Kristin and I shared two sandwiches; the first was the signature “Playska” which is a play on pljeskavica, a traditional Balkan dish of ground meat, made in to a patty. At Playska, they serve this patty on lepinje bread, a thick homemade pita with ajvar relish, cucumber pickle and bacon cream cheese rémoulade. Essentially, it’s a Balkan burger. The patty was tender and flavorful. They did not ask how I wanted it cooked; so the rare patty was fine for me, but probably too pink for Kristin. The sandwich was on the small side for the $9 price tag.
The pickled pork shank sandwich featured pork, chopped bbq style, on challah bread with cabbage-apple pickle, kardizi pepper bbq sauce. It was hearty, filling and I loved the crunch and freshness of the cabbage apple slaw. At $12.50, it’s most expensive item on the menu.
The chicken boudin and urnebes cheese sandwiches were also well received. All sandwiches came with a small foil package of pickled beets.
I also picked up an almond custard kolache (basically a Danish). It was dry and not enough almond filling.
Although I enjoyed both sandwiches, the prices are too high. Olecito is just around the corner, where I can get a larger and equally delicious torta for $9.