Gourmet sandwiches and homemade baked goods are simply wonderful at SuZara’s Kitchen

By Pamela Brownstein

Although it was a cold, dreary day outside, inside it was cozy and bright and lively when the Lunch Bunch entered SuZara’s last week.

Pressed Cuban special.

We started with the soup specials to help us warm up. Buck tried the chili, and he said he usually doesn’t order chili, but he liked this recipe because it was more sweet than spicy. The rest of us shared the Roasted Tomato Bisque, because it was so popular they only had one bowl left, and it was bursting with flavor and was creamy and satisfying.

Nikki ordered the Lowcountry Crab Quiche special with a side of orzo salad, and she didn’t leave anything on her plate. I tried a sandwich from the lunch specials menu, and it was awesome. The Pressed Cuban comes toasted with ham, turkey, salami, Provolone and Swiss cheese with mustard on a rustic sandwich roll.

Buck had the curried chicken salad with pecans and apples in a wrap, while April tried the Black Bean Quesadilla with salsa, sour cream and a side salad.

Black bean quesadilla.

Kim came late so we ordered her the Market Club made with roast turkey, bacon, genoa salami, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato on wheat bread.

No trip to SuZara’s would be complete without a taste of their homemade desserts and baked goods. April’s absolute favorite dessert is their Coconut Cake, which is fabulous. The cake is moist, and the sweet cream cheese after taste will have you licking your lips and wanting more. We also tried the flourless chocolate espresso tort, and it was amazingly delicious. Chocoholics can rejoice — it is not for the faint of heart — and Kim and I fell in love.

SuZara’s Kitchen is located at 1211 Newcastle Street, in Uptown Beaufort off Boundary Street. Call 843-

Flourless chocolate espresso tort.

379-2160 for to-go orders or bakery requests.

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