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Best Sandwiches In America: The 10 Greatest Sandwiches In America
AskMen ^ | Simon Majumdar

Posted on 10/17/2013 11:52:16 AM PDT by EveningStar

I have long held that America’s greatest contribution to the culinary world is the sandwich.

I’m well aware that the sandwich as we know it today dates back long before the time the country even came into existence (In fact, to the time when ancient Jewish sage, Hillel the Elder, first put lamb between soft matzah around 1 B.C.). The Americans have elevated slamming awesome stuff between bread into something of an art form, and few people would argue that some of the very best examples are to be found in the cities and at the roadsides of the United States.

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1 posted on 10/17/2013 11:52:16 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Had the sinking feeling that it was going to be a slideshow, but clicked-through, anyway. Now I don’t care about the 10 greatest sandwiches in America.


2 posted on 10/17/2013 11:53:57 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: EveningStar

Couldn’t stand the ads longer enough to watch half of this...


3 posted on 10/17/2013 11:56:26 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: 1rudeboy

Work firewall blocked the pictures, I guess one of them was a Dodd-Kennedy waitress sandwich.


6 posted on 10/17/2013 11:58:59 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: 1rudeboy

A frigging VIDEO for every click through?

I quit after 2. The scene from “When Harry Met Sally” was the breaking point.


7 posted on 10/17/2013 11:59:44 AM PDT by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: EveningStar

8 posted on 10/17/2013 12:00:34 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Matthew 5:37)
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To: EveningStar
This hands down is the greatest sandwich ever. Feast your eyes on the Monte Cristo.


9 posted on 10/17/2013 12:01:32 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: EveningStar

Bloomberg wept.


10 posted on 10/17/2013 12:04:04 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I think I’ve seen people who must eat those...


11 posted on 10/17/2013 12:04:46 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: EveningStar

If it doesn’t list the “Ferdy” from Mother’s in New Orleans, then it is WRONG.

The Ferdy may very well be the the greatest sandwich in the world!


12 posted on 10/17/2013 12:05:27 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: TurboZamboni
Bloomberg wept.

ROTFL! Good one.

13 posted on 10/17/2013 12:05:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hold on to your sombrero! Here comes amensty! The GOP is on a roll!)
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To: EveningStar

AskMen? Obviously not put together by men. I hate these stupid slide shows with sound. Give me pics and a list. Stupid advertisers.


14 posted on 10/17/2013 12:06:39 PM PDT by fuente (Liberty resides in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box--Fredrick Douglas)
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15 posted on 10/17/2013 12:06:56 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae
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To: EveningStar

This is worse than pimping a blog. What’s wrong with you?


16 posted on 10/17/2013 12:07:26 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: EveningStar

King Barry serves up a good crap sandwich. He serves it often and the Democrats love it!


17 posted on 10/17/2013 12:10:06 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Jeff Chandler

My arteries clogged just from looking at that.


18 posted on 10/17/2013 12:11:55 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hoodat

Is that from Denny’s?

A place around here used to make something called a Horseshow sandwich that was smothered in cheese sauce. I think they are popular in Springfield, IL or Indiana.

They were good. But I love a nice Reuben every so often.


19 posted on 10/17/2013 12:16:33 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Hoodat

It is the best. Hard to find though. I get my Monte Cristo fix at the Omega in Des Plaines Illinois.


20 posted on 10/17/2013 12:18:39 PM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: EveningStar

Wow, sandwiches. I mean SQUIRREL!


21 posted on 10/17/2013 12:21:09 PM PDT by JoeTheGeorgian
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To: Last Dakotan

Monetize that site to the last drop! Obnoxious!!


22 posted on 10/17/2013 12:21:41 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie ("Demons run when a good man goes to war.")
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To: NEMDF
Not sure where that photo comes from, but the Monte Cristo was a mainstay at Bennigan's. If you go back to 2008, you will find that the entire economic collapse began with Bennigans declaring bankruptcy. Once they went under, the rest (AIG, Lehman Bros., Merril Lynch, etc.) fell like dominos.

As for the sandwich, it is a ham, turkey, and cheese sandwich dipped in batter and then deep-fried. Sprinkled with powdered sugar, it is dipped in strawberry jam and eaten.

23 posted on 10/17/2013 12:24:28 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Little Ray
The Ferdy may very well be the the greatest sandwich in the world!
I'll bite - what's a Ferdy?
A BLT on fresh bread is hard to beat.
24 posted on 10/17/2013 12:28:04 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: EveningStar

Site is too annoying to watch


25 posted on 10/17/2013 12:32:21 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Hoodat
ham, turkey, and cheese sandwich dipped in batter and then deep-fried. Sprinkled with powdered sugar, it is dipped in strawberry raspberry jam and eaten

http://bennigans.com/menu/

26 posted on 10/17/2013 12:36:34 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: EveningStar

1. Meatball sandwich at Lucci’s in Huntington Beach, CA - since 1970s.

2. Almost anything at the deli, in the back of the liquor store, at 17th and Orange, Huntington Beach, CA - since 1970s

3. Jan’s Health Food Bar, Huntington Beach, California - since 1970s

Funky places known to locals for over 40 years.


27 posted on 10/17/2013 12:37:47 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: EveningStar

I haven’t had the LA pastrami he ranks as No. 1, but it’s hard to believe it beats Katz’s.


28 posted on 10/17/2013 12:42:08 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: truth_seeker

I will go with the 1/2 corned beef and 1/2 pastrami with spicy mustard on Jewish rye from Katz’s delicatessen in NYC.


29 posted on 10/17/2013 12:45:50 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: EveningStar

No BLT?


30 posted on 10/17/2013 12:46:57 PM PDT by MistrX
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To: EveningStar

Best sandwich is a thick sliced red tomato fresh from the garden. Placed between two pieces of cheap white bread that’s been slathered with mayo. Salt and pepper optional. Not optional is standing over the sink to catch the drips.


31 posted on 10/17/2013 12:51:21 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: EveningStar

Several months ago, I read an article where a restaurant in London was making a sandwich which was eaten in olden times when food wasn’t plentiful in England, and they were passing them out to people who walked by the restaurant so they would give an opinion about this old time sandwich.

The outsides were two pieces of regular bread. The inside was a piece of bread toasted on both sides with butter on each side. That’s it! Let me know how you like this sandwich when you make one.


32 posted on 10/17/2013 12:57:23 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: EveningStar
Before reading... the answer for #1 is....

Porkroll, Fried Egg, and Cheese on a Portuguese Roll. Salt. Pepper. Mustard. No ketchup, ketchup is for kids.

33 posted on 10/17/2013 12:58:07 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Hoodat

I love Monte Cristo sandwiches. Haven’t had a decent one since 1979!

There used to be a restaurant in NW Portland, Oregon, named Rose’s Delicatessen. Great food, including incredible donuts the size of small automobile tires.

The best sandwich at Rose’s IMHO, which I have never found anywhere else, was the LS Supreme. (I don’t know what ‘LS’ means, so don’t ask.) It was piled high with thin sliced turkey, thin sliced corned beef, thin sliced swiss cheese, with lettuce, tomatoe and Thousand Island dressing - all on the bread of your choice. My choice was always dark rye. This sandwich was - no joke! - 3-1/2 to 4 inches high and was sliced in thirds. I could only eat one-third, and would take the remainder home and to accompany it would be the world’s biggest schnecken (pecan roll) or 8-layer French chocolate cake or 6-layer chocolate walnut cake...you get the picture.

Rose’s was sold when Rose Naftalin, the owner, passed away. The new owners tried, but it didn’t make it. (Who could take the place of Rose, a woman who worked 20-hour days?)

So, my candidate for the greatest sandwich would be the LS Supreme, originally from Rose’s Delicatessen, Portland, Oregon.


34 posted on 10/17/2013 1:01:36 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: EveningStar

A 17 1/2 at the Bread Basket Deli in Livonia, Michigan. Extra lean corned beef stacked a mile high, coleslaw and swiss on rye with 1,000 Island.


35 posted on 10/17/2013 1:02:42 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: dainbramaged

It is from Mother’s in New Orleans, so it has its own language: http://www.mothersrestaurant.net/recipes_dictionary.html

Ferdi Special:
a po’ boy packed with baked ham, roast beef, debris and gravy, served dressed.

Debris:
the roast beef that falls into the gravy while baking in the oven.

Dressed:
a po’ boy with added toppings. At Mother’s this means fresh shredded cabbage, pickles, mayo, Creole and yellow mustard.

“Gravy” is just another word for drippings from the roasting meat - don’t want that to go to waste!

Mother’s is one of the best restaurants on earth!
http://www.mothersrestaurant.net/index.html


36 posted on 10/17/2013 1:04:51 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Rodamala

Ketchup with that combination would be gross anyway, but that sandwich does sound amazing.


37 posted on 10/17/2013 1:06:01 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: NEMDF
I love a nice Reuben every so often.

Or a nice MLT: a mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe. They're so perky, I love that.

38 posted on 10/17/2013 1:07:02 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Matthew 5:37)
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To: Marcella

Sounds like a “butty.” The Brits also eat a “chip butty” with two slices of butter bread with potato chips (”crisps”) or french fries (”chips”) between them.


39 posted on 10/17/2013 1:08:28 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: EveningStar

The corned beef on rye with mustard at Katz’s Delicatessen in Lower NY was the best I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a whole lot... Not too lean, but not too fatty, piled high and deep and served with mouth-watering Kosher pickles and Dr. Brown’s cream soda. Jewish soul food, y’all.


40 posted on 10/17/2013 1:09:45 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: FrdmLvr
Sounds impressive.

I remember a similar sandwich at the King's Armor in Flint back in my 60s college years.

Somewhat surprisingly I found an artifact of it on the net:


41 posted on 10/17/2013 1:11:45 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: EveningStar

One side of my plate has half a Reuben. The other side is half of a Philly CheeseSteak. Problem is-——— which to bite into first.


42 posted on 10/17/2013 1:16:48 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: EveningStar

Hot Pastrami on rye at Label’s Deli in Woodland Hills, California. Loaded with meat. DEE-LISH!


43 posted on 10/17/2013 1:20:19 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: EveningStar
Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Whole wheat bread, swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms, alfalfa sprouts, slice of ripe tomato, mayo. Put it all together and grill in pan with butter.

44 posted on 10/17/2013 1:22:13 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Little Ray

Oh man, I’m in! Thanks.


45 posted on 10/17/2013 1:28:35 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: EveningStar

NONE of these sandwiches are something that “any” normal individual would put on their list of “sandwich of the city” list.

Why? NONE of those sandwiches are to be found in any place that serves any sandwich for less than SEVEN DOLLARS.

I’ve already seen a few of these on that food show, with the guy with the weird, spikey maybe-blonde hair, and some of these sandwiches were twenty dollar plates.

Lastly, some of these sandwiches looked like (you guess the word).


46 posted on 10/17/2013 1:29:02 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: All
Greenman's (Philly hole-in-the-wall corner store that's been there since the 50's) has the best Eyetalian Hoagie. Anywhere. Period.

Now I need to make a long roadtrip back to the old (now no longer safe) neighborhood...

47 posted on 10/17/2013 1:32:28 PM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Little Ray

I agree there. The only improvement might be bacon.


48 posted on 10/17/2013 1:33:40 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: EveningStar

For those of you not wanting to waste time on that atrocious site, the list:

10 The Kentucky Hot Brown at The Brown Hotel
09 The Pulled Pork Sandwich at Payne’s BBQ (Memphis, Tenn.)
08 The Pastrami Sandwich at Katz’s Deli (New York, N.Y.)
07 The “Medianoche” Cuban Sandwich at Exquisito (Miami, Fla.)
06 The Pig Brain Sandwich at The Hilltop Inn (Evansville, Ind.)
05 The Roast Pork Sandwich at John’s Roast Pork (Philadelphia, Pa.)
04 The French Dip at Philippe (Los Angeles, Calif.)
03 The Popcorn Shrimp Po’boy at The Parkway Tavern (New Orleans, La.)
02 The “John’s Deluxe” at Pork Chop John’s (Butte, Mont.)
01 The No. 19 at Langer’s Deli (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Going there made me long for a site that was easy to navigate, like the Obamacare signup site for instance.


49 posted on 10/17/2013 1:34:47 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: ClearBlueSky

Bacon makes everything better, even chocolate and brownies.


50 posted on 10/17/2013 1:38:34 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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