Status: Opened Feb. 4
Highland Park's Cafe de Leche owners Matt and Anya Schodorf branch out into savory with the addition of their recently opened salad and sandwich spot, Schodorf's Luncheonette, just across the street.
Much like their coffee shop, the design here is simple and austere, the counter is made from repurposed wood which, Matt explains, "was generously given to us by a local developer, Steve Jones. Steve had an old garage on Ave 54, just a couple of blocks from us, that he had to tear down, and he let us have a go at whatever we could recover. The garage was probably 70 or 80 years old, and so we're really proud that we could keep some of it in the neighborhood and put it to good use in the new shop. We're also making a bench and a lunch counter from some really nice rough cut 2x8's and 2x4's that we recovered there."
At Schodorf's Luncheonette the focus is on simple lunch fare, the short menu offers just four salad and four sandwiches (with soups to come), but what elevates these bites is the house-made spreads and dressings. Matt continues on to say, "we wanted to open Schodorf's mainly because we found ourselves craving fresh salads and sandwiches quite often, and got tired of driving out of the neighborhood to get them. It was pretty much the same motivation we had for the coffee shop, and so we thought maybe our friends and neighbors may share our cravings on the lunch front as well." For now Schodorf's Luncheonette is open daily from 11AM-3PM.
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