There have been many classic food recipes named in honor of someone of importance, like “The Joey Special” which was a meatball sub with extra bread and cheese.
Finally, I have a sandwich named after me. Say hello to “Kevin’s Bagel Sandwich.”
A made from scratch toasted bagel with turkey, Swiss cheese, mushrooms, red onions, and black olives. Oh, it’s so good too. I know it’s no “Larry David Sandwich” with smoked salmon, capers, onions, and cream cheese on a bagel. But it’s mine.
I’m on the menu! How cool is that? I feel like Mr. Pritchett with his sandwich, “The Jay” which was roast beef, Swiss cheese, coleslaw, and Russian dressing on rye bread.
“Kevin’s Bagel Sandwich” is my favorite order at the Omelette Pages. It’s in the Kiva Plaza at the Garvey Center.
Over a year ago, Veronica Laflin opened her kitchen. She took over the old Kyoto Garden space. The old restaurant wasn’t ready, so Veronica worked out of the front. Cooking all orders from scratch. She eventually opened up the spot where she has a small salad bar and a continental bar that serves a variety of yummy ready to go items. She also has various specials like soup on cold days, taco bars and potato bars.
Veronica’s husband makes all the breads, Paska, cinnamon rolls, focaccia, croissants, and bagels.
Veronica spent time as a high school teacher at USD 259 and was a zookeeper at the Sedgwick County Zoo. In her spare time, she is also an artist. Her place features a few of her works and there is a small space across the courtyard with more of her work.
I don’t want to brag but the Kevin Bagel Sandwich is better than “The Homer Simpson” by a long shot. “The Homer Simpson” which was a sandwich with a donut in place of the bun.
My boss, Ashley and I have been singing Veronica’s praises to everyone we meet at Garvey. Her business is good, and she continues to create new foods and ever the perfectionist, she keeps rearranging her restaurant.
I think in a poll, my “Kevin’s Bagel Sandwich” would beat Monica’s Moist Maker, which was leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, lettuce, tomato, and an extra piece of gravy-soaked bread in the middle to keep it moist.
With the recent gastric bypass surgery, I can’t eat bread for a while. Turns out Kevin’s Bagel Sandwich also makes a great omelette.