Where in Sequim, Wash., can you get mouth-watering gyro stuffed with
thinly sliced beef and lamb, diced tomatoes, purple onions, feta and
juicy tsatziki sauce? At Gabby’s Java & Gourmet Grub off Carlsborg Road.
Gabby’s is an enduring gem in a world of fly-by-night sandwich shops
and roadside coffee stands on the Olympic Peninsula. A columnist for
the Sequim Gazette
raved about the brand-new Fifth Avenue Deli a few months ago. If its
bland sandwich was any indication, its sudden makeover as yet another
real estate office should be no surprise.
Don’t expect run-of-the-mill sandwiches here at Gabby’s. When I
pulled up Friday for lunch, I was told they had run out of Philly and
lasagna. ‘What else do they have?’ Preconceived notions of
Reuben, chicken and other sandwiches flew out the passenger-side window
as fast as a menu was handed out the window of this drive-through joint.
Grill” has Philly, gyro, BBQ meatloaf, lasagna, pulled pork on Kaiser roll
and chicken pita. A familiar variety of deli meat on your choice of bread is
under “Cold Sandwiches.” If you get there before 10:30 a.m., you might
try the full (US$6.95) “BORU Breakfast.”
The breakfast fit
for a king might have been named after the fabled Irish emperor. Just don’t go
swinging your imaginary sword down Carlsborg Road, chanting “Ã‰ire go
brÃ¡ch!” Sheriff’s deputies will not take kindly such bizarre displays of
You might miss
Gabby’s small red brick building, set back a few yards from Carlsborg Road, but
its gyro (US$5.95 with feta) is impossible to forget.
471 Business Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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