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Greatest Sandwiches May 25, 2006

Posted by whatpushesmybuttons in critique, eating, food, humor, top blog candidate.

So last night having dinner with John and Erica (avid readers of this blog btw – and a link to John’s top-notch photography will be available through this blog soon) we mentioned a good blog topic. But of course 30 minutes later I forgot what it was. So Erika if you could remind me what it was, since I don’t have a brain anymore – Thanks! (Post blog note – Erica reminded me what the topic was…it was about “what there is always room for”. I was saying that there’s always room for tomatoes even though i was full from dinner. There’s also always room for jello. But that’s for another blogging day. Thanks Erica for the reminder).

Anyway, funny cause my blog today was going to be about the Ultimate Sandwiches. And lo and behold this am on Fox 5 Good Day New York this am what do they have featured? Sandwiches. From Lenny’s Deli. And one of them was actually my favorite sandwich of all time. So as we embark on this Memorial Day weekend full of drinking, bbq and drinking, here’s my favorite sandwiches of all time…

1) The Thanksgiving Dinner. The irrestible combination of fresh roasted turkey, cranberry slices and stuffing is a staple of every Thanksgiving day table (if you don’t like any of the three you should be deported to France so Marie Antoinette can decapitate you). Well place all three of these ingredients on a hearty sub roll or wrap and you’ve got yourself the best sandwich ever! Although eating this comes with a sleep inducing warning. One of the best places to get this sandwich as at 696 Deli on 3rd Avenue btw 43rd and 44th.

2) The Cape Cod. Similar to the Thanksgiving dinner, the cape cod utilizes thinly sliced roasted turkey and cranberries (although this sandwich involves using a cranberry compote/spread). Add some thinly sliced granny smith apples, some swiss cheese and a thin layer of mayo and let your taste buds erupt. It’s the perfect summer sandwich since it’s lite in texture and flavor. Best eaten with sand between your toes, or on your favorite park bench surrounded by 10,000 pigeons. No one makes the Cape Cod quite like the Amish Market (4 locations throughout the city).

3) Chicken parm hero. Nothing else to say.

4) Roast Beef au jus. Hot Roast Beef. Flavorful gravy. Soft gravy soaked bun. It’s the only sandwich that ever made me moist. No one. I mean no one, makes this better than Brennan & Carr in Brooklyn.

5) PB&J. Yep, that’s right. It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time. Peanut Butter Jelly Time. If you don’t know the reference click here to introduce yourself to Peanut Butter Jelly Time.

Please leave off the bananas. Or pickels. Just creamy peanut butter (or chunky) and grape jelly (strawberry jam a good second choice. Even better on white bread…although whole wheat is a close second.

6) White trash special. Baloney. Mayo. White Bread. If you haven’t enjoyed this one in a while go back to your roots. Get some freshly sliced Boars Head Baloney. Some nice fattening mayo. And 2 slices of Wonder Bread. This was my favorite sandwich growing up. Ate baloney like it was going out of style. I was so sodium filled from the baloney I could have doubled for a thanksgiving parade balloon. Actually I still can.

Other notables:

Salami (Genoa) and Swiss w/ Mustard. Even better when stacked with a ton of fattening salami goodness.

Chicken Cutlet w/ American cheese, Mayo, lettuce and tomato.

Roast beef, with Muenster cheese, lettuce, tomato and Mayo.

Hot grilled chicken, roasted red peppers and provolone.

Ham & Cheese. Either cold or grilled. On white trash white bread if you want to keep it real and not get all fancy like Au Bon Pain.

Tuna Melt. Better when the cheese is oozing off the sandwich.

I’m sure there’s others but I have some work to do. So feel free to add a comment and mention your favorites.



1. Erica - May 26, 2006

I am THE avid blog reader- I’m actually waiting for the WPMB tshirt and commemorative mug to come out. I believe the topic was “there’s always room for tomatoes”…

2. Anonymous - July 2, 2006

Hey what a great site keep up the work its excellent.

3. Rock the Vote « What Pushes My Buttons - April 19, 2007

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4. nosler - May 22, 2007

good list…getting hungry just reading it!

5. Shad - May 23, 2007

A classic sandwich that exist in the Rogers familly is Baloney on white bread with lettuce peanut butter and Miricale whip. Try it it’s great.

6. SpapFLOUFFdip - December 14, 2007

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