yesterday i was making myself a genoa salami/cornichon/butter/redhen demi-baguette sandwich, a wonderous combo i borrowed from mimi's deli and meditating on the simple pleasure that a good sandwich brings us, momentary tho it might be. then my thoughts turned to my mother, who used to say that i, as a child, 'could never be satisfied eating a sandwich like everyone else'. only true if the sandwich offered was boloney on wonder bread. then my thoughts turned to the chowhound thread on top 10 favorite sandwiches which generated lots of response and a thread awhile back on the general topics board about late night snacks; i believe quite a few were sandwiches. anyway, i had what i think is a really charming idea for a get together. your responses will tell me if i'm deluding myself.
here's my idea: we gather at someone's house (mike, you are exempted from offering), and we each bring our favorite sandwich, but we bring 2 or 3 of them. originally, i was thinking homemade favorites, but if someone prefers to contribute their restaurant favorites, ie; johnnies italian beef,(VI?) or costellos submarines(just kidding), that's fine too, i dont care. we can put out a buffet of quartered sandwiches, maybe someone will contribute a pot of soup, some others can bring some side dishes, and we have a sandwich exchange going on. does this sound like a good way to spend an evening? i'm eager to hear your feedback, chowhounds, joan