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The Green Onion Market

All in all, an excellent value.

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Andrea Appleton

The Green Onion Market

5500 Harford Road,

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The much-anticipated opening of the Green Onion—brought to you by the folks behind Clementine restaurant, just up the street—has finally come to pass, and the deli case alone was worth the wait. (Fresh Spanish chorizo, fig and rum pate, local meats, smoked salmon. . .) But we were in search of cheap, lunch-y fare so we ordered sandwiches. The market is so new it doesn’t have a menu yet, but we devised our own sammies ($6.95 each). The prosciutto and sharp swiss on hearty white bread, with good lettuce, mustard, mayo, tomato, and red onion, was declared “perfectly balanced,” “not a slovenly pile of meat with toppings.” One caveat: Because the meat was not sliced as thinly as prosciutto ought to be, it was not a graceful eating experience (unless you enjoy flossing with rind-y fat). The side of potato salad that came with was perfect, with firm red taters and a mustard-y dressing. A vegetarian sandwich of portobello mushroom, veggies, goat cheese, and something delicately spiced with rosemary was moist and delicious, and the side of crunchy, spicy coleslaw won over even our mayo-hating reviewer. All in all, an excellent value. Next time, we’re adding another side: a jar of lemongrass-dill pickles that called to us from a shelf.

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