By Jan Walsh
Photography by Beau Gustafson
Sol Bajalieh opened Sol’s Sandwich Shop and Deli in 1968 in the original John Hand building. Today his three sons—Chris, Jason, and Jeff—carry on their father’s legacy at 2 20th Street North, Suite 120. Sol’s serves breakfast and lunch and offers catering.
Dine in or take it out—Sol’s fare works perfectly for a picnic. I chose to take out a turkey and tabouli pocket and pair it with their incredible pasta salad. The fresh pita pocket is filled with sliced turkey, hummus, tabouli, Swiss cheese, tomato, and lettuce. And I do believe the pasta salad is the best pasta salad I have ever tasted. The al dente bow tie pasta mixed with peppers and tomatoes has the perfect balance of flavors and is highly recommended.