Bay Boy has been operating out of a corner building in the West Plaza neighborhood since 2018 with no indoor seating. You might get lucky enough to snag one of the picnic benches outside, but all sandwiches on delicious Dutch crunch roll must be ordered to-go. Luckily, that’s all about to change.
Julian Garcia, one of the owners of Bay Boy, does not plan on changing the menu with customer favorites like the Cubano-inspired El Jefe, but hopes to offer additional sides, plus beer and wine.
“We don’t want this to be your ordinary get-in-and-get-out sandwich shop,” says Garcia. And it certainly won’t be. Folks will be able to enjoy board games or play Galaga on a cocktail arcade cabinet. Garcia hopes to implement themed evenings like trivia and open-mic nights.
Bay Boy’s specialty sandwiches are special indeed. They’re served on freshly baked Dutch Crunch rolls, a unique white bread topped with a rice flour batter that creates a cracked surface when baked. The result is a soft inside with a crunchy exterior, loading the hefty sandwiches with another layer of texture. Garcia saw the Dutch crunch roll often in his native San Francisco and brought them to Kansas City.