Toronto just got a new restaurant that so far only has three sandwiches on the menu.
DAM Sandwiches are named after the initials of the three friends who opened it: Dong Soo Eum, Aidan MacDowall and Miguel Arguello.
The trio have worked together for years at Hanmoto, Pinky’s Ca Phe, and Seoul Shakers restaurants, but recently they’ve gone on their own with a new project.
“The three of us wanted to do something together,” MacDowall told blogTO.
The friends started doing a pop-up series together at Laylow Craft Beer Bar, beginning their planning process during the lockdown. They would serve options like breast, rib and choripan sandwiches.
Originally, they were going to stay even more stripped down with just one sandwich offer, but the ideas kept coming.
“We like to keep it simple,” says MacDowall. “Just give the best product you can without having a million options or a mountain of toppings.”
DAM soft opened on December 23 with its shortlist of three sandwiches on the menu, as well as $ 4 cornbread served with whipped butter and corn pops.
The three sandwiches are the brisket ($ 12), chorizo ($ 10), and carnitas ($ 11).
The breast sandwich is served with morita mayo, hickory sticks and rajas (made with chili peppers). The chorizo sandwich features Mexican chorizo, onion, bell pepper, chimichurri, and cilantro, and the carnitas sandwich features whole pork carnitas, pickled vegetables, and guac.
Although they start small with the menu, things will expand soon, starting with a menu section for specials that “should have some interesting stuff soon” according to MacDowall.
You should be able to have their sandwiches delivered on Uber Eats. Located at 363A Oakwood Ave.
DAM has daily schedules from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.