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Northside Grind Creates Custom “Snarch” Sandwich

christian archer a loyal customer of northside grind smiles in a black and white photograph inside northside grind

Written by Coconut Post

Whether you’re in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands as a visitor, a local — or always in spirit — Coconut Post keeps you posted on fun-filled news ’n views. Published monthly by Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas, we’re focused on sharing our people, places, and fun things happening in paradise.

June, 2021

outside view of Northside grind at Flamboyan on the bay

Above: Northside Grind Coffee Shop is located on the grounds of Flamboyan Resort.

Top of Page: Christian Archer, a loyal customer of Northside Grind,  celebrated his birthday with a specially made “Snarch Sandwich” created in his honor.

bagels muffins and sandwiches with to go coffee cup from Northside grind

Above: From fresh coffee, bagels and baked goods to grocery items, snacks & beverages, Northside Grind is your one-stop shop.

Proprietors Trish and Tom Dahl and the creative team at Northside Grind continually add new items to the tempting menu of salads, sandwiches, beverages, baked goods, and desserts. 

One of their most recent additions came directly from a customer request.

Said Trish, “To celebrate the birthday of Christian Archer, one of our favorite customers, his sister, Mallory, asked us to make his favorite sandwich and name it in his honor.” What a clever gift idea!

The surprise gastronomic treat was presented to Christian at a festive gathering of friends and family. The “Snarch Sandwich” was so well received, it became a ‘special’ at the coffee shop. 

Happily, it remains available by request. The “Snarch Sandwich” features hot, thinly sliced London Broil topped with melted Vermont cheddar, spicy jalapeños, and house-made horseradish aioli on a toasted roll. Delicious!

Northside Grind is conveniently located on the grounds of Flamboyan Resort, Due to current COVID restrictions, entry remains limited to employees. Customers are invited to step beyond the garden gate and relax outdoors in designated seating areas. 

If the lounge area is in use, guests are invited to take food and beverages to the hotel’s poolside lounge area for additional seating.

Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week. Most major credit cards are accepted. 

For more information, go to northsidegrind.com; follow on Facebook or Instagram. To place take-out orders, call 340-642-2421. 

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