8 to 5 Sandwich

You ask. I answer. Here are directions to the famous 8 to 5 Sandwich. And a little background.

Ben Blair and I moved to Greece just weeks after I discovered I was pregnant with my oldest child. I was working as an art director at Ogilvy & Mather and everyday we’d order out for lunch. One of the nearby restaurants was called 8 to 5 — because they were only open during business hours and catered to the working peeps in the area.

I ordered their signature sandwich, also called the 8 to 5, on my first day of work. It was delicious. Maybe even heavenly. And it was one of the first meals that seemed to settle my morning sick digestive system. I ordered this same sandwich every day I worked at Ogilvy & Mather. Literally every day. It got me through that first pregnancy and has been a favorite sandwich ever since.

8 to 5 Sandwich

Ingredients:
French Baguette
Avocado
Cream Cheese
Lettuce
Bacon

Directions:
-Take a section of baguette (about 6-8 inches long) and slice it length wise.
-Mash the avocado and spread one piece of the sliced baguette with it.
-Spread the other slice of baguette with cream cheese.
-Add bacon and lettuce between the slices of bread.
-Enjoy a little bit of heaven.

One note. In Greece, they would mix the mashed avocado with some mayonnaise. It was yummy and salty and creamy. But for whatever reason, I’ve skipped this step for years.

26 thoughts on “8 to 5 Sandwich”

  1. mmm…that sounds yummy. I thought the post script to this post was going to be an announcement. Hence the reason for eating it again. ha!

  2. Oh…I've had something similar while living in Monaco..it must be a Mediterranean thing. Thank you for reminding me…I must make a sandwich like that for my family now…

  3. If this gets me through the remaining weeks of this first trimester, I will have to find you and hug you. For some crazy reason, this sandwhich sounds so yummy even though I can't seem to keep anything down. Now…I just need to send my hubby to the store. :) Thank you!!

  4. I don't remember eating any avocados in the Mediterranean. Where did I go wrong? I will have to try this delicious-looking sandwich post haste!

  5. Yum! Sounds very like my favourite bagel I used to eat in Ireland, toasted onion bagel, crispy bacon, avocado, slices of mozarella and herb mayonaise, hungry now thinking about it…

  6. My mouth is in heaven…and I haven't even made the sandwich yet. I think I will add some Greek pepperoncinis to the mix…that would add a little something special.

  7. oh no! Why? Why did you have to post that!!? I am already 26 weeks and 30 pounds into my pregnancy and… oh! no! Quite sure I'll hit a record high weight because of that sandwich! (ok, ok, who am i kidding? Read oh no's as, THANK YOU) :)

  8. I can't believe you worked at Ogilvy & Mather! Several years ago I read 'Ogilvy on Advertising' & that's when I started loving them. I'm not a designer by any stretch but…that rocks.
    -Janet

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