Best Restaurant & Sandwich Ever!

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you’re having a fantastic day! Mine has been productive. My day started out with a Group Power class at the gym. Basically, it is an hour long class that uses barbells (and free weights if you’d like) to strengthen and tone your muscles. It is a full body workout that is lead by an instructor and set to music. This class is great for any fitness levels. If your gym offers this class, I highly recommend it.

Now, onto the food. Smile

My husband and I frequently drive past this cute little restaurant called Lures Bar and Grille. We have never stopped in, but said that one day we’d like to check it out. Well, the other day we did just that and I have to tell you that this is by far my new favorite place to eat. Their menu is completely fresh, in fact, they don’t even have a freezer in the restaurant because nothing is ever frozen. They have an array of seafood dishes, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. Here’s their website if you’d like to check it out: Lures Bar and Grille . If you’re ever in the Annapolis area, I highly recommend stopping by this hidden treasure.

When we went, it was my “free day”, so I opted for something completely out of the norm. I ordered “The Lures Special”. This is a sandwich served on warm ciabatta bread with melted havarti cheese, pastrami, grilled onions, and vinaigrette. All I can say is: OMG! This was the most delicious sandwich I have ever tasted. Yum, yum, yum!

Since I enjoyed this sandwich so much, I decided that I would try to re-create it at home (while trying to make a lighter/healthier version of this meal so that I could still enjoy this even when it’s not a free day!). I must say that this sandwich turned out amazingly well!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make 2 sandwiches (that’s pastrami in the deli bag and oops, I forgot to photograph the dressing):


  • 2 oz. ciabatta bread
  • 4 oz. pastrami
  • 2 oz. light havarti cheese
  • sliced onions to taste
  • 2 tbsp. light balsamic dressing

Slice the onions and cook using cooking spray. Cook until caramelized.


While onions are cooking, slice bread, place cheese on top, and put in toaster oven to melt.


Once the onions are caramelized, place pastrami and balsamic dressing into the pan (this will warm the meat and allow the juices from the onion, meat, and dressing mix perfectly).


Once the pastrami is heated, assemble the sandwiches. Enjoy!


Nutrition information: Each sandwich has about 300 calories and the best flavors any sandwich could ever have!

Have you ever stumbled upon a restaurant that ended up becoming your favorite?


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