If you've never been to Taylor (1116 H St. N.E.), imagine a combo of a quintessential Philly deli and a Jersey boardwalk establishment open to the ocean. Add in a dash of hipster-approved contemporary decor, and you've got yourself a mighty fine place to enjoy a sandwich.
Located in a former barbershop on the could-not-possibly-have-anymore-construction-right-now H Street Corridor, the gourmet deli's trademark front is a roll-up aluminum garage door. Now that the weather's finally improved, you can expect the spot to be open to the outside a whole lot more often. We easily snagged a spot on the back patio and the whole thing was remarkably springy.
Meanwhile, if you're just ISO a decent chicken cutlet sub (again, hello, Philly-meets-the-shore), the real deal is here. Try 'em grilled or breaded, but they'll be made to order, and you won't find just a regular ol' chicken/marinara/provolone one here... although seriously? We'll really never complain about a regular ol' chicken/marinara/provolone sub. The bread's trucked in from Philadelphia daily (yay carbon footprint), the better to sop up your sauce and cheese and whatever else you have going on.
Just don't let the construction going on on the north side of H Street N.E. fool ya. They're definitely open. Just brave the cracked sidewalk for a serious treat.