I ran out for a quick lunch yesterday at Dad's Sandwiches on S Street, one of the restaurants participating in this month's Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge. Since Dad's is a sandwich shop, rather than a full-service restaurant, they aren't offering a vegan appetizer, dinner entree, or dessert like the other participating restaurants. What they are offering is a very tasty and extremely filling vegan meatloaf sandwich.
The sandwich is served on sliced sourdough bread, which is lightly toasted and spread with a sun-dried tomato aioli. In addition to a generous slab of vegan meatloaf, the sandwich also includes spinach, pickles, and pickled onions. I had them leave off the pickled onions, but I thought the sun-dried tomato aioli and the pickles really made the sandwich.
The biggest problem with this sandwich is that Dad's seems to have a hard time keeping enough vegan meatloaf in stock. I was there just before noon yesterday, and got the only slice of vegan meatloaf they had left. I read a post by at least one other blogger indicating that they had been out of the meatloaf the day she went there for lunch. So if you have your heart set on trying this sandwich, you may want to call ahead to make sure it's available.
Dad's Sandwiches has two locations. The restaurant I visited is at 1310 S Street and their phone number is 916-448-3237. The other restaurant is located at 1004 J Street and their phone number is 916-446-7456. The website address for Dad's Sandwiches is http://www.dadssandwiches.com/. Both restaurants are open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.