Friday, July 3, 2009 | 12:02 p.m.
In late May, a new sandwich shop opened its doors in Henderson. Boardhouse Serious Sandwiches took up residence in the Albertsons shopping center at Lake Mead Parkway and Boulder Highway and, from what I can tell, has quickly gained popularity.
After about three weeks of seeing my coworkers come back from lunch with Boardhouse sandwiches, I finally decided it was my turn to check it out.
It was noon on a Thursday and the place was packed. The first thing I thought was, “this place is not big enough.”
But I was also glad -- maybe that means it will stay around for a while.
There was a line of hungry people ordering, a line of even hungrier people waiting to pick up their food, and a few tables with lunchers chowing down on some serious sandwiches. Oh wait, that’s in their name, “Serious Sandwiches.”
I picked the “Delmar” sandwich and wasn’t disappointed. It had slow roasted, hand-pulled turkey, cranberry sauce, candied pecans, lettuce and cream cheese on thick-cut whole wheat bread. Yum. For $6.45, I was full until long after dinnertime.
The atmosphere at Boardhouse is just as the name says -- it’s made out to be a beach bum’s hangout. Surfing memorabilia line the walls and surf-style stickers that say “Hang 10” and “peace” adorn the fixtures in the restaurant -- from the drink equipment to the paper towel dispenser. Shirts, hats, and key chains are also for sale.
As professional as the place looked, and with all the merchandise available for sale, I figured Boardhouse was a national chain. But it turns out that Boardhouse is of local flair. The corporate office is located in Las Vegas on Dean Martin Drive. The other open location is across from UNLV and there are two more locations in the works, another close to Henderson at Eastern and Serene.
I contacted the owner with hopes of getting a little background on the place but wasn’t successful in getting a call back. I guess that means that business is good and busy.
I’ll definitely go back; a sandwich shop in Henderson is always a good idea. And with candied pecans added, well, I’m sold.