Q: What does the DC stand for?
A: It’s a two-part answer. 1) We moved here from Washington, DC in July of 2008. 2) The D and the C are also our initials!
Q: What’s the best way to unwrap and eat a Steak and Cheese?
A: Don’t just unwrap the entire thing! It works best if you unwrap a little of the paper at a time, starting with an inch or so off the top, a la a burrito. If you want to sit down and eat it, we can give you a fork.
Q: What is your homemade burger made out of?
A: The burger is more Boca-esque than vegetable-y. The base is vital wheat gluten, chickpea flour, oats and TVP.
Q: So, like, are all the sandwiches and stuff vegan?
A: No, we are all vegetarian but every sandwich can be made vegan. We do use mayonnaise and dairy cheese on the non-vegan versions. So, if you’d like your sandwich to be vegan, please use the word vegan when ordering. Our soups and sides are also always vegan.
Q: What kind of breads do you have?
A: We offer Dave’s Killer Bread in Rockin’ Rye and Cracked Wheat and Portland French Bakery’s white and wheat kaiser rolls and white and wheat sub rolls. All our breads are vegan.
Q: Do you have any gluten-free items?
A: Yes, most of our soups are gluten-free, with the exception of our Seitanic Chili and Minestrone. The vegan chicken salad is also gluten-free, just order it served in a box instead of on a sub roll.
Q: What is seitan?
A: It’s made out of wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, spices, vegetable broth and soy sauce. It’s basically just our fake steak. But, Wikipedia can probably explain better than we can.
Q: Any secrets [whispered] about ordering you care to share?
A: Why yes! You can sub spinach for lettuce and hummus for mayo or vegenaise for free.
Q: Do you take cards?
A: Why yes! We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express for a 50¢ swipe fee.
Q: Do you have seating?
A: Kind of… there’s a picnic table behind Beez Neez Sausages that you can use. Also, the Waterfront is only about 3 blocks away and it has benches and pretty views.
Q: Your Twitter doesn’t say you’re closed, but you’re not answering my phone-in order. What gives?
A: We try to always update our website (and Twitter with any closings) so if we’re not answering the phone during normal business hours it’s because we’re really busy and the phone-in wait time will be over 30 minutes.
Q: I tried to make my own version of one of your sandwiches at home, but it wasn’t as good. What did I do wrong?
A: Did you remember to include love? Always make it with extra love.