Don’t you agree? 


I finally checked out Mueller’s Neighborhood Grill.  It’s a little building tucked away on a side street – I would’ve missed it but I used to run through that neighborhood.  It has a great outdoor dining area, so DadHTP, the Husband, and I decided to check it out for lunch.


I got #17 – the veggie!


Our orders took a bit of time, so we occupied ourselves by playing with all the toys strewn across the patio area.  There were balls, badminton, scooters, and more.  I liked badminton a lot!  I think we’re going to buy a set before our beach vacation.



Today, I learned that I am terrible at hoola-hooping. 




Our orders appeared, and I was thrilled by the veggie sandwich.  It was packed with hummus, iceberg lettuce, onions, banana pepper, cucumber, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese.  The tomatoes were dark red and so juicy.  Really amazing veggies. 


With Sun Chips and a coke.  I don’t get coke a lot and boy – it was yummy!


We will definitely be back to Mueller’s.  The food was great, but I loved the atmosphere more.  Outdoor dining PLUS toys = Awesome.


Glad we stocked up on the fun because we spent the rest of the afternoon at Kinko’s, organizing our applications for a mortgage for our first home.


Because lending laws are stricter these days and we are both self-employed without set paychecks, we have to provide a TON of documentation to the banks.  We were going paper crazy.  We made over 800 copies!


Keep your fingers crossed for us! Smile


Do you have a local favorite sandwich shop?  What makes it so special?  I didn’t have a favorite in Orlando, but in Pittsburgh, I loved Pittsburgh Deli Company.  They make the BEST nachos and had live music at night!



  • Becca@ Start Over From Scratch May 1, 2011, 9:14 pm

    Yum! I’ll def have to try it out before I leave! I’m trying to fit as many places in Charlotte as I can before I graduate! Kennedy’s is a must too! I went to Waynesville and passed the Tipping Point Tavern! Posted a pic on my blog today…reminded me of you!

  • Baking 'n' Books May 1, 2011, 9:15 pm

    I love the panini bread roasted vegetable sandwiches with goat cheese! The prices not so much 😉 When I worked at a cafe a few years ago, they were so popular and I always got them for reduced price. Worth washing the dishes and “bussing” it for!

  • Kelly May 1, 2011, 9:16 pm

    Stephanie’s in Boston used to have the BEST veggie sandwich. It was sweet potato, avocado, onions, zucchini and hummus I think (I may be missing something). I went there this weekend hoping to get it and they took it off the menu. Wah!!!

    I love good sandwiches though. Good luck with the mortgage!

  • VeggieGirl May 1, 2011, 9:24 pm

    Such a cute sandwich shop!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 1, 2011, 9:24 pm

    I love Jason’s Deli because of the GF bread!

  • Carrie @ TV and Dinners May 1, 2011, 9:28 pm

    That sandwich shop looks great! I love Mitchell’s Deli in my neighborhood of East Nashville. It has the most amazing grilled vegetable sandwich, and it also has a tofu sandwich that’s awesome. Finally, their BLT is the best in the entire damn world. The thing I love about it most is that in the summer they use vegetables from their garden out back. If any of you live in Nashville, you MUST GO! 🙂

  • PB Addict May 1, 2011, 9:30 pm

    My favorite sandwich shop in Ottawa is La Bottega! Everything from the bread to the fillings is amazing.
    Good luck with the mortgage!

  • Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa May 1, 2011, 9:30 pm

    Coke? I don’t see a coke, I see a Dr. Pepper! 🙂

    I love finding hidden gems of restaurants, and then debate on whether or not I should share my find with other people or keep it to myself!

    • caryn May 1, 2011, 10:10 pm

      haha same for me with the coke! i was like “huh? you mean dr. pepper?” lol, and then i remembered that some people say coke for soda in general. 🙂

      • Sarah @ The Pajama Chef May 2, 2011, 12:09 am

        ha, my reaction too 🙂

        • CaitlinHTP May 2, 2011, 9:05 am

          Hahhah yes, I say coke for any carbonated beverage.

        • CaitlinHTP May 2, 2011, 9:17 am

          hahah i say coke for all soda-like things.

  • Jen May 1, 2011, 9:31 pm

    I love the Globe Market here in Buffalo. They have delicious sandwiches, soups, and salads, plus all kinds of cooking goods for sale (I’ve been eyeing their chocolate almond butter for a while, but would lack all self-control and eat the entire jar with a spoon).

    • Jen May 1, 2011, 9:34 pm

      My favorite sandwich there is the grilled veggie sandwich; ciabatta bread, a big portabello mushroom, zucchini, carrots, onion, and bell peppers with pesto. O.M.G. Since it’s winter in Buffalo 10 months of the year, I’ve become a big fan of their soup, too, especially the vegetarian chili.

  • Morgan May 1, 2011, 9:32 pm

    I have yet to find a great sandwich shop but I live about 90 minutes away from Pittsburgh so I will definitely put the Deli Co. on my list of To-Go-To’s… If you have any more Pitt suggestions, I will gladly accept them!!

    And no worries about the hula-hooping… I can only do it on the Wii Fit because I’m cool like that.

  • Jenny May 1, 2011, 9:32 pm

    I love sandwiches and I agree – Coke is such a treat!!
    PS Been reading your blog for a few years and this is my first comment! I guess sandwiches really speak to me 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP May 2, 2011, 9:18 am

      Hhahah I’m glad we both appreciate the sandwich. Thanks for reading for so long!

  • Lauren @ laurenINlawrence May 1, 2011, 9:32 pm

    if you are ever in the midwest, you must must must find a Planet Sub. it started up as a hippie joint in the town where i’m in law school (lawrence, ks) and has since franchised around the midwest, and the sandwiches are to.die.for. i want one just writing about it – toasted homemade wheat hoagies and amazing ingredient combos, not to mention just about the most veggie options i’ve ever seen at a sandwich place.

    i’m including a link the menu as evidence:

  • kate May 1, 2011, 9:33 pm

    If you’re ever in Historic Williamsburg for any random reason you MUST go to the Cheese Shop. My teammates and I discovered this gem on our spring rowing training trip and it is SO good. They make all their products with local ingredients and sell only local products like pastas, honeys, ect. All of their sandwiches and breads are out of this world, especially their brownies 🙂 haha. They don’t advertise and get all of their business by word of mouth and the place is ALWAYS overflowing…pretty amazing!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing May 1, 2011, 9:34 pm

    We went to a sandwich type shop today called Local Harvest. They use all local, in season ingredients and it was so good! We’ll definitely be back. Small neighborhood sammy shops are seriously the best.

  • Lauren May 1, 2011, 9:35 pm

    Love it, there’s nothing like an awesome sandwich place! My favorite in the area is a place called The Cheese Shop, it’s a gourmet cheese store and bakery that has the MOST AMAZING sandwiches ever. The ingredients are so fresh and amazing, we are addicted to it.

    • kate May 1, 2011, 10:26 pm

      are you talking about the one near william and mary?? I just commented about that!! Haha SOOOO GOOD!!

      • Lauren May 1, 2011, 10:35 pm

        Haha YES! I go to William & Mary Law! Isn’t it amazing?!?! I shudder to think how much of my money has gone to them in this past year alone!

  • Sara @ OurDogBuffy May 1, 2011, 9:37 pm

    I love nachos! Any sandwich with good veggies is yummy in my book. Good luck with the mortgage! It’s stressful enough being employed by a company … so my hat is off to you and my fingers are crossed. (Only on one hand. I’ve heard if you cross fingers on both hands it is bad luck!) And I love your hula hooping outfit 🙂

  • Kacy May 1, 2011, 9:37 pm

    I love all sandwiches, but I don’t think I have a special place. Ill take any sandwich I can get.
    Sounds like a super fun restaurant!

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 1, 2011, 9:38 pm

    ahhh…so much luck coming your way from CT!!!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg May 1, 2011, 9:41 pm

    My favorite sandwich place is Potbelly’s! Their roast beef is so good and they toast the sandwiches just right 🙂

  • claire May 1, 2011, 9:42 pm

    800 copies?!?!? oh my.

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) May 1, 2011, 9:42 pm

    Very smart to get all the paperwork in order. And be prepared for banks to ask for more. It’s…intense. But worth it. I went nuts providing everything from 400 miles away from home one week, but being able to paint my bedroom purple made it worthwhile.

  • Emily @ Comfortable Home Life May 1, 2011, 9:44 pm

    I absolutely LOVE sandwich shops but have had a bit of a problem finding good veg friendly ones since I made the switch about 6 months ago. I find that sometimes the only veg option (as it seems to be the case with your find) is the “veggie sandwich” which is usually tasty, but I would love to have more options! I’ve been to a delicious shop in Atlanta called Gruby’s (New York Style – SWOON) and my favorite here in Greenville would have to be Greenfield’s Deli. They have a few more veg options than the usual deli and they make New York style bagels. SO.good!

  • Katie (Sweet Tater) May 1, 2011, 9:46 pm

    800 copies??

    i am a big ol’ hula hoop failure. skip it on the other hand…

  • Katie (Sweet Tater) May 1, 2011, 9:46 pm

    800 copies??

    i am a big ol’ hula hoop failure. skip it on the other hand…

  • Catherine May 1, 2011, 9:53 pm

    I LOL whenever I see pictures of your dad because you guys look soooo much alike! It’s like seeing you as an older male 😀

    • Caitlin May 2, 2011, 9:30 am

      hahah we do look alike! creepily so.

  • Christine May 1, 2011, 9:54 pm

    I want to go there! That place looks awesome.

    Good luck on the buying process- we just put our first offer in a few weeks ago (on a short sale, so we’ll be waiting for forever). It’s such a stressful process but so very, very worth it!

  • Kim May 1, 2011, 10:24 pm

    The Sub Shop (locally owned) in Columbia, MO

  • Allyson May 1, 2011, 10:24 pm

    I used to be a processor for a big mortgage company and cringed every time I received a file for a self-employed person; the amount of paperwork was ridiculous! Getting everything in order beforehand will definitely make the process move along a lot faster. Good luck!

    • Caitlin May 2, 2011, 9:31 am

      🙂 thanks!

  • megan @ the oatmeal diaries May 1, 2011, 10:35 pm

    That seriously looks like my perfect lunch!
    Good luck with everything for the house 🙂

  • Ashley @ Feeding Ashley May 1, 2011, 10:38 pm

    You look so much like your dad!
    I heard it’s a Florida thing to call all soda ‘coke.’ Is that right? I’m only asking, because I see you have a diet Dr. Pepper.

    • Andrea May 1, 2011, 10:58 pm

      Oops…I asked the same question under you without reading your post!

      • Caitlin May 2, 2011, 9:31 am

        I think it is a Florida thing!

  • Andrea May 1, 2011, 10:52 pm

    Did you call your Dr. Pepper a coke on purpose? I only call actual coke “coke”…just thought that was interesting!

  • Lindsay May 1, 2011, 10:55 pm

    There’s this spot by my house called Kate’s Jersey Subs. I actually had one of there veggie subs last night, and it’s posted on my blog today. They’re really delicious. Next time I want to try to philly veggie sub. They’re cool just because they use quality ingredients, they’re local, plus they have stuff like trivial pusuit questions on the table for while you wait for your food.

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 1, 2011, 10:55 pm

    Good luck with the house! I love badminton, too! My favorite sandwhich shop by far is FeelGood. It’s a student run, on-campus deli that makes and sells gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. To boot, the proceeds go to the Hunger Project, a world hunger org. My favorite is the Cheese Louise – apples, cheddar, cinnamon sugar, and honey mustard on Maple Oat Walnut bread. SOOO GOOD!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 1, 2011, 11:05 pm

    GOod luck with the house thing! That sounds like such a pain….I’ll go through that later down the road. ha! Your sandwich looks great-I too indulge in a diet coke once in awhile-it makes it more special!!

  • Rachel Rabidoux May 1, 2011, 11:21 pm

    Wait, wait, wait. Are you one of those silly southerners who call all carbonated beverages “coke”? B/c that was def a Dr. pepper in your pick 😉

    • Caitlin May 2, 2011, 9:32 am

      hahaha yes, yes i am!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 1, 2011, 11:22 pm

    “Because lending laws are stricter these days and we are both self-employed without set paychecks, we have to provide a TON of documentation to the banks. “–

    Girl. I know. I am self employed and so is hubs. And I went thru what you are going thru recently. All the houses Ive ever bought in the past, even real estsate OFFSHORE in a foreign country…nothing, nothing, compares to the heinous process that is called getting a mortgage if you are self employed in today’s economic climate. It’s pure hell. 800 copies, only?

    Trust me, before it’s all over, Kinkos and you will be on a first name and almost daily basis.

    HANG In there!! and good luck!

  • salah@myhealthiestlifestyle May 1, 2011, 11:34 pm

    Good luck!!!!!

  • Khushboo May 1, 2011, 11:34 pm

    I love that you ordered Coke- diet coke is my one weakness! I used to love Subway, up until I learnt that the bread contains trans fat- bleh! As long as they sell good bread, I don’t discriminate between sandwich stores, embrace ’em all!

  • Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 2, 2011, 12:09 am

    There’s an awesome bagel/sandwich shop in downtown New Brunswick, NJ (where I go to school at Rutgers University) that is absolutely amazing. They’re always fresh and loaded with fillings 😀

  • Running Mama May 2, 2011, 12:10 am

    Love love love Sweet Cakes in Mesa, AZ. Stephanie Nielsen talks about it alot on her Nie Nie Dialogues blog. It was so yummy and I heart the homemade oreo’s and sugar cookies.

  • Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf May 2, 2011, 12:27 am

    We actually have several sandwich shops in town, but I’ve only ever tried two of them. My favorite is actually a local coffee shop that also sells sandwiches. My favorite is the turkey avocado on this awesome whole wheat+sweet rye bread. Yummmm!!!

  • lisa May 2, 2011, 6:21 am

    I love beach deli hut in Sacramento…OMG the Surfin bird sandwich is amazing. Turkey, bacon, avocado and cream cheese! What more could you ask for!

  • Kim May 2, 2011, 6:38 am

    I love good sandwiches!
    If you are ever in Baltimore promise me you will try Java Joe’s on E. Baltimore Street. Their sandwiches are amazing and they have wonderful vegetarian options. The sun flower bread is sooo delicious. I go for a sandwich called the Charles (turkey, avacado, muenster cheese, sprouts, tomato, and honey mustard on the sunflower bread), it always makes my day!

  • April May 2, 2011, 7:10 am

    What great timing! I just stopped into a sandwich shop Saturday that I LOVED and told everyone about it on my blog. It’s Sisters’ Sandwiches and Such in Olney, MD. YUM!!

  • Christine @ Burning It Off May 2, 2011, 7:19 am

    My favourite sandwich shop is this place called Stoneys. All of their bread is made fresh on site, which really makes a difference in quality. Plus, all of the custom made sandwiches on the menu are amazing — like one with brie, apple, chicken, garlic aioli and balsamic vinegar… okay, I need to stop now 😛

  • Alexandria May 2, 2011, 7:25 am

    Hey, I have those shorts too! GO CANES 🙂

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) May 2, 2011, 8:16 am

    Am I behind on reading? Did you find a home you like??

    • Caitlin May 2, 2011, 9:33 am

      No we’re going to get pre-approved first so it’s not all fruitless.

  • Molly @ RDexposed May 2, 2011, 8:21 am

    What an exciting time in your life! And it’s hard to go wrong with humus!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 2, 2011, 8:36 am

    That sandwich shop is so cute! I don’t know of any sandwich shops near me, but there is a restaurant that has an amazing turkey and goat cheese panini! I get it every time I’m there. 😀

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday May 2, 2011, 8:46 am

    They spelled Reuben wrong.

  • Kelly May 2, 2011, 8:58 am

    There is a place in Austin called Texas French Bread…amazing!!!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 2, 2011, 9:10 am

    Yumm your sandwich looks fantastic! Yes, I do have a favourite sandwich shop in the city I live in. It is a gourmet Italian grocery store and their sandwiches are the BEST! Super thick and loaded up with any toppings you want. They have a ton of different spreads (hummus, caponata, etc), protein choices, and tons of veggies. All the bread is freshly baked there too. And now… I’m hungry for one!

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans May 2, 2011, 11:03 am

    I love that you call Dr Pepper a coke. I learned that this is common when everyone was doing the Accent Vlog but its still so cute to me (I would call it pop or by name)

  • Amber K May 2, 2011, 11:39 am

    What a pain! But hey, if it’s what you gotta do.

    I truly wonder who the first person to call every pop a “coke” was. Was it because they felt weird when there were other options and they didn’t want to acknowledge? Agh, so confused! lol

  • Liz May 2, 2011, 7:22 pm

    Biederman’s Deli and Pub in Plymouth, NH. Plymouth is a college town and Biederman’s is THE place to go for a great sandwich and a beer. They have live music, trivia nights, great specials/deals when a game is playing… it’s just awesome. Great ingredients make for delicious sandwiches. My favorite is the “Old Man” and I like mine hot (toasted)!

  • Nichole ( eat & be pretty ) May 2, 2011, 10:28 pm

    aww what a cute little restaurant. LOVE Which Wich simply because it makes the best sandwiches evvver and has lots of vegetarian options too! Black bean patty = heaven

  • Emily May 3, 2011, 8:50 pm

    This comment is late, but better late than never: Dilly Deli in Tulsa, OK is awesome! It’s got quirky flavor combos and sandwiches that are consistently spot-on. Bonus points: lots of the breads come from a local bakery. Also, big acts thats are in town have been known to stop in for lunch!

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