Foodie Find: Timmy’s Brown Bag in Placerville
● By David Norby
Discovering a new lunch spot is always the highlight of my week—especially when it’s Timmy’s Brown Bag, a takeaway joint on Main Street serving up one-of-a-kind, homemade, comfort-fusion sandwiches with sides to match. Opening this past January, Chef Timothy Swischuk uses his architectural background and serious foodie skills to construct unique flavor combinations on a daily-rotating menu. On a recent Saturday, I followed my nose into the colorful café. Tempted by nearly a dozen drool-worthy offerings, I settled on the Japanese Curry Sloppy Joe. Piled inside a perfectly firm-but-fluffy brioche bun, sat creamy, curry-spiced ground beef that had been peppered with pops of edamame and meaty cauliflower florets. The next bite uncovered sweet and tangy pickled ginger slaw, a crunch of spicy Indian snacks, and curry mayo. I closed my eyes to savor all the flavors; I’d never tasted such a tantalizing combination before! To round out my splendidly sloppy sammie, I ordered a side of Truffle Tater Tots—the earthy truffle oil so heady it scented the surrounding air blissfully, and the tots crispy, hot, golden perfection. Timmy’s posts their daily menu online, or swing by on a whim and let your taste buds be pleasantly surprised.