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4 Ways to Sauce Your Board & Brew Sandwich, Which one Are You?

Written By: Jordan Ligons
Photography Provided By: Board & Brew

Board & Board has been stealing our hearts with their beloved Sweet & Sour sauce for almost four decades now. We love it and we can’t get enough.

Founder Tom Powers’ grandmother actually invented the recipe on her visit from Chicago after the first restaurant opened in Del Mar in 1979. “The Turkey Deluxe was the first sandwich it came on,” Powers said. “Customers began using it on a lot of items including our macaroni salad, which we made back then. It became more and more popular so we added it to a few new sandwiches.”

Tom’s Choice, then BoardMaster, Yesterday’s Special and then the Mini Master—the list of saucy sandwiches continued to grow. “Back then, the sauce was blended different with a more vinegary aftertaste,” Powers continued. “We always called it Sweet & Sour. Years later when other stores opened, it was tweaked by Sergio, myself and Ryan was very much involved in the process. He helped steer us to what the customers wanted. And that’s the way it remains today.”

And today, Sweet & Sour-sauce-loving customers have even referred to Board & Brew’s sauce as “The tears of a unicorn.” People have even said they could drink it straight from the cup. Some are even saying they wouldn’t mind bathing in it—it’s that good!

Lucky for us, Board & Brew gives its sauce out for free with its sandwiches. Or if you would like to buy 12oz to take home and put on your eggs, you can buy it for $5 per bottle at any location! On average, Board & Brew gives away 400 2oz portions of sauce per day, per location. That’s 9,600 ounces per day, or 3,484,800 per year! Now that’s a lot of sauce. And all for free!

Plus, Board & Brew’s Sweet & Sour sauce is vegan and gluten free, so everyone can enjoy it! There are many styles of saucing, but here are some standouts.

There’s the Big Dipper, who just goes all in. What do you have to lose? It’s all good, and it’s good on everything!

The Precision Pourer is the more strategic one out of the bunch. They don’t want to make a mess, but they also don’t want to miss a drop of the sweet and sour tastes of this sauce.

There’s never too much sauce for the Over Saucer. They say, “Bring it on!” and bring on the napkins.

The Sando Filler wants every bite to be full of Sweet & Sour sauce. Why waste time dipping, pouring or being precise?

Check out a Board & Brew near you and don’t forget your free Sweet & Sour sauce with your purchase!

Board & Brew

  Del Mar
1212 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
858.481.1021
Del Sur
16480 Paseo Del Sur, Ste 135
San Diego, CA 92127
760.308.6886
Pacific Beach
4516 Mission Blvd, Ste D
Pacific Beach, CA 92109
858.270.2739
Carlsbad Village
201 Oak Ave
Carlsbad Village, CA 92008
760.434.4466
Scripps Ranch
9880 Hibert St, Ste E-3
Scripps Ranch, CA 92131
858.689.2739
Laguna Niguel
32371 Golden Lantern
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
949.207.1007

Which Saucer are You? Find out With Board & Brew’s Sweet & Sour Sauce