I’m Eddie Cano, Washington, DC

UPDATE:  I’m Eddie Cano now deliver dinners via robots!

Nancy and I have been eating in during the lockdown for the most part, but we have ordered delivery a couple of times. Most recently, Nancy and I got take-out from I’m Eddie Cano, just down Connecticut Avenue from us.

First, ordering and pickup was a breeze. We called just before 6:00, gave our order, and got a 6:45 pick up time. I was there a few minutes early, and an employee immediately materialized beside my car, all gloved and masked, while I was waiting for 6:45 to enter. I gave her my name and handed over my credit card. She came back momentarily with our order and a credit slip for me to sign, to which I added a modest over-tip. Fast, painless, and safe especially now that I have Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer in the car.

Nancy ordered the eggplant parmigiana, and I ordered some suppli (meat, rice, and cheese croquettes) and the Hoagie Special — porchetta, broccoli rabe, and provolone on a sesame seed roll. It came with some giardiniera, and hand-cut truffle fries, and a bottle of beer — a Menabrea Bionda, a blonde lager.

Nancy really liked the eggplant parmigiana, and volunteered that it wasn’t at all greasy or oily. Here’s my dinner —

eddie cano

Okay, okay.  Yes, it’s a tv tray, and yes, my plate and bowl are mismatched.  At least I was wearing pants.  How many of you can say the same thing?

The important thing was the food, and it was very, very good. I loved the sandwich. I always love pork and broccoli rabe — see here, for example — and this was a very good example. It’s a great pairing. the roll was excellent, an excellent fit for the sandwich and with a nice flavor. The house-made giardiniera was good, a nice counterpoint to the richness of the sandwich, and the fries were truly great. They seem to have been twice-fried, and they were crisp, flavorful, and not greasy.  Nancy said that they were “out of this world.”

All in all, the meal, indeed, the whole process, was a home run.  You should call them and enjoy a great meal.

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