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Epic Sandwich: Brit's Tandoori pita a bit bland

Brit's Tandoori Chicken Pita

Brit's Tandoori Chicken Pita

Gorgeous weekend weather begs for a good old-fashioned outdoor drinking session. We only get so many opportunities to enjoy a nice pint outside in our often-chilly state, so I felt obliged to take the opportunity to head over to Brit's Pub to indulge in a nice beverage, some fine weather and hopefully some good food.

A quick scan of the menu will prove that Brit's specializes in what I would consider "Heavy Pub Food," including shepherd's pie, bangers and mash and scotch eggs to name a few. The bulk of the menu seemed a bit heavy for a hot day, so I landed on the Tandoori Chicken sandwich described as "delicately seasoned chicken breast with shredded lettuce and a cucumber mint yogurt."

Unfortunately, the chicken was seasoned a bit too "delicately" for my liking. I typically associate Tandoori with a range of pleasant and authoritative flavors, but didn't get that from this version, despite the intense orange hue provided from what I would imagine to have been turmeric. The pita was a bit dry, but was soft and pliable enough to organize all of the sandwich fillings. The cucumber mint yogurt was cooling as expected with a nice fragrance from the garlic and mint, but had far too sweet of a finish for my tastes.

Sandwich Rating: Good, not Great. This sandwich left a lot to be desired, but it's always nice to try something unique (not a lot of Tandoori chicken joints around here) if nothing else but to expand your horizons. Brit's is a great spot to grab a pint and enjoy the nice weather, but I would either stick to a burger or drink your dinner - which you could easily do in Brit's comfortable pub setting.

Epic Sandwich copyright 2009 by Teddy Hobbins