“Tortas” is an Hispanic sandwich often quite small. The only thing small about this excellentsandwich shop is the space. From the menu to food itself, “big” is the operative word. It takes two hands (and plenty of napkins) to manage one of these creations. The foundation is baked telera, a light bun that measures six inches across, but, when stuffed, seems like it could pass for a shuffleboard puck. The telera comes packed with a variety of meats, like smoked pork and chorizo sausage, as well as cheeses and veggies. Bring an appetite.
If you’re looking to get your hair done, why not do it where you can also
buy some cool art? Luxe 218 is an appointment-only full service salon/gallery. Elizabeth Brooks and Sohail El-Rahaiby started the venture back in 2010. “I deal with the fine artists that are passionate about what they’re doing and creating stuff that you want to look at,” says Brooks, who has been a beautician since she was 16 years old. The art displayed has ranged from the colorful abstract paintings of locally-based Hodgin to the pop-eroticism of Italian Vincenzo Rizzo. Who knows what awesome artist they’ll feature next? Open to the public every First Friday.