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Top Ten Sandwiches

Rene G | Aug 1, 200211:27 PM

When I was writing about my favorite meatball sandwich it occurred to me I never posted my Top Ten Sandwiches, as I planned to weeks ago. Here’s a list in no particular order. No hamburgers, hot dogs, Polish, hot links, etc. Many are the old standbys everyone is familiar with. Probably if you ask me again next week the list will be different.

Manny’s – Corned Beef – Year after year after year, a damn good CBS. Be sure to look around for the dark mustard.

Bari – Italian Sub – I used to like Mario & Pat’s but Bari makes a sub the way it should be.

La Milanese – Breaded Steak – Well, yeah, it’s a little greasy but, hey, it’s GOOD grease!

ZouZou – Falafel Deluxe – Fresh falafel, red cabbage, pickled eggplant, harissa, etc wrapped in a flatbread. Plus some really good potato salad.

La Oaxaqueña – Torta Oaxaqueña – Edges out my previous fave, La Señora from Tortas USA, in the Mexican sandwich category.

Cap’n Nemo – Seafarer – I’m not wild about much of their stuff but this a very good tuna sandwich. Must be that "secret sauce."

Berghoff – Halibut – Only for lunch in the bar and only if you get a tray fresh out of the kitchen. Ask for fresh lemon at the bar (the tartar sauce is terrible).

Damenzo – Meatball – Homemade meatballs in red sauce, some fried sweet peppers, and a handful of mozz, baked on the bricks. Not perfect, I’d love to hear of better.

Al’s or Johnnie’s – Italian Beef – I love Al’s unusual hot giardiniera but Johnnie’s might have the better sandwich.

Tempo – Open Face Beef – Lots of thick sliced beef smothered in gloppy brown gravy with a heap of mashed potatoes.

I need to learn more about the various Caribbean and Central American sandwiches. And I need to find a good turkey sandwich (cold, although a nice open face hot one would be welcome too). And I really have to try Mimi’s sandwiches.

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