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2007/09/17 11:36:54 (permalink)

Five best sandwichs in the USA

According to a survey by MSNBC these are the top 5 in the country

#1- Muffuletta @ Central Grocery in NO @ $11.95

#2- Pastrami on Rye at Katz in NY @14.45

#3- Cheesesteak @ Vesuvion in Philly @ $11.00

#4- Maine Lobster Roll @ Sams Chowder House in California (can you
imagine) @$19.95

#5- Frenchy's Fantasy @ Perry's in Chi Town --$9.95

Anyone got a comment ?? I think roadfood is expensive these days and Maine Lobster Rolls on the Left Coast is stretching it a little !!!!
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    buffetbuster
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/17 11:40:49 (permalink)
    Obviously, this person has never eaten at Red's Eats in Maine for their lobster roll!
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/17 11:48:31 (permalink)
    Probably another flawed survey with a some imbalance. Anyone know how it was conducted?

    They missed my beloved deep fried breaded pork tenderloin sandwich. Shows how much they know.
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/17 13:42:21 (permalink)
    I've never heard of Vesuvion in Philly.

    I've no idea what a "Frenchy's Fantasy" is but I doubt it could be better than an Italian beef/Sausage combo from Al's, or Mr. Beef.

    Probably votes tallied from the 'great unwashed' who vote Domino's as Best Pizza

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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/17 14:23:00 (permalink)
    Here are my top 5 or 6 or more----all for $5 or less

    A great BLT in any diner in the USA (extra mayo please)

    Liverwurst on rye with a few slices of raw onion with mustard--in any deli
    in any city

    The All-American Italian Hero in any Eye-tralion deli or sandwich shop

    Corned Beef on Rye, with a half sour pickle and cole slaw on the side, in
    any Jewish Deli===lean on the corned beef please.

    Grilled Cheese and Tomato over the sink in my kitchen/with a beer

    Cream cheese and jelly in my mom's kitchen/with a glass of milk

    The world Famous French Dip-perooney in lots of pubs

    Roast beef sandwich at Arby's or Roy Rogers

    A sliced tomato (right off the vine) sandwich on white with nothing
    but butter and salt in a lot of backyards in August and September.

    No yuppy stuff--good old Roadfood every time.








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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/17 14:39:57 (permalink)
    I think the place in Philly is called Vesuvio, without an N at the end.

    A friend told me their cheesesteak made the list, but here is how it's described on their menu:

    "Cheesesteak Blt Club sautéed filet mignon, caramelized onions, provolone and jalapeno aioli"

    It's nothing like a traditional cheesesteak if one is to go be that description. I've yet to eat at this place. Maybe I'll try it out at some point to see if the sandwich lives up to the hype.

    I'm glad to see the Katz's pastrami sandwich made it.
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/17 15:00:54 (permalink)
    Anyone have a link to the survey or know when it was taken? I tried Googling for it but haven't had any luck.
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/17 15:08:47 (permalink)
    I belive it's being covered all this week on the Today Show.
    Al Roker did a slot today on the muffuletta and doing another one tommorow.
    This segment may be available online. Chow Jim
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/17 15:20:08 (permalink)
    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/20778329/

    This is from the MSNBC site. Looks like its a segment from the Today show
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/17 15:23:10 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by buffetbuster

    Obviously, this person has never eaten at Red's Eats in Maine for their lobster roll!


    Couldn't agree more! Wiscasset, Maine has the market cornered for the best lobster roll.
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/17 15:42:00 (permalink)
    Vesuvio's is a good restaurant but the cheese steak is some yuppie version. I'm a traditionalist.
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/17 16:22:16 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by buffetbuster

    Obviously, this person has never eaten at Red's Eats in Maine for their lobster roll!
    I second that opinion!
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/17 17:18:36 (permalink)
    Corned beef on rye has to be somewhere on the list, spicy deli mustard, and a kosher dill pickle.

    So does the BLT with fresh tomato on toasted wheat bread, mayo please, no Miracle Whip.

    My preference would include also

    A cold meatloaf sandwich, with chili sauce and sliced Vidalia onion on good crusty white.

    A Italian hoagie with ham, hard salami, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion, banana peppers, and Italian dressing on a hoagie roll.

    Roast turkey with cranberry sauce and stuffing on white.

    And, of course, the Pork Tenderloin, with pickle, onion, mustard, ketchup, salt and pepper.
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/17 22:01:18 (permalink)
    Yawn.

    I'm tired of all these "best' surveys, that try to distill the flavors and essences of hundreds of thousands, or perhaps more than a million restaurants and sandwich shops across the country. It's one thing to name the best five economy cars, for example, out of a couple dozen or so; but the best five sandwiches? Putting aside the subjectibility of taste for a moment, did anyone actually try all the candidates? And, if it is a mere survey, was there any rigor applied? of course not. I guarantee no one tried the sausage/pepper/onion with marinara from Bellhop's in Hazleton.

    Worthless filler, that's all it is. Pointless.

    I like the ancient mariner's list, he had me all the way up to the Arby's and Roy's; I had an Arby's for lunch Saturday. It was... edible. I could understand someone liking it, but I couldn't understand placing it on any list of even personal top five!
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/17 22:11:33 (permalink)
    Yeah, the Ancient Mariner had me agreeing up to Arby's and Roy Rogers. Then he must have had a brain fart.
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/17 22:22:07 (permalink)
    The mariner had me until Arby's or Roy's also- and the tomato from the garden has to have mayo and salt & pepper- no butter- and the cream cheese could be on moist gooey date bread- no jelly needed.
    otherwise that's my list too
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/17 23:23:20 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by the ancient mariner

    According to a survey by MSNBC these are the top 5 in the country

    #1- Muffuletta @ Central Grocery in NO @ $11.95

    #2- Pastrami on Rye at Katz in NY @14.45

    #3- Cheesesteak @ Vesuvion in Philly @ $11.00

    #4- Maine Lobster Roll @ Sams Chowder House in California (can you
    imagine) @$19.95

    #5- Frenchy's Fantasy @ Perry's in Chi Town --$9.95

    Anyone got a comment ?? I think roadfood is expensive these days and Maine Lobster Rolls on the Left Coast is stretching it a little !!!!


    I'm curious. It's been a long time for me but, nowadays, just how much does a good lobster roll sandwich cost in one of those "hallowed halls" of Maine's eponymous lobster shacks?
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/17 23:32:47 (permalink)
    These days, I'm a bit provincial to be proclaiming the five best sandwiches in America. I'd like to have a crack at listing the five best in middle Tennessee, though.
    a) fried hot fish at Kingfish
    b) Grilled pimiento cheese W/ bacon at Henpark Market.
    c) Corregio's 10k lira sandwich off of south 12th.
    d) Burger on French bread at the place on Elliston.
    e) My fifth choice breaks the geography chains...I'm going for the Limburger and onion at Baumgartners in Monroe, Wisconsin.
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/17 23:38:14 (permalink)
    The best 5 sandwiches I can recall are.........

    Number 1. Shrimp salad on rye from Brook's luncheonette on the ground floor of the Empire State Building. Fifth Ave. side at 33rd street. Not sure if it's still there. Anyone know?
    Number 2. Pastrami on rye from Katz's deli.
    Number 3. Yes, the Muffuletta from Central Grocery, New Orleans.
    Number 4. My late mom's BLT.
    Number 5. A good grilled cheese with tomato from any diner East of the Mississippi.
    And, if I may take a liberty.........
    Number 5-1/2. Liverwurst and American cheese with German mustard on a "hard roll" with a sour pickle from Schaller & Webber on East 86th. Street in NYC.
    Don't forget the Yoo Hoo to wash it down.
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/18 01:56:35 (permalink)
    quote:
    O

    A sliced tomato (right off the vine) sandwich on white with nothing
    but butter and salt in a lot of backyards in August and September.

    No yuppy stuff--good old Roadfood every time.









    One of my all time favorites but you forgot fresh ground black pepper!
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/18 01:59:40 (permalink)
    twinwillow-
    I paid $16.00 at Red's Eats for a lobster roll three weeks ago.
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/18 02:02:43 (permalink)
    My top five include:
    1. Philly wit'
    2. B.L.T. at home with extra (real)mayo
    3. Fried Bologna
    4. Meatball Sub with Provolone
    5. Sausage Grinder with peppers and onions



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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/18 10:19:47 (permalink)
    In St. Louis I grew up on a St. Paul sandwich which was found at any chinese take out storefront....it is an egg foo young patty between two slices of plain ole white bread. Its wrapped in paper and you'd best keep it on as a sleeve for the whole thing becomes one gooey, d-lish mess. Anyone else ever have one?
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/18 10:32:25 (permalink)
    I will be in NYC next month for a school trip. Katz's is on the itinerary. Can't wait!
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/18 10:41:32 (permalink)
    1) BLT definately!! with a nice juicy tomato
    2) Stubborn Swede which is a swedish meatball sandwich made by crown bakery in Worcester
    3) #9 Steak bomb with cheese/onions/peppers/mushrooms at D'Angelos
    4) Reuben sandwich on either dark rye or pumpernickel.
    5)leftover turkey- sandwich with cranberries and dressing.
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/18 10:43:06 (permalink)
    OK, youse guys, I give up. Arby's and Roy Rogers are off the list.
    I have an excuse though, I haven't been inside either in years. They
    used to be good, so I stand corrected--I will even go stand in the
    corner with a dunce cap on.

    But I must say y'all have reminded me of 3 of my all time favorites.
    The old memory ain't what it used to be, if it ever was in the first place.

    After eliminating the two roast beef joints I will add these from your lists---

    --A great big delicious Sausage and Pepper from the Italian Hero Shop---absolutely a must

    --The cold meatloaf from my refrigerator) (or yours)with ketchup-- how could I forget that ??

    --and The Sat after Thanksgiving turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce
    ---fantastic while watching college football with the fireplace blazing away.
    Life is good sometimes.

    Sam-itches (as my mother-in-law, who was from Brooklyn, would say) are great
    comfort food-----and Long Live Comfort !!!!!! Ole !!!!
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/18 12:59:09 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by twinwillow
    Number 1. Shrimp salad on rye from Brook's luncheonette on the ground floor of the Empire State Building. Fifth Ave. side at 33rd street. Not sure if it's still there. Anyone know?


    Long, long gone.
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/18 13:01:19 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Poverty Pete

    These days, I'm a bit provincial to be proclaiming the five best sandwiches in America. I'd like to have a crack at listing the five best in middle Tennessee, though.
    a) fried hot fish at Kingfish
    b) Grilled pimiento cheese W/ bacon at Henpark Market.
    c) Corregio's 10k lira sandwich off of south 12th.
    d) Burger on French bread at Rotier's on Elliston Place.
    e) Pork barbecue sandwich at Martin's in Nolensville.


    Fixed that for ya Pete...
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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/18 13:04:57 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Stephen Rushmore Jr.

    quote:
    Originally posted by buffetbuster

    Obviously, this person has never eaten at Red's Eats in Maine for their lobster roll!
    I second that opinion!


    Third it. Best sandwich I've ever had.


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    RE: Five best sandwichs in the USA 2007/09/18 13:22:31 (permalink)
    I grew up in St. Louis and on a unique sandwich called a St. Paul. It was at every storefront chinese take out joint and consisted of an egg foo young patty between 2 slices of plain white bread. It was wrapped in paper and had a spoonful of gravy ooozing out....it was messy, but D-Lish.
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