The teensy Peruvian sandwich shop Si Senor has long been one of my favorite go-to Downtown lunch spots, so I've been anxiously awaiting its reopening in a new Pearl Alley storefront.
The teensy Peruvian sandwich shop Si Senor has long been one of my favorite go-to Downtown lunch spots, so I've been anxiously awaiting its reopening in a new Pearl Alley storefront. The restaurant's owners had already been planning a move when a water main break sped up their relocation timeline. The change in plans, though, meant a few months without Si Senor at all--and left me with severe chicharron cravings. Happily, the restaurant reopened last week and those sandwiches are just as great as I remembered them.
The new space is bright and colorful--twice as spacious as Si Senor's old spot and a vast improvement over the previous couple of restaurant occupants. If you ever ate at Lynnally's or Deli in the Alley, that dark and disjointed space has been completely opened up into one big dining room and lightened up with bright white and green paint and modern artwork.
Si Senor serves many great sandwiches (the chorizo meatloaf sandwich and Jumping Beef with avocado mayo are both highly recommended), but I very rarely stray from the Chicharron Peruano. On a great ciabatta-type roll, you get hunks of tender Peruvian-style fried pork shoulder topped with pickled red onion and a yummy sweet potato mayonnaise. I like it with the Avocado Salad, which is a bright, citrusy mixed greens salad topped with fresh avocado slices and roasted red pepper vinaigrette.