Mendocino farms rice village. Inside Rice Village's New Gourmet Sandwich Haven — Everything You Need to Know About Mendocino Farms

Inside Rice Village's New Gourmet Sandwich Haven — Everything You Need to Know About Mendocino Farms

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. And if someone just kind of mentioned us in that dialogue, that would be an incredible honor. Mendocino employees are hustling and bustling in the background, prepping. With Houston as the chosen spot. Mendocino Farms teamed up with legendary chef Chris Shepherd to create a signature sandwich to benefit Southern Smoke. Mendocino Farms is now open in Houston, and Del Pero and Chen hope it makes its mark. Before Mendocino grew to 28 restaurants, this duo played around with ingredients like duck confit.

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Inside Rice Village's New Gourmet Sandwich Haven — Everything You Need to Know About Mendocino Farms

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Del Pero views Mendocino Farms as a neighborhood gathering place. Del Pero points to the now-closed in his hometown, Sacramento. And for the very first time, the sandwich haven is opening outside California. Or the Peruvian Steak Sandwich, composed of spicy aiji amarillo-marinated steak with Oaxacan cheese and red onions. And over the coming months, Mendocino Farms will continue its Houston expansion, with new shops planned for The Heights, Uptown and Downtown too. The one-stop shop for complex gourmet sandwiches and salads opened in Rice Village today with much fanfare after all.

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Inside Rice Village's New Gourmet Sandwich Haven — Everything You Need to Know About Mendocino Farms

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Mendocino Farms was indeed born in Los Angeles back in 2005, but the inspiration behind this chef-driven-yet-fast-casual concept comes from all over the country, and all over the globe. Mendocino Farms revolves around a happy eating ethos. He also points to Lardo in Portland, Oregon. It was always this ideal to create — if a fine-dining chef wanted to open a kind of roadside sandwich shop in wine country, what would it look and feel like? One of the most popular menu items, The Impossible Taco Salad, with plant-based Impossible chorizo, was created after a previous trip to Texas. Each employee gets to put their own spin on the pattern and color scheme. And their philosophy is built on building partnerships with local and artisanal purveyors and vendors.

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Inside Rice Village's New Gourmet Sandwich Haven — Everything You Need to Know About Mendocino Farms

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Lindsay Schecter of Houston Dairymaids is playing tour guide for Del Pero and Chen, connecting them with vendors. Del Pero and Chen are both decked out in gingham button downs, his a dark navy with small checks, hers more of an indigo with small ones and blue jeans. We really saw that opportunity. . . .

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Inside Rice Village's New Gourmet Sandwich Haven — Everything You Need to Know About Mendocino Farms

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