Skip to comments.Best Sandwiches In America: The 10 Greatest Sandwiches In America
Posted on 10/17/2013 11:52:16 AM PDT by EveningStar
I have long held that Americas greatest contribution to the culinary world is the sandwich.
Im 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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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.
Couldn’t stand the ads longer enough to watch half of this...
Work firewall blocked the pictures, I guess one of them was a Dodd-Kennedy waitress sandwich.
A frigging VIDEO for every click through?
I quit after 2. The scene from “When Harry Met Sally” was the breaking point.
I think I’ve seen people who must eat those...
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!
ROTFL! Good one.
AskMen? Obviously not put together by men. I hate these stupid slide shows with sound. Give me pics and a list. Stupid advertisers.
This is worse than pimping a blog. What’s wrong with you?
King Barry serves up a good crap sandwich. He serves it often and the Democrats love it!
My arteries clogged just from looking at that.
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.
It is the best. Hard to find though. I get my Monte Cristo fix at the Omega in Des Plaines Illinois.
Wow, sandwiches. I mean SQUIRREL!
Monetize that site to the last drop! Obnoxious!!
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.
Site is too annoying to watch
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.
I haven’t had the LA pastrami he ranks as No. 1, but it’s hard to believe it beats Katz’s.
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.
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.
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.
Porkroll, Fried Egg, and Cheese on a Portuguese Roll. Salt. Pepper. Mustard. No ketchup, ketchup is for kids.
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.
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.
It is from Mother’s in New Orleans, so it has its own language: http://www.mothersrestaurant.net/recipes_dictionary.html
a po boy packed with baked ham, roast beef, debris and gravy, served dressed.
the roast beef that falls into the gravy while baking in the oven.
a po boy with added toppings. At Mothers 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!
Ketchup with that combination would be gross anyway, but that sandwich does sound amazing.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Hot Pastrami on rye at Label’s Deli in Woodland Hills, California. Loaded with meat. DEE-LISH!
Whole wheat bread, swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms, alfalfa sprouts, slice of ripe tomato, mayo. Put it all together and grill in pan with butter.
Oh man, I’m in! Thanks.
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).
Now I need to make a long roadtrip back to the old (now no longer safe) neighborhood...
I agree there. The only improvement might be bacon.
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.
Bacon makes everything better, even chocolate and brownies.
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