My everyday go-to is thinly sliced ham and gruyere with tomatoes on toasted rye, or a club. My indulgence is the Monte Cristo...I have itabout once a year and it's kind of gross but also great.
What's your fave? Peruse this list to jog your memory of sandwices past.
I hate Cubans. But a well-made Cuban mix sandwich is sublime.
Really, $18... for this?
Bahn mi is my choice
Pastrami on Rye from Katz's.
The sandwich chain Blimpie makes a sub called "Blimpie's Best". It's a delicious mix of Italian ham, salami, cappacola, prosciuttini, provolone cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, onion, vinegar/oil and oregano. I get it with sweet peppers on it. To die for!
Sadly, the stores are disappearing - only 2 left in Brooklyn. Subway does not compare.
Banh Mi with BBG pork and garlic mayo, please
Ryan Gosling on one side, me in the middle, and Bradley Cooper on the other side.
R7, I like Blimpie's too. Subway sucks.
You must mean baloney on Wonder bread with Miracle Whip, R10.
R12, you're just so preciously exotic, aren't you? Go ahead, tell us what guys of varying ethnicities you would prefer.
Primo Turkey Schwartzie.
I used to like banana, peanut butter & honey - but too fattening now.
Good quality ham is a must, with sliced cheese (Norwegian Jarlsberg is good) and tomato and a smear of mayo.
I am currently on a roast tomato and avocado kick - blame Gwynnie, her avocado on toast recipe got me going ... I roast plum tomatoes for 45 minutes with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and Moroccan harissa paste - gives them a terrific kick.
A nice MLT - mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe... They're so perky, I love that.
Chicken with pesto
Either a Reuben or a Monte Cristo. Whatever you please.
tomato and hellman's on crunchy white
cucumber tea sandwiches, crusts removed
pimento cheese on white
pb&j on wheat
fluffer nutter on white
roast turkey, fresh spinach, honey mustard on wheat
Subway is gross now, but in the 90s they offered a sandwich called the pizza sub: pepperoni and other basic pizza toppings with a tomato sauce on your choice of bread. It was amazing. Because I loved it, of course it was discontinued.
A man sandwich, of course.
I remember the pizza subs.
They were good at Subway.
ham, brie, tomato - toasted
To me almost all the Subway sandwichs taste the same except for the meatball. All their cold cuts taste the same. Their cheese is pure plastic and their breads all taste the same no matter which one I pick and that might not be bad if they didn't all suck. Just a few years back they used to have the footlong (and they were a foot long in those days) on sale for 3 bucks. Now 5 bucks is the sale and it's not worth it.
I miss Blimpies. They had real hero bread, real cold cuts and real cheese.
Subway sandwiches are like eating cold cardboard.
It skeeves me out when they peel off luncheon meat that has been sitting there pre-sliced for god knows how long.
The first time I had one was in Georgetown, where I had just arrived via turnip truck to begin my internship. Having never been exposed to such exotica in the sticks---I was struck dumb by the Eye talian delight!
Gyros, my favorite weekend food
I am a sandwich aficionado and expert sandwich maker so it's hard to pick one as my ultimate favorite. But if you made me prepare one sandwich, to grade me on, it would probably be proscuitto with provolone, mayo, romaine lettuce, tomato, red onion and cornichons on a crusty French baguette.
Me in the middle....
I like Monte Cristo sandwiches, too.
I have been loving pretzel buns since they started being offered a few years back but have had to limit them (damn they are high calorie and fattening!)
I am as surprised that anyone would eat at Subway as I am that they would eat at McDonald's.
And Subway is also like Jimmy John's for me - the whole why-would-you-pay-to-eat-shit-you-can-make-at-home category of fast food.
Fresh mozzarella and prosciutto with roasted red peppers, red onions and balsamic vinaigrette on a baguette.
Also a big fan of croques madames and monsieurs, grilled swiss and tomato, BLTs and lobster rolls.
R15 is pathetic.
R36 offers nothing but a stale little fart of a personality. Fie, cunt.
Lately I like mortadella, roasted artichoke, chopped olive, onion and provolone on a roll, baked a little, a little olive oil on the bread.
I don't eat sandwiches – they are déclassé.
Only the sans-culottes eat them.
Chicken Ceasar Wrap OR Turkey and cream cheese and lots of veggies including roasted red peppes on an onion roll or bagel.
HAM!!! With extra lady mayo!
R23 is that a manwich?
R39 is either Marie Antoinette or Gwynneth Paltrow.
R15 & R38 get their caftan ensembles from the Grand Dowager collection of International Male.
A simple ham or corn beef sandwich with onions, lettuces, tomatoes, and mayonnaise. Hold the cheese, please.
The Keg steakhouse's California Chicken Club -- grilled chicken, avocado, bacon, mayo on triangular, toasted bread.
Or for any day, you can't beat a good old grilled cheese.
Po' boy. Dressed, undressed - they're all good.
O.k, then, if I must name ONE, fried oyster po' boy with hot sauce.
What i had tonite...shop rite "imported" boiled ham, bel gioso provolone, cole slaw, all on a whole wheat hard roll...kettle chips on the side! Yay for a no cooking nite!
Grilled cheese: longhorn cheese and sautéed green tomatoes and onions inside of good quality whole wheat (Trader Joe's usually), made with real butter.
R48 What else would you use but real butter?
Pastrami on rye, like a half pound heaped on good seeded rye with sour pickles on the side and a Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray tonic. Must be made at a real jewish deli, preferably Orchard Street.
Rare roast beef, javarti cheese, sliced ripe tomato, horseradish mayo spread, on thick slabs of sprouted seven grain bread. Served with a good ale.
Puerto Rican tripleta....
[quote]The Tripleta is Puerto Rico's answer to the Cuban sandwich, but we think it is better because it combines chicken, ham and beef. It comes on a slightly sweet roll similar to a French Baguette, slathered with ketchup, mustard and mayo then topped with thin crispy fried potato sticks
R51 it is a disgusting sandwich, the ketchup just ruins it.
[quote]slathered with ketchup
When in London last year I had afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason's store. I had never had cucumber sandwiches before and they are sublime, and one got seconds ! now I make them myself, you have to cut the cucumber really thin and remove the skin, and remove the crust from the white bread.
Their beef and horseradish was stunning as well.
Basic ham/cheese, mayo & mustard on pumpernickel.
Turkey with cranberry sauce can be good, too.
The aforementioned egg salad is always a pretty safe bet.
R37 - yes, of course! How could I forget cheesesteak. yum.
Falafel with hummus
I love to sauté red and yellow peppers, mushrooms and tomatoes in balsamic and put on a great bread.
Let's knock it off with the cornichons and raw tomatoes, shall we? Also, the terms "sammich" and "sarnie" can go, ASAP, as well - too cutesy.
My mommy used to prepare peanut butter and bacon sandwiches as a treat. A local deli made cold cut and cheese sandwiches with French(?) dressing (I think it was) instead of mayo, and put cole slaw inside as well. They were To Die For.
R60 you don't make the rules. I love tomato on a sandwich.
R59 Yes with sauteed sausage on a large roll, that is delicious and reminds me of Italian Days in my old neighborhood. (Outdoor festival with these sandwiches, beer and (hopefully) hot Italian stallions.)
This was my dad's sandwich and I still make it. Peanut butter, mayonnaise and dill pickle.
I know it sounds disgusting. I also make peanut butter and walnut sandwiches with butter lettuce.
The seafood chain Arthur Treacher's used to have a great sandwich - it was a chicken patty on a bun, with cole slaw piled on top, then some Russian dressing. It was a bit messy, but really tasty.
What's wrong with raw tomatoes?
Corned Beef Sandwich on Rye
R64 Peanut butter and walnut sounds interesting. Are these finely chopped walnuts with creamy peanut butter, or chunky?
I like peanut butter and regular butter together on a saltine cracker, maybe with some jam or honey.
How has no one mentioned a fried bologna sandwich?
Or if you're extra fancy, a fried bologna sandwich with a fried egg on top!
This sounds really gross, but it's delicious: slice potatoes fairly thinly (about 1/8 inch), fry until cooked and lightly golden, but not super crisp. Put between two slices of heavily buttered really bad white bread (e.g., Wonder) Salt and pepper liberally. Carb (and fat) heaven!
turkey on pumpernickel with mild mustard - A nearby deli roasts turkey breasts so I stop in once in a while to grab a sandwich. Processed turkey is disgusting.
A height of tomato season nothing beats a BLT with some avocado tossed on as well. The rest of the year a Reuben on marble rye.
R66 -- raw tomatoes have an icky consistency.
Soppressata and roasted red pepper pannino with buffalo mozzarella and pesto (if someone else makes it), and pimiento cheese and bacon on white toast with Duke's (if it's up to me to make it).
[quote]A height of tomato season nothing beats a BLT with some avocado tossed on as well.
Isn't that called a BLAT?
R70 ... in Britain those are "chip butties" (basically steak fries sandwiches).
I have to say, this has been the most inspiring thread ever. I love to try new things and I love to cook for friends. I can't wait to try some of the concoctions/delights you guys described.
I do think the raw tomato,sammie/sammich guy seems out of sorts though. Should we give him a cookie?
I love a good tomato sandwich. Sliced tomatoes, bread with mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Heavenly. Grew up in the South and it's so hot in the Summer that we often had salads or sandwiches with vegetables fresh from the garden for dinner A tomato sandwich was always so refreshing.
Also a whole wheat wrap with hummus and vegetables.
[R78] The moment I read your first sentence, I said to the friend in my head, this boy's from the south! We love us some tomato sandwiches in the summah don't we?
Rare roast beef with provolone on dark rye.
I love tomato sandwiches too and I grew up in the deep south - of Ireland !
also bacon and egg sandwiches - absolute heaven!
American processed cheese-food, miracle whip on white bread. Take sandwich and cover with a blueberry pancake and deep fry. Serve with extra miracle whip and green, pimento stuffed olives.
R80 -- as long as the rye bread is seedless!
Monte Cristos bring back memories of after work parties at Benningans. Make sure the jam is NOT strawberry though, 'k?
Pork roll, scrambled egg, and cheese on a hard roll. With a tiny bit of ketchup.
Kentucky Hot Brown
I just googled Kentucky Hot Brown, R86. It's very much like Pittsburgh's Devonshire, which can also be made with crabmeat instead of the turkey. Loved them either way, but they're not so popular anymore.
I love a simple ham and cheese on pumpernickel bread (why is this bread so hard to find in supermarkets?), with lettuce, tomatoes and mayo. Maybe a dab of Dijon mustard for a kick.
Red's Eats lobster roll in Wiscasset, Maine.
Pastrami on rye at Langer's or Umamicatessen in L.A. (Hand sliced of course).
Otherwise the grilled turkey and cheddar (dark meat and hold the avocado) at Tally Rand in Burbank.
R43 is too funny, isn't she? Her allusions are as hilarious as her "comic" sandwich at R18 and her dated entry at R27.
How about eating the same shit you've been serving all over the DL lately, you silly twat?
Grouper, pan seared.
monterey jack, whole grain bread, dijon, thinly sliced onion, lettuce and alfalfa sprouts.
also roast beef with horseradish on crusty bread.
A third-tuna with celery, black olives, dijon mayonaise on crusty bread
R78 & 79, tomato sandwiches are widely eaten in the north too.
Hey r90 what is Umamicatessen? Is that like Umami burger?
I have heard Langer's has great pastrami but I have never tried it. Langer's is out of the way of everything. The best pastrami I've had in LA is at a little place called Marv's at Whitsett and Magnolia in the valley but Greenblat's ain't nothin to sneeze at either.
Love pastrami on rye with spicy mustard and a dill pickle that snaps so loud it'll burst your ear drum. Sometimes with some slaw on it.
Egg salad made with curry powder and chutney mixed in is mighty yummy!
Langer's is an easy walk from the Metrorail Red/Purple line.
R90 [quote] Langer's is out of the way of everything. The best pastrami I've had in LA is at a little place called Marv's at Whitsett and Magnolia
Out of the way? Unlike Marv's on Magnolia??? What's the heck's around there?
FWIW, you can hop on the Red Line at Noho and get off right at Langer's in 15-25 minutes, which BTW, is about 5 min west of Downtown. There's a reason why even a NY'er like Nora Ephron called Langer's pastrami the best in the country.
Umamicatessen is part of the Umami Burger empire, but mixed in with a kick-ass deli. It's downtown on Broadway near 9th - about a 10 min walk from the Pershing Square Metro Red Line stop. As with Langers, totally safe during the day, slightly dicey at night. Pricier than Langer's, but great.
French dip with horseradish at hustons!
OP, you fat artery clogged swiney-pig you. You should die in a fat fire.
Moo Shu Pork sandwich.
[quote]Subway is gross now, but in the 90s they offered a sandwich called the pizza sub: pepperoni and other basic pizza toppings with a tomato sauce on your choice of bread. It was amazing. Because I loved it, of course it was discontinued.
Why can't you just ask for it now? They still have all the ingredients. Just order their pepperoni sub. The "other basic pizza toppings" you love so much is just their standard veggies. Their tomato sauce is their meatball sauce.
A slice of summer sausage on a buttered piece of Poulsbo bread.
Torta Ahogada (Basically, a Mexican french-dip sandwich), except the meat is carne asada or al pastor pork and the entire thing is dipped in a red, chile sauce. Mmmm.
mushroom and pesto with mozarella
I pity anyone who answered Subway or Blimpies. One poster even mentioned living in Brooklyn. Is there not one decent deli in Brooklyn??
[quote]Ryan Gosling on one side, me in the middle, and Bradley Cooper on the other side.
Oh, honey, you're doing it all wrong if it's side by side.
I want a three-way not a Sondheim musical.
One in the front and one in the back. That's what I always say.
R106, I have to say, I had the same thought. I live in Brooklyn and there are literally dozens of amazing places to get a sandwich.
Anyway, my vote is for mozzarella and prosciutto on a ciabatta roll. Delicious.
Alsl, oyster po'boys, sausage and peppers on a roll, my mom's potato and eggs on a roll.
Salami, fresh mozzarella, pesto and tomatoes on ciabatta bread.
Bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado on good sourdough bread.
A "West Coast" reuben: brisket, Swiss, Thousand Island and cole slaw all grilled on rye bread.
A good old-fashioned tuna melt.
r90 I work in production tv/movies so from Radford's CBS studios Marv's isn't that far for lunch. Langer's is not in the path of my work or personal life although there have been some locations near MacArthur Park we never had lunch at Langer's.
tuna sandwich on mayo
Zampino, prov, roast peppers, oregano, red wine vinegar, cap, on a fine Italian seeded crusty rocketship.
Lots of vin 4 me. Harder to find zampino now here.
Murder, just murder.
R104 -- the thought is making my panties moist, sounds orgasmic!
Are you sure you don't mean Zampone, R113?
eggplant parmigiana, provolone, tomato sauce, chopped pickles, hot peppers.
Can you stop and and get me one on your way over? Don't forget--you need to hand it to me 'around' the curtain. Don't make me look at your face. Then you can get to work on sucking me off.
NY Peanut Butter Co's PB & white chocolate with organic honey on soft slices of Pepperidge Farm Hearty White bread. Heaven.
Baloney and ketchup on cheap white bread. I prepare the sandwich, then wrap in saran, place it in a brown paper bag and put it away for several hours (not in the fridge). When eaten later, it is an exact replica of the lunch I had every day for years in grade school.
Pan Bagnat. With the right quality ingredients (esp good bread), so delicious.
BLT BLT BLT
The Waffle Taco!!
Fried egg, pork roll and cheese between two pancakes