For the most part, local mini-chain The Carving Board is a sensible place for a quick lunchtime sandwich. You know, turkey and avocado, a hot pot roast option. All quality, using freshly baked bread and a lot of house-roasted meats. Well, apparently someone there went and lost their mind.
That’s the only way to explain the insane new Spaghetti Meatballwich that’s currently running on their specials board. It is, in one sense, exactly what you’re thinking, but in many ways so much more. There’s spaghetti, sure, but it’s been coiled up into an incongruous disk and griddled until it holds together like a bun. Inside are housemade meatballs in a marinara sauce, with a thick slice of melted mozzarella as a finisher. Think of it as the ramen burger, Italian-style.
For the time being, the sandwich, right over the counter like it’s no big deal, at each of the Carving Board locations in Tarzana, Hollywood, and their newest outpost in West L.A. Lord help us all.