Ramone’s Low & Slow Club @ Flo’s V8 Cafe

Price: $11.49

When: May 19, 2018, 12 PM

Reservations: n/a

Verdict? Recommended

Flo’s V8 Cafe has pulled an Award Wieners and rebooted their menu.

Earlier favorites, like the Veggie Tater Bake or the Turkey Dip? Gone. The new dishes are traditional, diner-style comfort food: sandwiches, salads, fried chicken.

(This is why we have the “Discontinued” tag here at Disneyland Eats.)

We will try everything in due course, but today? It’s all new. And we’ve gotta start somewhere. So I pick the club sandwich (“Ramone’s Low & Slow Club”). Feels like a safe, sturdy choice. If it’s terrible, I’ll fear the rest of the menu.

The sandwich comes with fruit or steak fries. (Of course, I go with the fries.)

The curb appeal here ain’t bad. It arrives on a big, oval, white plate. There’s a good-sized, pre-cut sandwich at one end, a nice helping of steak fries anchoring the other end, and a pickle slice hiding out in the middle. Brilliant.

I pick up a sandwich half and assess the goods. It’s layers of turkey, a slice of bacon, some tomato, some lettuce, and a good slather of mayo between two slices of toasted white bread. Yep, looks like a sandwich.

I take a bite. It’s solid. Makes me happy. The tomato is fresh. The turkey adds the right amount of oomph. The bacon does its job. The bread is the right amount of toasted, and also the right amount of chewiness. But the surprise ingredient here is the mayo: much, much better than expected. Disney says it’s “avocado bacon mayo”; it ties the whole sandwich together.

I switch to the steak fries. They’re strong. Better than expected. Salted properly, cooked perfectly, good texture. They strike the balance between “fried” and “dead.” I was really happy with them.

Oh, and the pickle is great. Crisp and briny. I loved it.

Let me be clear: this is very unassuming. It’s not some novel, transcendent, can’t-miss experience. Instead, it’s a very well-executed club sandwich, accompanied by some good steak fries and a surprisingly good pickle. If that’s what you’re in the mood for, it will make you happy. I’d absolutely order this again.

Recommended.