There has been lots to like about Keevil & Keevil Grocery & Kitchen since it opened last summer in the former home to Gibson’s Grocery. Sandwiches that rival any in town, stellar breakfast, pop-up restaurant nights, pintxos and cider, and chef-prepared take-home dinners, to name a few. But, one of the best aspects of the Belmont shop run by Jennifer and Harrison Keevil is the guest chef sandwich series, where Harrison collaborates with a favorite local chef to design a special sandwich. The series calls to mind Parish Cafe, a Boston restaurant serving sandwiches created by the city’s best chefs. As at Parish Cafe, the results at Keevil & Keevil have been excellent.
First there was egg salad on rye from MAS’s Tomas Rahal. Next came pon hoss on a rye biscuit from The Shack’s Ian Boden. And, now is there a new sandwich from Tristan Wraight, of Oakhart Social. An oblong lamb sausage patty, topped with provolone, roasted tomato, pickled mustard seeds, eggplant yogurt, and shredded lettuce, all on a sub roll from Albemarle Baking Co. “I just asked Tristan what his dream sandwich was,” Keevil said. “And, this was it.” Thank you, Tristan!