Hungry for a light lunch, made-to-order in a clean, friendly atmosphere? Drive down Nanceford Road past the Hartselle Aquatic Center and turn into Village West. Right at the front you’ll see Grand Central Bistro.
The natural first question is “How in the world did a little sandwich shop in Hartselle get the name Grand Central Bistro?” The owner cites 2 reasons. First, he proudly proclaims, “I’m from New York!” And secondly, he says that his business partner made the following sign 11 years ago for no apparent reason. Well, the reason is now abundantly clear.
This bistro seats only about 20-24 people at a time, but they do a brisk business of to-go orders. So, feel free to call your order in, and they’ll have it ready. Their menu even mentions delivery and catering. Might be worth checking out.
There are at least 3 soups offered daily and 4 salads. There are lots of choices for sandwiches or pressed, hot paninis. And then you can turn the menu over and find turkey, buffalo chicken and veggie wraps, kids favorites, desserts and the salads we all hope to find in a lunch place — chicken salad, macaroni salad, potato salad, broccoli salad and (drum roll, please) STRAWBERRY PRETZEL SALAD!!! I also spotted banana bread and “The Grand Sandwich” with ham, turkey, capicola and two cheeses.
And, yes, I wondered the same thing — “What in the world is capicola?” Well, according to Wiktionary.org, it is –“A traditional Neapolitan-Italian cold cut made from pork shoulder or neck and dry-cured whole.” Probably something brought in from New York, wouldn’t you say?
I opted for the chicken salad on a croissant with a side of peach pretzel salad, and it was go-ood!
Oh yes, and the prices are extremely reasonable. Many items are only $5.99!
So, now you know. Go give them a try and support this new business. Show the guy from New York just how nice we Southerners can be.