The Greek wrap was also generous, though I would have liked more tzatziki. Dimattino uses Willow Tree’s chicken salad and egg salad for her sandwiches, but the “curried away” wrap has apricots, almonds, and spices added to the chicken salad. The cafe also offers two kinds of veggie burgers, one in a wrap called “raw deal,” similar to Bill’s salad with the peanut sauce and either chicken or veggie burger added to it.
The old-fashioned barn feel at Anna D is carried through with gingham-style café curtains, ’40s kitchen artifacts on overhead shelves, even hayloft-like doors to an attic space. The effect is welcoming and rustic but not overdone.
In citified contrast, there are a few shelves with nouvelle gourmet pastas, jarred sauces, olive oil, and vinegar, to grab for a quick meal. Or you can choose by-the-pound dinner dishes, such as pork tenderloin with risotto, three-cheese pasta, or baked chicken breast.
Anna D has created a strong local following — one woman mentioned that she stops by every day for an egg-and-cheese sandwich. However, one New York term that initially threw me was “hero” — in Rhode Island, Anna, they’re grinders.
Johnette Rodriguez can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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