Fans of the brisket sandwich at Winslow's Home lurk in the open, like paparazzi. They pretend to browse the wares of this throwback general store/café and dream of the tender, thinly sliced brisket roasted overnight, basted with a beguiling jus and piled high between toasted flaxseed bread. They know that the time between the beginning of lunch and the moment — the dreaded, inevitable moment — when the brisket sells out is all too brief. You must be ready to pounce! Those who perpetually run late needn't worry. The other sandwiches at Winslow's Home are pounce-worthy, too: chicken breast with thick bacon and black-pepper mayo; roasted turkey with jalapeño cream cheese; grilled cheese with fontina and white cheddar. Even if the brisket isn't sold out, you might be tempted by the torta rustica, which layers ham, fontina, spinach, egg and red pepper between two pieces of pie crust. A sandwich...and a pie? Pounce.
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