Our Weekly Bread: Gourmet Corner

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The sandwich: # 9 panini What's on it: Turkey, olives, olive oil, tomatoes, cheese, portabella mushrooms on panini How much: $7.49 Where to get it: Gourmet Corner, 830 17th Street, 650-291-6945

"Hungry?" the guy asked when I walked into Gourmet Corner, almost as if I'd have to be starving to stumble into this new and somewhat odd little joint on the corner of Champa and 17th streets. Yes, I was hungry.

Open for about two months, Gourmet Corner is a deli that also serves omelets and crepes and has a soup, pasta and salad bar. The family-owned and -operated -- according to its website -- place also offers a large selection of pastries, muffins and other baked goods.

I went with the #9 panini in part because it had olives on it, and I'm a sucker for weird.

The bad: the panini bread tasted like burnt toast and the mushrooms were decidedly not portabella, appearing to be regular mushrooms straight out of A can.

The good: The olives lent this sandwich its only unusual flavor. The sandwich itself held together and tasted decent, aside from the burnt flavor.

For previous sandwiches, see the Our Weekly Bread archive.

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