Dude Ranch

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This is the “Dude Ranch” sandwich from Lamplighter Roasting Co., in Richmond, VA. I’ve written about this spot before, and it’s definitely one of my favorite coffee shops and breakfast go-tos in Richmond. I always get breakfast sandwiches when I’m here, mainly because they are not an easy find around Richmond, and I always enjoy these. I saw this Dude Ranch on the specials board, however, and decided to stray from my usual (sriracha glazed maple sausage, egg, and cheddar).

This sandwich features sliced roasted turkey breast, bacon, melted cheddar, sautéed onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and sriracha ranch on toasted focaccia. This is everything I love in a sandwich. Melted cheese, bacon, ranch sauce, a little spice… Needless to say, it was incredible.

The coffee here is always delicious (try the Thai coffee!), and the hipster-vibe is always fun. The surrounding few blocks have several thrift shops and are flooded with murals, so it’s a great area to spend a little time walking around in as well after you enjoy your meal. I can’t wait until it’s nice out again to utilize the huge outdoor patio Lamplighter has! It’s not the cheapest option around, but it’s an overall great spot for brunch/lunch not too far from campus (just past Carytown).

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