I have a problem -- I'm addicted to Birkdale. And because of this -- I've been waiting months for the new sandwich shop to open. It recently opened it's doors, and this weekend I finally got to see, taste, and hear what JD Rockers was all about. Let me tell you, this is no Quiznos.
JD Rockers is the latest food establishment to open in Birkdale Village. Upon entering, my senses were a little overwhelmed. The restaurant is decorated in a visually loud rock and roll theme. Bold colors adorn the walls and ceiling (purple with green dots), the benches are themed after different bands, and paintings of Elvis and Johnny Cash greet you as you enter. In addition, one of the TVs was playing a rock concert (with a band unknown to me) very loudly.
Once I scanned the lengthy menu, I decided upon the Southwest Fiesta sandwich, chips, and a coke. I took a seat along the window after grabbing my drink, and looking through the paltry - yet mostly gourmet - chip selection.
After waiting about 4-5 minutes, my sandwich arrived. After I freed it from it's paper wrapping, I examined it. The baguette seemed relatively small, (at most 8 inches), but it was FILLED with hot steak and topped with a large amount of melted provolone cheese. I took my first bite, and I was happily pleased. The steak was flavorful, tender, and moist. In addition the sandwich came with "spicy mayonnaise," though I would call it a southwestern sauce. The term "mayonnaise" doesn't do this sauce justice - It was flavorful, spicy (almost too spicy), and really made the sandwich great.
Though I loved the food, the interior didn't do it for me. It seemed misplaced for the type of food served, and the area it's in. However, the children in the restaurant seemed to love the sensory overload -- I'm just probably too much of an old fuddy-duddy to appreciate it. :)
Price: $ (one person can get out for less than $10)
Conclusion: The food was great and though the service was friendly, it was a little slow and seemed slightly disorganized. I imagine that will change as the restaurant matures. If I lived in Birkdale Village, I would definitely take advantage of the free delivery!
16925 Birkdale Commons Pkwy
Huntersville, NC 28078