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DTM Sandwiches / La Mesa – San Diego, CA
October 14th, 2011La Mesa, Mary, San Diego CountyMary Desjean 6 Comments

My Long Beach posting made me forget that I had like, other posts to do, since this visit to DTM (Damn the Man!) Sandwiches occurred right after the Blackout! I remember this in particular because when Jake and I dropped into DTM (Damn the Man!), Jake asked the workers how the store was affected by the blackout. They had lost a bunch of product but were luckily insured to cover the costs of the lost food. I remember thinking at the time I didn’t realize the widespread effects that the blackout had across the county. As a result of the blackout, a few items weren’t available that day but we were able to get some damn tasty sandwiches anyway.

[Roast Beef & Avocado - $5.69]

This was my choice – the Roast Beef & Avocado on sourdough bread. All sandwiches come with Mayo, Yellow Mustard, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Pickles, Pepperoncinnis, Salt, & Pepper unless other requested. No pickles or pepperoncinnis for me, please. Thank you. The bread’s not toasted (though, I bet they would do it for you if you asked) and while I normally go for a toast, I opted to try it “as is” that day.

This was a really solid, really tasty sandwich. The meat was very nice – thinly sliced but really piled onto the sandwich. I had some issues taking a bite of that sucker. It had a wonderfully good amount of avocado and all of the pieces of this sandwich puzzle just fit together so, so nicely. I was quite impressed.

[Turkey, Ham, Pepper Jack, & Chipotle Mayo on Multi-Grain Wheat - $5.95]

Jake helped me spend my Groupon (yay) by getting this sandwich. Look. At. All. Of. That. Meat! I didn’t have a bite of this sandwich, but Jake ate the whole thing and he enjoyed it immensely. These sandwiches made us wonder why we didn’t go to deli shops more often.

The whole inside of the deli has got this counter culture vibe to it, from the spray-painted and tagged up walls, to the guitar picks that are glued to the floor (I should have taken of photo of that).

The counter people were super friendly and easy-going and happy to talk to their customers. They offer cold sandwiches, hot sandwiches, Po’ boy sandwiches (4″ hoagie roll sandwiches for $2.59), salads, soups and chili.

Eat here. Do it.

DTM Sandwiches
8182 Parkway Dr
(between Marengo Ave & Jackson Dr)
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 463-1401

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'6 Responses to “DTM Sandwiches / La Mesa – San Diego, CA”'
  1. Darlene says:

    I would never think to have a roast beef with avocado on a sandwich. It’s looks so good in your photo and of course, two great things together on a sandwich.

    Since I’ve been on this kick to try as many sandwich shops all over San Diego, I will definitely check out this place.

  2. mary says:

    I always think of it since I always want avocado on sandwiches and roast beef is my favorite! There does seem to be a lot of good sandwich shops around town. There are a few down in PB that I want to try, too.

  3. of course you know, i like that name, DTM!!!!!

    great prices for their sandwiches too! gotta try this place out one of these days…

  4. mary says:

    CC, I knew you would dig the name :) Hope you get to visit sometime!

  5. Rob says:

    Great pix of the sandwiches! They look really tasty! The prices look good, too. Thanks for sharing about this place! We’ll have to go check it out sometime!

  6. Alyssa says:

    Roast beef and avocado seem like an odd combination to me. But I love places that aren’t stingy with the avocado!

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