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Friday, April 08, 2011

Cheeseburger Sub?

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Sandwich time at the Capital City Diner (1050 Bladensburg Road NE).

I'm not sure what to call it, but this was the free sandwich that I saw Capital City Diner owner Matt Ashburn cook up for some local kids with the stomachs a growling.

You might be new to Trinidad if...you haven't ever randomly fed a group of neighborhood kids.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's pretty good there. With waffle fries and it's enough to keep you stuffed all day.

Anonymous said...

When I had it, it wasn't. They didn't have the fried onions, any cheese other kraft type american, the bun was cold..piss poor effort in my book.

Anonymous said...

Cap City has been all over the place recently. When it's on it's on. When it's off... boy is it off. Maybe there are some new staff members learning the ropes?

I love this place anyway.

Anonymous said...

heat rises, cheese melts downward. This cook needs slapped.

inked said...

2:20,
I watched them make the sandwich, and I'm pretty sure they had meat under the cheese as well, then added more meat on top (I think it was two types of meat). That's why I wasn't sure what to call the sandwich.

tubbs said...

whenever I say things like you just did, you delete them. At least when I talk about double meat, different kinds of meat, and food play, I'm being accurate. You're using the same terminology to defend a sandwich that looks like the prop that was used in the abortion scene in Enter the Void.

Anonymous said...

@tubbs....you are always at it!
didnt your mother tell you: if you have nothing nice to say...dont say nothing at all!

tubbs said...

uh uh! You best not be triflin'! I don't do this mess on purpose, it's my cuzin's fault!

Matt Ashburn said...

This isn't a steak and cheese, and it wasn't for a paying customer.

Three young girls from the neighborhood came in and told me they were hungry and hadn't eaten in a good while, so I treated them to lunch.

Since the cook was busy at the time, I hurriedly made a cheeseburger sub myself and served it to the girls so they'd have some food. In my rush to do a good deed, I didn't do the best job in presentation.

So, anonymous, I'm the "cook that needs slapped."

My apologies,

Matt

P.S.: Our actual cheesesteak (not pictured) is darn good, and is made from a double portion of real Philly steak that's sliced and marinated in Philly before being shipped to us.

M said...

We needs more peoples and places like this in NE

Matt Ashburn said...

@Anonymous 1:37pm: Please e-mail me the details of your visit to matt@capitalcitydiner.com and I'll figure out what was going on that day. Very odd.

yellowliner said...

Looks good to me. I'd eat it.

inked said...

@M,
yeah, Matt's a good dude. He lives here as well as running a local business. He knows what's up.

tina said...

Def a good deed Matt. There aren't many people around who would even do that kind of thing.

Joodlum said...

I always hear about Matt doing stuff like this for people and kids in the community. The food there IS good. But whether the food is good or not, even more noticeable is Matt's effort to make things right if a customer is not satisfied.

ro said...

good for you Matt, ignore the haters. we need more people like you in this city

Anonymous said...

I´m not sure why this FT post was even made. It seems irresponsible. Maybe that´s just my take from being across the pond and removed from all of the back and forth. Since these type of posts could hurt the diner (or any business), FT needs to becareful. While this by no means is journalism, or a news organization, people do take FT seriously, and with that comes some level of responsiblity.


Since I was there, Matt has a heart of Gold. He and the Diner are great for Trinidad and the H Street/Atlas District.


-Robby