At the Table with Anna


Where to go: Porter Books and Bread

Address: 5719 Lawton Loop E. Dr., Lawrence.

What to get: The Vonnegut sandwich

Price: $9 for half, $13 for a whole

The sandwiches at Porter Books and Bread are named after famous writers. Pictured is the Vonnegut sandwich. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

Anna’s take: Porter Books and Bread is one of my favorite places for lunch. It features stacks of books, exposed bricks and even a winding, metal staircase — all in a historic building at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Lawrence. I ordered the Vonnegut Sandwich because Hoosier Kurt Vonnegut is by far one of my favorite writers. This sandwich stacks city ham, smoked turkey, a kosher pickle and slaw on house-made focaccia bread smeared with Dijon and garlic/black pepper mayo. I opted for the half size, and it was still very filling.

Suggested pairings: Whenever I visit Porter Books and Bread, I always order “Unlimited refills” coffee because I’m typically there for a few hours. Also, order a chocolate chip cookie and the spicy Broad Ripple Chip Co. potato chips.


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