TOWSON, Md. -- Tiger Coaches Pat Kennedy and Rob Ambrose have moved one step closer to becoming Baltimore area icons as Towson deli Pickles and Chips has added their names to their signature sandwich board.
Joining the ranks of local celebrities Keith Mills, Bruce Cunningham and Ed Norris as well as area coaches like Gary Williams, John Harbaugh and Dave Trembley, Coach Kennedy and Coach Ambrose are now lunch time options.
"I thought the idea of having sandwiches with local celebrities named attached would be a fun idea," said Pickles and Chips owner Brian Snyder. "What I do different than other places that use celebrities names is that each of the celebrities tell me what their favorite sandwiches are and we add them to our menu. In turn for them allowing me to use their name, I donate $.25 for each of their sandwiches sold to a charity of their choice."
On top of their charity donation, anyone that prints this article and brings it in on their next visit to PIckle sand Chips will receive a $5 gift.
Named after the Tigers' men's basketball coach, the "Pat Kennedy Sandwich" is made up of ham, turkey, and roast beef topped with mayonnaise, provolone cheese and homemade coleslaw and served on rye bread. Its one of the largest sandwiches they offer, weighing in at 9 ounces. Special Olympics receives $.25 from each sandwich sold.
Pickle's Owner Brian Snyder and Pat Kennedy
Named after the Tigers' new head football coach, the "Rob Ambrose" is the most recent sandwich to be added to the signature sandwich board. It consists of grilled chicken topped with green peppers, mushrooms, fried onions and pepperjack cheese. Autism Speaks receives $.25 from each sandwich sold.
Pickle's Owner Brian Snyder and Rob Ambrose
If deciding between the two sandwiches is just too difficult, then a third option would be the Towson University Burger. It's a half-pound burger topped with pastrami and your choice of cheese along with lettuce, tomato, coleslaw, homemade chips and a pickle.
Pickles and Chips is located 1220 E. Joppa Road, just outside downtown Towson and near the intersection of Joppa Road and LaSalle Road. The deli has been open for just over two years and with specials geared towards Towson students, they are hoping to quickly become a Towson hot spot. They even take orders via fax machine and deliver to campus (p: 410-321-1088).
"We give the students the option of either using their Towson OneCard for their purchase or giving them a 15% discount when they show their ID," Snyder said. "We deliver to a lot of the dorms along with offices in the University itself.
"I would like to see more growth with the students between deliveries and them coming into the restaurant," Snyder added. "They always seem to have a good time here using our free Wi-Fi Internet, talking with their friends and enjoying the food."