If you’re searching for a new lunch spot, look no further than Noble Sandwiches, located in Lake Creek Village shopping center. Noble Sandwiches was once located a few blocks south of its new site. The establishment needed to move to a larger location with a more efficient kitchen as well as outdoor and indoor seating space.
The creators of Noble Sandwich
Co-owners and co-chefs John Bates and Brandon Martinez met in Texas culinary arts school in Corpus Christi in 1998. Bates isn’t new to the Austin restaurant scene, having been executive chef for about two and a half years at Asti and working as a sous chef at Wink for two years. Martinez also boasts an impressive culinary resume. After he graduated from Del Mar College, he trained at the New England Culinary Institute. He then worked at the Inn of the Anasazi – a Santa Fe resort hotel – and Acquerello?, an Italian restaurant in San Francisco.
Appearances on TV
The pair have experienced much success since the inception of their restaurant in September 2010. In fact, it has even been featured on the Food Network. Adam Richman, host of “Man v. Food,” bit into the establishment’s seared beef tongue sandwich. And after trying this tasty creation, Richman named it “One of the Best Sandwiches in America.” The sandwich shop was also featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” hosted by Guy Fieri. Fieri commented on how rich and smoky the flavors of the duck pastrami were and enjoyed the bread, which is baked fresh daily. The Food Network host also tried out two more of the Noble Sandwiches creations: the Noble Pig, complete with bacon, ham and pulled pork, as well as the Knuckle sandwich, dipped in au jus.
Noble Sandwich has also been recognized in several publications, including the Austin Chronicle. The establishment won for best catfish sandwich and best chocolate pudding. In August of 2012, the eatery was mentioned in Food & Wine magazine as well as Austin Monthly for its incredible sandwiches.
With the opening of this brand new location, Bates and Martinez have added six new culinary sandwiches to their menu as well as more breakfast offerings, salad-style wraps and gluten-free options. No matter what you order, you can be sure you’re getting quality ingredients including local and sustainable items. The eggs come from local farms and the smoked bacon and chorizo are both made in house for one-of-a-kind, savory flavor.