BURNHAM - Karin Muir has joined The Little Cupcake Shoppe, in Burnham, with her very own Soup 'R Sandwiches creations. Customers can now enjoy a gourmet lunch and delicious treat all in one location.
"My sandwiches aren't the run-of-the-mill kind of thing you can buy anywhere," Muir said. "I try to use unique flavors and really offer something different. I try to do the same thing with my soups."
Muir offers two soups and two sandwiches every day, one as a special of the week and one that changes every day. This week's sandwich is a sun-dried tomato turkey with swiss, spinach and mayo on multi-grain rustico bread and the weekly soup is chili.
Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER
Benet Muir, left, and Karin Muir, have opened Soup ‘R Sandwiches inside the Little Cupcake Shoppe in Burnham. The type of soup and sandwich changes daily.
"I develop my sandwiches and soups through a whole lot of trial and error," Muir said. "My family and friends often end up as my guinea pigs. I'm constantly scouring cookbooks and trying new combinations of flavor."
Past sandwich combinations consist of things like roasted red pepper, arugula and herbed goat cheese on focaccia; southwestern chicken salad with a cranberry, cherry, pecan mix and a lettuce blend inside a multi-grain wrap; and tuna salad made with red bell pepper kalamata olives, onion, artichoke hearts and basil leaves on a baguette.
Muir's soups are just as unique, offering flavors like shrimp bisque, turkey and stuffing dumpling soup and cheeseburger soup.
The weekly and daily menu is posted on the Little Cupcake Shoppe and Bakery Facebook page, listing sandwich, soup and cupcake flavors.
"I couldn't be more pleased about joining the Little Cupcake Shoppe," Muir said. "I hope to stay here long term and, eventually, have my own food truck to reach other areas of the community as well."
Soup 'R Sandwiches serves from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Take-out orders are accepted at 248-5010. Both businesses operate out of 101 S. Logan Blvd., Burnham.