It was a Friday and time for my weekly lunch out with Neighbor Roy. So we took off to dine at the new August Rhodes Market on Campbell. We arrived at 12:30 PM and the place was busy but not packed. We ordered at the counter, picked up our number and took it to our table.
August Rhodes Market
Roy ordered the grinder. It includes: Capiccola, Salami; Pepperoni; Provolone; Pickles; Pepperocini; Grinder vin mayo on a Baguette ($11). Roy said, "Their grinder featured their special water bread. To make it so crusty and good they must spray water on it while it is cooking--anyway--the contents were simple but necessary to a good grinder: A variety of sliced meats and cheeses and some veggies dripping with oil and vinegar--the combination was excellent and I highly recommend their version of a favorite of mine.
Neighbor Roy's Grinder
On the way out I saw a young woman preparing a table of small loaves of bread--really re-enforces the freshness of this restaurant."
I ordered their New Jersey Joe: Japanese Milk Bread; Smoked Brisket; Russian Dressing; and Cole Slaw ($14). The Japanese Milk Bread was particularly good, and the meat was tender and tasty. Adding Cole Slaw was a nice touch. I ordered a glass of Sauvignon Blanc ($8.50) from Marlborough New Zealand to go with my sandwich. It was from Wither Hills and quite good, exuding vibrant ripe citrus notes.
Both of our sandwiches came with house-made potato chips.
Jim's New Jersey Joe
This place is new to Tucson. The restaurant looks fresh and new. Service was not a problem as one orders at a counter. The chairs had no covering but were not uncomfortable.
Roy and I give August Rhodes Market a four-saguaro rating - very good.