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North Jersey geography of the "Joe" sandwich


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North Jersey geography of the "Joe" sandwich

Guy | Oct 1, 2002 02:40 AM

This singularly delicious sandwich is found in a small region of North Jersey. Most common variant is the "Turkey Joe", although Roast Beef Joes and Ham Joes are also found.

Joes are assembled from 3 slices of real rye bread (sliced to order), a healthy dose of sliced meat, Swiss cheese, cole slaw and Russian dressing. Made properly, a good Turkey Joe is about the best sandwich you'll ever eat.

My wife is from Chatham, her favorite Joe comes from the Hickory Tree deli; I lived in Summit and prefer the Towne Deli. Can anyone in NJ confirm the geography of this sandwich? I don't think it exists as far east as Union or as far west as Morristown. When visiting the area (we live in PA now), I always return home with a cooler-full of Joes.

If you're ever driving thru this area and need a great lunch, give one a try!


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