.”
We too have raved about Goldee’s Barbecue. The pitmasters at Goldee’s are celebrating the Lao New Year, providing Lao sausage, sai oua, on Saturdays throughout the month of April. Nuphon informed the Observer that he picked the sausage to have fun the Lao New Year as a result of it simply made sense as a option to mix the 2 cultures.
“The guys at Goldee’s, they’re all young and hungry and passionate about what they do. Their team reminds me of our team,” Tran stated. “Doing cool things with cool and creative people and pushing the food scene in DFW forward. That’s really the goal at the end of the day.”
Over Easter weekend, Sandoitchi partnered with Midnight Rambler for a pop-up store on the”Giant Eyeball” sculpture downtown.
This barbecue-sando affair might be on Tuesday, April 26. Goldee’s usually operates on the weekends solely, however in keeping with Tran, the 2 groups deliberate the occasion throughout the week to not step on the toes of their regular enterprise.
Sandoitchi can also be not working with a preorder mannequin this go round to honor the Texas custom of waking up early and getting in line to order. Tran says that anybody planning to come back ought to come early and that they’re going to have free drinks for individuals in line.
“It’s always exciting and fun to do something that’s unexpected when you can do it with a group of people that you really enjoy being around,” Tran stated. “We have a few other surprises mixed in there too, but it’s really just taking two different cultures that don’t seem like they would work on paper, bringing them together, and creating a really awesome menu from that.”