Gourmands delivers pub, grub, neighborly atmosphere

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Sandwiches play an integral role in the life of a college student.

Nothing brings you back down to earth or out from depths of stress like a delicious sandwich.

One place I like to go to seek refuge is Gourmands Neighborhood Pub. It’s a full service bar, but it’s open to all ages and one might even consider it family-friendly. Gourmand’s is dimly lit with black and white checkered tile floors, which just feels right.

They have a pool table, ping pong, arcade games and a jukebox. They have televisions, but not so many that it feels like a sports bar. The “neighborhood pub” title could not have summed it up better.

Before we get into the sandwiches, which is what they are known for, let me tell you first that they have a broccoli beer cheese soup that comes in a bread bowl. If you take anything away from this article, I hope it is that. I’m not a broccoli guy either, just eat it.

Their sandwich selections are separated into two groups: hot and cold. Both sides have some great options but I’ll tell you my favorites from each.

From the cold side, the Foghorn Leghorn is their spin on a chicken salad sandwich. Chunky chicken tossed in roasted garlic mayo, Havarti Cheese, crispy avocado. Pretty damn good.

From the hot side, nothing puts a hangover on hold like the Last Supper. A fitting name, because it will be the last sandwich you ever want to eat. Roast beef, bacon, queso, sliced tomato, shredded lettuce, shaved onion. Served on a hoagie roll. Yeah, no need for a double take, there is queso on the sandwich.

A full sandwich will cost you about $7-$9, but the best thing they offer is half sandwich and soup bread bowl for $9. I can eat a lot and trust me, that’s enough. You get half of whatever sandwich you want, full bread bowl of broccoli beer cheese soup (there are other soups but trust me on this one), an assortment of pickled veggies and made in house potato chips. What more could you want?

The pub is accommodating to all group sizes, with long tables, booths and bar seats. There is also an outdoor area with full bar and picnic table for whatever best suits your needs.

Their beer selection is not huge but it is on point, with local brewers like Hops and Grain held at high priority, with both a seasonal and permanent tap.

If you’re looking for a fun spot to take your friends, look no further than Gourmands Neighborhood bar located at 2316 Webberville Road, one turn off of East 7th Street.