He smiles, then adds, “That could be dangerous.” Obviously an advocate for Tin Roof, he sells me on the sandwich that I didn’t know I needed. I mosey to the register a second time and order one to go. The queue at the register grows steadily and it is organized chaos, as the master, Sheldon, expedites orders, and Janice, who holds an accounting degree, calmly works the register, looking up periodically and smiling to accept congratulations from guests and friends. When my sandwich is ready, I take a bite and the chicken is garlicky with a chili-pepper and vinegar kick and a crunch from the cabbage banchan. Like the guy said, “It’s a winner.” I happily rewrap it and tuck the savory bomb into my takeaway bag to save for a snack.
I know I’m not alone in feeling a deep warmth and pride for Janice and Sheldon as they work together to achieve their dreams. Their love for food and family has provided the solid foundation for this Tin Roof. Sarap! (Delicious!) Salamat! (Thank you!)
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