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Big Sandwich

dude | May 12, 2003 11:48 AM

I love big sandwich. You know, the 6-foot hero/hoagie/sub/grinder/torpedo/po' boy served at parties. There's just something strangely compelling about enormous fresh bread, filled with mounds of meat/cheese/veggies or some combination thereof. You can slice it large, and eat from end-to-end, or take a small, narrow slice and eat across it the short way, as you really can't do with any other sandwich. Your condiments always make a slippery mess, (you need a lot to be able to taste them) causing the bread to slide off the filling (except with some all-veg ones I've had), which just adds to the fun. Put your coleslaw on the sandwich directly to make it even gooier! Ohmigosh, I just love it. I can eat it to excess for lunch, then go back for dinner, and take leftovers to work the next day or two with glee. It doesn't matter what kind, either. It could be the classic "American Club" (turkey, ham, roast beef, American cheese), the kosher version (turkey, roast beef, corned beef), Italian cold cuts, and once I had a great Italian vegetable (arugula, sun-dried tomato, roasted peppers, portabello, maybe grilled eggplant, and I think fresh mozz, dressed with balsamic vinaigrette). It doesn't matter, it's just awesome. Oh if they weren't so prohibitively large! I could get my fix without help from others... I don't know how well the idea would float, but if I owned a deli, I'd make at least a 4-footer every day and sell it by the inch to those like me.
Thanks for listening.

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