Most dreams start small. They begin with a simple little idea that was inspired by another small, minute moment or experience. It could be something you ate while traveling abroad, someone you met who changed your perspective on a culture, a dream you had once that you never forgot or just a simple desire to do something else, something different.
When this little sandwich shop started, it was called Secret Sandwich, and it was located in the back of Sweet Boy’s Neighborhood Bar. But pretty soon, owner and sandwich idea man, Mack Musgrave, realized he had outgrown the space and he needed a bit more room to design, create and produce a lot more sandwich concepts.
Now, the restaurant is known as The Sandwich Scene (208 W. McDaniel St., Springfield, 417-444-3737), a walk-up window sandwich shop on McDaniels Street. You can’t miss the place; it has the coolest branding all over the order window, with black and yellow designs of sandwiches, ingredients and some fun artwork. I’d say it’s a clever introduction to what you will find when it comes to the style of sandwiches, with their wide variety of flavor combinations.
With the warmest of hellos and the nicest staff, you walk up to this window that introduces you to the world of flavor that lives in Musgrave’s mind. I had to order a couple different sandwiches to get a good idea of what I was about to experience.