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Native Sandwiches

What sandwiches are peculiar to your region? Are there any unusual sandwiches that your town, city, or state is known for? MMM. Sandwiches.

by Anonymousreply 5504/19/2013

St. Louis has the St. Paul sandwich. It is egg foo yung on white bread with pickle, mayo, lettuce and tomato (with variations).

No one knows the origins, but it astonishingly appears on many take-out Chinese menus.

by Anonymousreply 104/18/2013

Albuquerque turkey: smoked (or not) turkey, Swiss cheese, a variety of condiments, and green chile.

by Anonymousreply 204/18/2013

da Muffalata and da Po Boy.

by Anonymousreply 304/18/2013

My local deli has a list of sandwiches named after local landmarks, does that count?

by Anonymousreply 404/18/2013

Obviously started by a Pittsburgh queen hoping to plug Primanti's.

by Anonymousreply 504/18/2013

The Z-Man at Oklahoma Joe's in Kansas City, KS. Briskett, smoked provolone and two onion rings. I get mine on Texas toast.

by Anonymousreply 604/18/2013

R6 made me hungry.

by Anonymousreply 704/18/2013

Maid-Rite loose meat sandwiches.

by Anonymousreply 804/18/2013

frighteningly these!

by Anonymousreply 904/18/2013

Here in Southern Arizona we have the Sonoran dog. Don't forget the beer and limon.


The Sonoran-style or Estilo Sonora hot dog, found in Tucson, Metro Phoenix, and in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, is a hot dog wrapped in mesquite-smoked bacon then cooked on a grill or on a griddle or comal,[1] then topped with beans, grilled onions, fresh onions, tomatoes, mayonnaise, cream sauce, mustard and Jalapeno salsa or sauce and served on bread and often with a side fresh-roasted chili. It originated in Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora.[2][3] California

by Anonymousreply 1004/18/2013

R8 looks like a sloppy joe.

by Anonymousreply 1104/18/2013

What the hell's so special about a sandwich? A SANDWICH?????

by Anonymousreply 1204/18/2013

Loose meat looks like a nasty old sloppy joe...what's the difference?

by Anonymousreply 1304/18/2013

Conti's in Bridgeport, CT used to make chow mein sandwiches. They were delicious.

by Anonymousreply 1404/18/2013

Italian Beef.

by Anonymousreply 1504/18/2013

Pig Ear Sandwich, y'all?

by Anonymousreply 1604/18/2013

[R8] I worked at a Maidrite when I was in college. My pay was $1 an hour. That might give you some idea how long ago.

by Anonymousreply 1704/18/2013

R16 I prefer the pig ears braised (a pressure cooker works fine) then marinate, dried a bit and deep fried crisp. Much better than way.

by Anonymousreply 1804/18/2013

R11, R13 Yes, basically a Sloppy Joe without the "sauce". I hated the damn things even as a kid.

by Anonymousreply 1904/18/2013

I've never seen a Hot Brown outside of Kentucky.

"The Hot Brown is an open-faced sandwich of turkey and bacon, covered in Mornay sauce and baked or broiled until the bread is crisp and the sauce begins to brown. Many Hot Browns also include ham with the turkey, and either pimentos or tomatoes over the sauce, and imitation Hot Browns sometimes substitute a commercial cheese sauce instead of the Mornay sauce, though fans of the dish usually decry this substitution."

by Anonymousreply 2004/18/2013

[quote] Loose meat looks like a nasty old sloppy joe...what's the difference?

Sloppy Joes are made with a tomato based sauce. Maid-Rites or loose meat sandwiches are just plain ground beef with onions.

by Anonymousreply 2104/18/2013

R20, Pittsburgh's Devonshire is almost identical to the Hot Brown. It starts with toast on the bottom, though.

Less popular today than in the past, the Devonshire also comes in a crabmeat version, too. My favorite was the one at Sodini's.

by Anonymousreply 2204/18/2013

"Roseanne" made me want to have a loose meat sandwich. I still haven't.

by Anonymousreply 2304/18/2013

Italian hot dog

by Anonymousreply 2404/18/2013

I'm from KCMO. I wouldn't say we have a signature sandwich, but barbecue is anything with BBQ sauce?

by Anonymousreply 2504/18/2013

Loose meat happens to Sloppy Joe's as they age.

by Anonymousreply 2604/18/2013

Off topic a little but Kansas City is getting a Which Wich in a month or so. I know it is a chaing, but is it any good?

by Anonymousreply 2704/18/2013

I'll see your pig ears, R16 and R18, and raise you another popular St. Louis treat - Pig Snoot Sandwiches.

They're better with some crisping, as with pig ears.

And a variation is snoots and trip sandwiches.

by Anonymousreply 2804/18/2013

[quote]I know it is a chaing, but is it any good?

No. Really. I've tried a bunch of their sandwiches and have yet to find one that's any good, even though you can totally customize anything you want.

by Anonymousreply 2904/18/2013

As R5 so eloquently pointed out, Pittsburgh has Primanti's.

I am from there, but honestly, I don't get the fuss. The main point is that FRENCH FRIES GO ON EVERYTHING.

On the sandwich, and also on salads. Yep, if you get a steak or chicken salad, you get a large order of fries dumped in the middle.

I get the cultural meaning (back in the days of the steel mills it was easier to eat) but tastewise, it ain't no great shakes.

by Anonymousreply 3004/18/2013

So, which sandwich is Primanti's famous for?

I looked at their menu, none of it looks especially appealing to me.

But there must be something that they're famous for, yes?

by Anonymousreply 3104/18/2013

R31, no particular sandwich, just, as R30 says, sandwiches with fries on them.

by Anonymousreply 3204/18/2013

Fries AND coleslaw, R32.

by Anonymousreply 3304/18/2013


That's it?! Fries on a sandwich?

Yesiree, them Pittsburghers got that unique native sandwich thing down pat, you bet!

by Anonymousreply 3404/18/2013

Sandwiches with fries on them? Is it open faced? And does it have cheese sauce on it?

Because if so then that Pittsburgh restaurant stole the horseshoe sandwich from Springfield, Illinois.

by Anonymousreply 3504/18/2013

Not a sandwich but Rhode Island has "gaggers". And they are nasty.

by Anonymousreply 3604/18/2013

Hey Pittsburgh -- get ahold of yourself because I hear there's a restaurant in Little Rock that makes their sandwiches with … (wait for it) … SALT & PEPPER!!

I know!

Wacky, right?!

People come from miles around to get those sandwiches made with salt and pepper!

by Anonymousreply 3704/18/2013

Bratwurst on a bun. Usually served with kraut and mustard.

by Anonymousreply 3804/18/2013

One day, somehow, I'm going to be in NYC again and I shall have a Katz's Delicatessen famous pastrami sandwich.

by Anonymousreply 3904/18/2013

Steamed cheeseburgers are big in central Connecticut.

by Anonymousreply 4004/18/2013

Philadelphia is the home of the cheesesteak. Everywhere else, it's just crap on a roll.

by Anonymousreply 4104/18/2013

Here's a compendium:

by Anonymousreply 4204/18/2013

What are the differences, if any, between hoagies, subs and heroes (not to mention grinders and po' boys)

by Anonymousreply 4304/18/2013

R31/R34/R37 there's really no need for you to be a total cunt about Pittsburgh and Primanti's.

It's nothing special, but neither is a Chicago beef sandwich, Chicago dog or Philly cheesesteak, quite frankly.

by Anonymousreply 4404/18/2013

the burrito

by Anonymousreply 4504/18/2013

Every few years, someone from Pittsburgh tries to make that shithole matter. And they fail every time.

by Anonymousreply 4604/18/2013

I like being a total cunt, r46.

It's my raison d'etre,

As the sign on the door here says:

"DataLounge -- get your fix of gay gossip, news and pointless bitchery."

by Anonymousreply 4704/18/2013

I'm just amused that you felt so strongly that you had to post three times.

But I'm not an obsessive, so I just can't relate.

Pleasant cunting!

by Anonymousreply 4804/18/2013

It's hard to beat a good Maine lobster roll.

by Anonymousreply 4904/18/2013

Primanti Brothers you have to have the coleslaw and the fries on the sandwich.

And the meat most characteristic of the place is Capicola.

by Anonymousreply 5004/18/2013

From Dubuque, Iowa. Famous for Turkey & Dressing Sandwiches. Delish, and good enough for the president. Served at many wedding receptions in the area.

by Anonymousreply 5104/18/2013

In Houston, a po' boy is on French bread with salami, ham and provolone with chow-chow. This was popularized by a local chain of delis. They also sell New Orleans style po' boys.

by Anonymousreply 5204/18/2013

Here in Florida Cuban sandwiches are great, so delicious!

by Anonymousreply 5304/18/2013

Missing fried livermush sandwiches.

by Anonymousreply 5404/18/2013

This is what Primanti's calls a cheesesteak sandwich.

Note those signature French fries in there.


by Anonymousreply 5504/19/2013
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