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rwschemquest
Hamburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/03/10 13:40:19
The BEST had to be the "Cheese Jaw" from the Dinglman Truck or Wimpy's wagon parked outside on the street between Watson and Delplain Halls at Syracuse University in the late 1960's... early 1970's. Nothing in the world like it. Two juicy grease drippin' cheesburgers on a small loaf of italian bread. Like getting a free quart of 10W 30 at the Valvoline Instant Oil Change place. Just tasted soooo good in the middle of the night after about 20 beers over in Jabberwocky (the burgers there sucked, but the beer was great at 50 cents for a huge cup).

The WORST -- anything with bean sprouts or green slimy stuff drippin out of it or anything with the meatless burgers -- those things are disgusting !!!!!
MandalayVA
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/03/11 03:03:02
The best sandwich for me is a ham/salami/provolone sub from Orlando's in my hometown Colts Neck, NJ. Great bread, tons of meat and cheese and just the right amount of lettuce, tomato, oil and vinegar. They make the five-hour car trip between there and Richmond easily, I've found.

The worst had to be when I was in London and bought what was called a "chicken curry sandwich" at a Tube station. It literally looked like vomit on a stale baguette. And it tasted worse.
stevencarry
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/03/11 03:11:26
Pret a Manger in London, I love that chicken curry sando. But i'll bet your
Jersey one was good too. I'm versatile.
MandalayVA
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/03/11 21:11:52
This was almost eighteen years ago, but I'm pretty sure the offending sandwich wasn't Pret a Manger. I did have another chicken curry sandwich at some stand in Camden down the street from my hotel which was really good.
jchiszar
Junior Burger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/03/12 18:17:39
One of the best sandwiches I ever had was at a now forgotten place in San Jose, CA.
Pounded abalone on toasted white bread with a smidg of tarter sauce. You got that, an ice cream scoop of macaroni salad, and ice tea....for $20.00.

Worth every dime.,
dadetigl
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/03/12 20:10:33
quote:
Originally posted by MilwFoodlovers

I don't really agree with you on that rueben and pastrami choice being my personal best, but you're referring to "Original Pierre Maspero's" 440 Chartres. Its hard to find bad food in New Orleans and I hope to see the day when I can return. I'm afraid my old favorite Uglesich will be joining my beloved Chez Helene as places that exist only in memories. I still have Irene's Cuisine and Coop's as re-opened destinations and that great new place I havn't tried yet
dadetigl
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/03/12 20:22:40
quote:
Originally posted by MilwFoodlovers

I don't really agree with you on that rueben and pastrami choice being my personal best, but you're referring to "Original Pierre Maspero's" 440 Chartres. Its hard to find bad food in New Orleans and I hope to see the day when I can return. I'm afraid my old favorite Uglesich will be joining my beloved Chez Helene as places that exist only in memories. I still have Irene's Cuisine and Coop's as re-opened destinations and that great new place I havn't tried yet


I'm sorry to hear Chez Helene's has closed. Back in the mid 70's, we would go there on Sunday afternoon at least once a month. I always got the stuffed pork chops and cheese macaroni. Delicious. I heard the fried chicken was great, but always ordered the pork chops. Full meal that a student could afford.
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/03/12 20:58:15
Not only did the Chez close, Austin Leslie suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after the Katrina hit. For students of fine 70's television, the Chez was the model for the restaurant on the show "Frank's Place" and Austin was the model for his chef, Big Arthur, on the show. IMHO there has never been a better fictional tv show that was themed somehow with food.
http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/F/htmlF/franksplace/franksplace.htm
lennonlover2005
Hamburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/03/12 21:04:13
My favorite sandwich was the veggie burger at Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger in Ann Arbor Michigan. You can get anything on it like you can with the burgers! My fiance says go for the triple cheddar with with everything.
Does anyone remember that sandwich lady who was helped out by Oprah? Apparently Oprah loved her sandwich so much that she saved this woman from closing her place. I would like to know where this place is and what the sandwich had on it. I saw that episode on TV and the sandwich looked amazing!
dadetigl
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/03/12 21:12:37
All of my best sandwiches are from the past in New Orleans. I lived there off and on from 1973-1986. I guess I just love Po-Boys.
70's---Domilise's Shrimp po-boy with hot sauce
Early 80's--- Mother's Ferdi Special with debris. Roast beef and swiss Po-boy with gravy at Acey's Pool Hall. Washed down with a couple of Dixie beers.
We left in '86 and wanted to go back after 20 yrs., Katrina made a mess of it. I absolutely love NOLA. Hope to go back soon.
Worst sandwich was in a shop at the north end of Camden, Maine last year. Ordered a Lobster roll that turned out to be one of the most rubbery, tasteless sandwiches I have ever had. Expensive, too.
Another good sandwich is the Club Sandwich at Reilly's Pub north on Hilton Head Island.
stevencarry
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/03/12 21:15:22
LennonLover2005, I believe it was a Chicken Curry from a place in San Luis Obispo ,Ca
near Santa Barbara where Oprah lives in nearby Montecito

Here it is , I found it (us roadfooders take of each other)
If you search favorite sandwich on oprah.com there are other storys

http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/200411/omag_200411_food_sandwich.jhtml
dadetigl
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/03/12 21:38:06
My wife and I loved Frank's Place, being from NO. We have all of them on tape though they are starting to disintigrate. I always thought it was Dookie Chase, but now that I remember Sunday's after church, I can see Chez Helene (or maybe I just forgot. age) in Frank's Place. Back in the 70's there were neighborhood restaraunts that everyone in the area went to. But, if they were good, people would go out of their way and drive to them. This was one of those.
Popeye's mid-70's at Washington and Napolean. The almost original, the best.
ScreenBear
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/03/16 17:11:06
So, now that the 2nd Avenue Deli is no more, who has the best pastrami sandwich in NYC?
The Bear
club_soda_and_salt
Junior Burger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/03/26 01:54:26
the best sanwich i have ever had is a chicken mozzarella sun dried tomato panini with pesto sauce from cafe paccino, its simply fantastic... the worst i have ever had was at subway, i odered a blt, the bread was stodgy, the bacon was plasticy and the veg tasted of sugar, they should be put out of business from crimes against the sandwich community ... just to throw it out there also ....... WHAT MAKES A GOOD SANDWICH??
meep2g
Junior Burger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/05/24 18:27:43
the worlds worst sandwich is a nathans hot dogs steak and cheese. I got one in washington and it was the #1 worst thing i have ever ate. I couldnt even finish it.

On another note, the best sandwitch i have had is the super grinder at a little market along the beach in Westerly, Rhode Island. It is 11 different slices of thickly cut deli meats, every kind they have. I get it with lettuce, oil, pickles, tomato, salt, pepper and american cheese. The pepper there is actually a real treat, i dont know why, but it just tastes so good and is thickly ground. Also the american cheese is under te meats and when they give it a light toasting it doesnt melt, and it gets this really good texture where it is sort of creamy. SOOOO good
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/06/03 06:11:36
quote:
Originally posted by meep2g

the worlds worst sandwich is a nathans hot dogs steak and cheese. I got one in washington and it was the #1 worst thing i have ever ate. I couldnt even finish it.

On another note, the best sandwitch i have had is the super grinder at a little market along the beach in Westerly, Rhode Island. It is 11 different slices of thickly cut deli meats, every kind they have. I get it with lettuce, oil, pickles, tomato, salt, pepper and american cheese. The pepper there is actually a real treat, i dont know why, but it just tastes so good and is thickly ground. Also the american cheese is under te meats and when they give it a light toasting it doesnt melt, and it gets this really good texture where it is sort of creamy. SOOOO good




I've had a lot of Nathan's hot dogs at Coney Island and other places, the others are not as good. I've never had a Nathan's hot dog steak and cheese, do not think I would like that either.

John
Brookerme
Hamburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/06/03 07:49:05
Best: recently got the special at Park Ave Cafe in NYC. Sliced lamb tenderloin with carmelized onions and goat cheese on grilled focacia with a little aoli mayo. Ambrosia.

Worst: Hawaiian sandwich in my college cafeteria. grilled cheese with ham and pineapple. Ham with so much gristle that when you bit into the sandwich you'd pull out the whole slice. 30 years ago and I'll still never order one.
billyboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/06/28 05:15:34
Worst sandwich I ever had was at a "deli" on South James Street in Rome, NY about 11 years ago. I ordered the reuben and got 1 slice of corned beef, 1 slice of swiss, no saurkraut, no dressing on dry rye bread. I looked at the guy behind the counter like he was crazy. I gave it back and refused to pay for it. If you work at a deli and don't know how to make a reuben, find a new career!
The best sandwich? That's hard, as I happily am a food geek and keep a list of my best sandwich experiences over the years. Its a toss-up between the roast pork at Tony Luke's on 9th Ave in NYC, homemade lobster rolls at my aunt's place in New Harbor, ME, the ham salad sandwich on Columbus Bakery bread at the Brooklyn Pickle in Syracuse, and the Reuben at Big Daddy's Subs on N. James Street in Rome, NY.
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2006/06/28 09:23:06
Worst: An Olive and cheese sandwich on a train while backpacking in Europe. It was two slices of cheap, old white bread with one slice of a soft white cheese with olives running throughout (like an olive loaf meat). Worst part is, i ate the whole thing. Youth.

Best: Cracked conch burger (really more like a sandwich) on Elbow Cay in the Bahamas. Conch that has been cleaned and tenderized, and then battered and fried to golden brown. Served with homemade tarter, tomato and lettuce.
markie205
Junior Burger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2007/01/21 00:28:10
quote:
Originally posted by CraigieFresh

There is a restaurant in the Poconos in a town called Kresgeville, PA called Platz's. They have the most incredible buffalo shrimp...huge butterflied jumbo shrimp, battered and covered in a spicy buffalo sauce sent down from heaven. Platz's also makes a mean cheesesteak. What I like to do is order a cheesesteak and also an order of buffalo shrimp. I take the tails off the shrimp and stuff them into the cheesesteak. Then I cover the whole sandwich in homemade bleu cheese dressing. I call this sandwich "The Defender".

One time while eating "The Defender" my uterus fell out.


Yes, Platz' is worth the ride, both for the food and the local diners.

For NE Pennsylvania travelers, Platz' is only a couple of hundred yards from the Lehighton/Route 209 exit of the PA Turnpike Northeast extension (the first exit north of Allentown). Ask the toll taker to point you in the right direction.
Ranger Steve
Junior Burger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2007/02/02 21:33:21
The worst sandwiches around are the roast beef at Roy Rogers. They used to be good, but Roy died and so did the quality of the food.

The tongue on rye bread that I had at the Carnegie Deli in NYC 20 years ago still lives in my memory. You don't see tongue for sale anymore. Why?

The fried shrimp poor boy that I had recently at the Spinning Wheel Diner (Route 22 inbetween Lebanon and White House, New Jersey was really good, but made for clumsy eating.

The Deli Works - Route 31, north of FLemington, NJ and across from the Hunterdon Medical Center has really great subs. A full sub is about a foot and a half long and 6 inches wide.
russ2304
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2008/01/21 13:41:48
Don't know if this is best thread for this,however,I have just had the WORST pastrami sandwich I have ever had,anywhere where great deli exists,at the newly re-opened 2nd
Ave. Deli in NYC. To the look --perfection beautiful marbled meat (almost Kobe like)peppered outside all looked incredible.Ordered on rye w/mustard took first bite and both my wife and I were silent and crest fallen----there was absolutely no taste at all to the meat. I mean zero----texture was incredible---no taste-----we couldn't believe it. None of that wonderful smokey robust brisket taste associated with great pastrami but-no taste at all. Great sour pickles ---passable potatoe knish---zero pastrami and two sodas-for thirty bucks--------never again.What a disappointment.Oh well Artie's on Upper West Side here we come.
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2008/01/21 13:53:29
Well, since the thread has been revived...

The worst sandwiches have probably been from machines, or roach coaches, or 7-11's. But at an actual restaurant:

A couple of years ago, I went to a diner called The Flamingo, a mile up US-1, in Palmetto Bay, and ordered a reuben sandwich for lunch. The cook must have got his training at one of those "steak sub" places that chops up the beef on a flat-top grill. The filling for the sandwich seemed like it had been run through a blender. Ick! They have since closed.

The best was a muffaletta at the Napoleon House in the French Quarter in New Orleans.
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2008/01/21 13:57:06
quote:
Originally posted by Brookerme

Worst: Hawaiian sandwich in my college cafeteria. grilled cheese with ham and pineapple. Ham with so much gristle that when you bit into the sandwich you'd pull out the whole slice. 30 years ago and I'll still never order one.

When I was in college the campus dining hall served a sandwich that was called "Poppyseed Surprise". Canadian bacon (the round slices like McDonald's uses) and Swiss-style processed cheese on a white burger bun that had been topped with poppyseeds and minced onion and brushed with some sort of oily yellow substance (probably melted margarine or something similar). But while I loathed Poppyseed Surprise (largely because of the onion, which couldn't be picked off without taking large chunks of bun with it) I had friends who would eat 4 or 5 of them at a meal.

Brad
Rapunzll
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2008/01/21 14:18:55
I hope I haven't already posted this, but when I went to visit my son when he lived in Tacoma WA, he took me to what looked like a convenience store, but when I ate the sandwich they made for me....... OMG it was great! http://www.yelp.com/biz/msm-deli-tacoma#hrid:d7_TFfVej6ZqNdQ-vLhtVg
wmceaton
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2008/01/21 15:15:06
Best sandwich for me is the "small" pastrami @ Harolds in Edison, NJ. Words cant describe the delight of the first bite into one of those, so i'm not even going to try.
Worst sandwich ever was at a "deli" in Troy, NH at the rotary. Asked for a corned beef sandwich with mustard. I got 2 slices of conrned beef & cheap yellow on Wonder Bread...now I know why there is a waiting period for guns.
Navy_Brat913
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2008/01/24 12:21:52
Best sandwich: Coming up with a tie.

1.Years ago, before the quality of Schlotzky's went WAY down, I loved their original on jalapeno cheese bread. I have noticed the jalapeno cheese bread was always more moist and flavorful than their basic sourdough. And, like Subway, not all Schlotzky's are the same. The one I had in San Diego was hands down the best, the worst was in Mobile, AL. The one in Washington, DC isn't too bad, and the one in Ann Arbor, MI was so so.

2.There is a deli in Springfield, VA (about 5 miles from me) called Bozzeli Bros Deli. They serve pasta, pizza, sandwiches and subs. I have never eaten anything but the subs, and they are the best. Their most popular is my favorite, a pepperoni, steak and provolone sandwich, served hot with thinly sliced white onions, hot pepper relish, tomato and lettuce. Most get theirs with mayo, I love mine with mustard. It's messy as all getout, but god is it heaven. The secret is that like Salumi, they use only top quality meats, although they don't cure it themselves like the owner of Salumi does, they get their meats from a small distributor, not from a huge chain. Even their plain ham or turkey sandiwches are fantastic, and even better the second time around. More expensive than Subway, lol, but so much better there is no comparison.

Bad? Nothing that is burned into my memory. I love sandwiches, and like pizza, have never had one bad enough that it comes to mind.
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2008/02/07 09:27:32
The best? That`s a hard one but one of them has to be a large roast beef with barbecue sauce,mayo and cheese from Kelly`s in Revere Ma. though it`s hard to find a bad roast beef anywhere around here.The absolute worst was from a chain called Mike`s Subs that was around here (very) briefly in the 80s. I got something called a "Hot Luke" that was billed as a "Fiesta of steak,mushrooms,onions and peppers" when I got home with it I couldn`t believe my eyes to see that I had purchased a 2nd rate sub roll with 2 small stips of steak,a couple of canned mushrooms,a couple of pepper strips and no onion.For one of the few times in my life I was disgusted enough to call and complain,which got me nowhere.These "subs" were billed as being "From the Province de Quebec",all I can say is if this is Canadas idea of a sandwich I pity them.
Big Kahuna Kooks
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2008/02/18 12:47:17
Best: Rueben sandwich at a small local diner Seagulls in West Palm Beach. It was perfect from the size, to the butter oozing out from the grilled bread to the perfect amount of meat, cheese, kraut and dressing. It was hefty but not humongous....
bkk
hawgbones
Junior Burger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2008/02/23 15:40:24
Any sandwich at Dagwoods Subs in Bloomington, IN. They are huge. It was my Sunday night treat while I was going to IU. Best way to start off a week.

Worst sandwich when ever anyone sneaks a sliced tomato in and I don't catch it. Ruins the whole sandwich for me.
myterry2
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2008/02/23 15:45:18
Worst...anything from Subways immitation meat line up.
djmsalem
Hamburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2008/02/23 16:16:26
I'm sure I've had some terrible sandwiches, but they are thankfully lost to memory.

I think the best -- or at least the most satisfying -- sandwich I ever bought was at the Palace Delicatessen in the Bronx, now long gone, circa 1964. I must have been 12, and the corned beef on rye was the first I ever bought in the city, by myself. The Palace corned beef was sensational; warm, hand-sliced and just slightly fatty, and the rye bread was the stuff that I still dream about.

And I know that in these posts we try to stay away from the praise of home cooking unavailable to the public, but truly the best and most influential sandwich I ever had was my grandmother's garlic-salt hamburger that she'd make for my family for the ride home when we'd visit. In her ground beef she'd mix what would now be considered a frightening amount of garlic salt, then pan-fry them and put them on kaiser rolls.

She would wrap them in wax paper and put them in a paper bag, to be eaten cold. Well, we'd get into the car and the smell of garlic would just drive us crazy, so we'd be eating them within minutes. They were great, dense burgers that you could taste for a week.

Even now, 45 years later, I can't get into a car without wanting to eat on the drive.
WVCitySlicker
Hamburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2008/02/29 08:47:54
I stopped at a convience store yesterday morning and picked up a pre-made chicken salad sandwich for lunch, it had very little chicken salad, and the bread was sort of gummy, the expiration date was March 20. 2008. I live in WV and this sandwich was made by the Grand Strand Sandwich Company in SC - I guess for $1.49 I got what I paid for. Has anyone every heard of this company before, it said on their website that they make 20,000 sandwiches a day.....[
LoveMyLab
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2008/02/29 10:44:09
The worst was a sandwich at a hospital about ten years ago. Horrible. At two in the morning there really was not a choice.

It was suppose to be a turkey sandwich on a kaiser roll. This sub-species consisted of brown lettuce, wilted, wrinkled paper thin two slices of tomato with part of the stem still attached. One piece of overly processed turkey. This piece was slimy, slippery, and fatty. A perfect combination for an intestinal illness. A tiny dab of oily mayonnaise, at least one teaspoon's worth. That was all inside, now for the outside. The roll was so old and stale the crust fell off in sections as it was unwrapped. At least it was served at the hospital. If you were to become ill, emergency help was available!

Laura
Navy_Brat913
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2008/03/12 02:49:23
I need to update in the front runner for best sandwich--I had 2 great sammies last weekend. One was from my favorite deli, Bozelli Bros in Springfield, VA.....it was a BLT sub. I really am not a blt fan, but done by them I am. Fresh bread, very high quality bacon, great tomato, good lettuce, no mayo, but hot pepper relish added. I was sold. The next day I went to Red Robin and got their BLTA Croissant, and it was surprisingly good. Served on a fresh croissant, they have bacon, lettuce, tomato, turkey and avacado. YUM! It was actually better the second time around, and I am really not into mayo, lol.
josefinajoisey
Hamburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2008/08/14 10:14:26
Best sandwich, hands down at Saranac Sourdough in Lake Placid. All of their sandwiches are great, but my favorite is Jerk Chicken, spicy as all hell, with a big slice of pineapple on top, served on raisin bread. I surprised myself when I ordered it, and immediately fell in love. The combo of sweet and extra spicy is phenomenal. My mouth is watering, just thinking of it.
WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2008/08/14 10:25:42
I can remember a terrible sandwich I had about 6 weeks ago. Stopped at a gas station while driving from ND to IA and grabbed a turkey sandwich for the road. Bread was dry, turkey was dry and flavorless, non-descript cheese was rubbery, and the mustard packet that came with the sandwich squirted water then paste. All for $4.99

I was starving and forced down 2-3 bites before I gave up. Stopped a bit further down the road for an indian fry bread taco stand which was much much better.
carolina bob
Filet Mignon
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2009/01/26 21:33:52
Both the best and the worst sandwiches I've ever had are italian beefs, and the two could not possibly be more different. The best is the beef and sausage combo at Mr. Beef on Chicago's near North Side. An absolutely perfect sandwich that cannot be improved upon; dipped with hot giardinera is the way I like it. And then there's John's Italian Beef at Sibley Blvd. and Kedzie Ave. in Posen IL. There ought to be a law against serving people food like this. I've had some bad beefs in Chicagoland, but this abomination was the worst ever. The beef had an unappealing texture, and both the "juice" ( gravy ) and giardinera tasted terrible. I managed to force about half of it down before I gave up and tossed the damn thing away. Lesson learned.
post edited by nocarolina - 2009/06/29 12:35:58
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2009/01/27 08:38:33
I read thru this topic & found a curious omission...nary a mention of Buffalo's other great contribution to road food: roast beef on a 'weck with horseradish. Years ago I would work three weeks a year in that town & always looked forward to having these for lunch. Don't remember any of the places we got them, but they all seemed very good.
Big Kahuna Kooks
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2009/01/27 08:54:02
Some of the best I can recall:
1. St. Paul sandwich in St. Louis
2. Oyster Po Boy on Magazine Street, NOLA
3. Rueben at a Diner in Juno Beach, FL
4. BBQ Pork sandwiches in St. Charles, MO
5. Korean BBQ lettuce wraps in Houston
6. Chicago Dog at Bar across from Wrigley Field
bkk
Big Kahuna Kooks
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2009/01/27 09:53:45
Oooooops fogot
7. Lobster roll with melted butta in New Haven, CT
dannybotz
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2009/01/27 10:15:54
The worst was "TGI FRIDAYS"2 crispy fried chicken breasts tenders topped with blue cheese and hot sauce on a french baquette>> sounds great but what i got was...

2 soggy chicken fingers smothered in blue cheese dressing with no hot sauce on get this and i swear with witnesses a"TOASTED HOT DOG ROLL" i havent been to fridays in about 8 years since.....and theres not many places i wont go!

the best??  oh there are soooo many!!
Niagara
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2009/01/27 10:25:57
Steak & cheese sub at Viola's on Elmwood Avenue in Niagara Falls, NY.  Local family owned joint on a sidestreet behind the City Market that the tourists can't find.

 Great crusty rolls, and I don't think they've cleaned the flattop since I was in high school.  We took our daughter there, and she decided that it must be the place Tony Soprano ate lunch at when he was in WNY.

My favorite here in the Midwest is Arthur Bryan's beef sandwich in KC.
the grillman
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2009/01/27 10:33:28
Big Kahuna Kooks

Some of the best I can recall:
1. St. Paul sandwich in St. Louis
2. Oyster Po Boy on Magazine Street, NOLA
3. Rueben at a Diner in Juno Beach, FL
4. BBQ Pork sandwiches in St. Charles, MO
5. Korean BBQ lettuce wraps in Houston
6. Chicago Dog at Bar across from Wrigley Field
bkk

Big Kahuna, where did you get the pork sandwich in St Charles?
 
Also, the St. Paul sandwich?
 
thanks
Beef&Fries
Hamburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2009/01/27 10:50:45
Best sandwich is easy, beef at Arthur Bryants bbq in KC,

Everything about it, you hand the counterman a plate through the little window and tell him "beef & fries" and watch him grab a huge handfull of just sliced brisket off the slicer, he plops it on a slice of white bread and smears it with a paintbrush full of that amazing sauce as he flattens it with another slice of white bread, slices it on the diagonal and puts on on your plate.

And of course the fries that come with it our outstanding, real lard of course.

There is so much beef regulars always grab more white bread and make several small sandwiches,

worst sandwich is tough, airline food it too easy, most recent crappy sandwich I recall is a reuben at McAlisters Deli in Ward Parkway Shopping Center here in KC, in my quest to find the greatest reuben in the world (and thanks to all for the reuben references in this thread) this one was just horrible in every way, didn't even toast or grill the bread for starters and it went downhill from there.
easy1
Junior Burger
Re:Best and worst sandwich 2009/01/27 10:56:19
I was twelve years old, 1972, skiing in New Hampshire @ Loon Mt.  At the summit is a small snack-shack that serves sandwiches, hot drinks, snacks, etc.  I had THE BEST grilled ham and cheese.  It was deli-ham, swiss cheese, on white bread cooked on a flat-top grill in butter.  Nothing spectacular about any of this, but at the time I was starving from skiing all morning, and boy did it hit the spot with a cup of cocoa.  It was so good, I skied down the mountain, found my mother, and hit her up for $2 more to go back for another, and it was that good!
Gumbo191
Hamburger
Re:Best and worst sandwich 2009/01/27 11:42:19
BEST: Ferdi Special at Mothers in Nawlins, La. Roasted Ham smothered with Roast Beef "debris" and gravy topped with cabbage slaw on Po Boy bread.....OMG!
 
Worst: Red Robin chicken sandwich
Tardog
Junior Burger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2009/01/27 12:05:32
The Best I have ever had unfortunately is no more. The Cuban sandwich @ The Kool Korner Grocery in Atlanta was the greatest. Pork, Ham,Cheese,Jalapenos, Pressed Bread....fantastic. The owner moved to Birmingham so maybe he will reopen there. If he does I will make the drive.
ChrisOC
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2009/02/01 15:50:46
IMHO the messier and gooeyer the sandwich, the better it is, ergo the best sandwich is one you must eat over the kitchen sink.

Chris
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2009/02/01 16:02:53
The best? Moms broiled cheese( colby) with pepperoni on Italian bread.worst? Subway.
Cmaccready
Junior Burger
Re:Best and worst sandwich 2009/02/01 17:09:28

my husband is from Chicago and we have lived in Columbus, OH since 2005. needless to say he  missed his Chicago Italian beef sandwiches untill we discovered "Wholly Joes" near Polaris in Lewis Center. slightly north of Columbus.  Their Italian Beef ranks right up there with his Favorite Chicago sandwich shop.  and they also have authentic deep dish pizza, Chicago beef hot dogs and the best Chocolate Cake around.  I would recommend this to anyone but especialy anyone transplanted from Chicago who wants a taste of home.
Big Kahuna Kooks
Cheeseburger
Re:Best and worst sandwich 2009/03/13 15:42:20
Stlouisguy;
I got the BBQ pork sandwiches in St. Charles at a little placetowards downtown. I don't remember the name of the place, but I used to work at the CMC stereo store and that was one of our favorite lunches. They served them on buns with cole slaw on top. First time i ever had it that way. We also used to eat steak dinners at Covello's on pay day... it was a little bar that had the best affordable steaks with tobacco onions.  The St. Paul sandwich was at a chinese take out on Grand across the street from the theater. I used to go to SLU and stopped there often.
marzsit
Cheeseburger
Re:Best and worst sandwich 2009/03/14 05:33:04
my favorite sandwich is a reuben, but no restaurant or deli i've ever been to can make one the way i like it... it's a very simple recipe really: 2 slices of rye bread (dark, light or caraway, doesn't matter...) filled with real corned beef and real swiss cheese, with plenty of well-drained sauerkraut. spread the outside of the bread with real butter (salted or unsalted, doesn't matter...) and grill like you would make a grilled cheese sandwich until crispy and delicious.  seems simple enough?
 
  you would not believe how badly some restaurants can 'fix' such a simple sandwich..... it really throws them when i insist on absolutely no 'dressing' (1000 island, russian or whatever..) or no mayo or any sort of slime on my sandwich... "well-drained" kraut seems to mean that i want extra kraut juice soaking my bread as well.... it doesn't help that i'm in the seattle area, but i have had equally bad sandwiches served to me in other parts of the country as well. grilled sandwiches aren't supposed to be soggy, nasty bricks....:(
marzsit
Cheeseburger
Re:Best and worst sandwich 2009/03/14 05:52:13
my other favorite sandwich is served at what would definately be considered a roadfood location :)  
 
 pecos pit seattle :) google pecos pit seattle for more info..... i'm a seattle native, and i remember when this place opened because there used to be an army-navy surplus store across the street when i was a little kid. it's also kiddy-corner to the starbucks headquarters... i'm not a s'bucks fan fwiw...... pecos has been here for at least 35 years with no advertising.
 
 
  pecos is a walk-up lunch window place, they have some picnic tables but that's about it..... the food is wonderful and simple. be warned- if you ask for hot(spicy!), you will be served hot..... mostly bbq sandwiches, spicy sausage and bbq beans that can be like eating molten lava at times, but still wonderfully flavorful :) ask for mild, they'll also give you that if that's what you really want......:)
angel92
Junior Burger
Re:Best and worst sandwich 2009/08/06 11:12:59
The worst sandwich I ever had was a cheesesteak from one of the local pizza shops.  When I unwrapped the sandwich I thought they wrapped up a soggy, grease covered roll instead of my sandwich.  Unfortunately that soggy, grease covered roll was the sandwich.  There was barely any steak or onion, what there was of it was layered on top of 2 slices of unmelted american cheese, of the plastic wrapper variety.

The best sandwich I ever had was probably a reuben I had at Horn and Horn Restaurant in Lebanon, PA.  It was delicious!  The rye bread was so dark it almost looked black, it was piled high with lean corned beef, crisp sauerkraut, and melted swiss.  They served it with some seriously good skin-on french fries and the most sour dill pickles I've ever encountered.
easy1
Junior Burger
Re:Best and worst sandwich 2009/08/06 11:54:54
I've had a lot of bad sandwiches, not really worth naming, but here are a few of my favorites:

- D'Angelo's Steak Bomb
- Red's Eats Lobster roll
- Lindsey's Golden BBQ Chicken
- Lobster Pot clamroll
- My all time favorite, flat top grilled ham/cheese (swiss), served at the snack bar on the summit of Wildcat Mt. ski area in NH.  I was twelve, and I'll never forget how that sandwich tasted.  It was so good, I skied to the bottom, got more money from my backpack, and went up for another sandwich.
Dog Boss
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2009/08/06 20:52:56
 

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RE: Best and worst sandwich - Wed, 06/30/04 6:28 AM ( #46 )



One of the best I had recently was the "Fat Mess", from a cheesesteak shop near me. It contained (all on one roll) steak, mozzarella sticks, provelone cheese, mozzarella cheese, french fries and pizza sauce...messy as all hell to eat, but it was heaven!!
 
 
 
sounds like a copy kat sandwich, the RUTGERS grease trucks, been selling them for year's.
post edited by Dog Boss - 2009/08/06 20:57:19
kirstine
Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2009/08/06 21:17:58
My favourite sandwich is one made with the turkey, ham and stuffing leftovers the day after Christmas...also good heated with a little gravy.

Worst is usually those prepackaged ones from convenience stores with their chemical tasting lettuce and bread, plus I've had a few slimy ones from Subway!
bartl
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2009/08/10 12:53:50
When I was in college, there was a sandwich shop that pretty much made anything you wanted (if you ask for a hamburger with "everything", they would ask you if you REALLY wanted ice cream and spinach on your hamburger). So, when we played poker and someone went out for sandwiches, it was appreciated when your requests were specific. One of the players, one night, said, "bring me anything." The rest of us, notably the guy who was going out to pick them up, tried to pin down the player, but he refused to be more specific.

What was brought back was a peanut butter, pickle and mustard sandwich on a hero.

Not only did the player actually eat the sandwich, but it became his standard order.

My favorite back then was what was called an "Italian Club": turkey, provolone and prosciutto on a hero with lettuce, olive oil, vinegar, oregano and black pepper.
scovig
Junior Burger
RE: Best and worst sandwich 2009/08/10 13:14:55
Among the best I've eaten are the roast pork with sharp provolone from Tony Luke's in Philly. The simple pastrami on rye with mustard at Katz' in NYC is right up there as well. The worst would be anything from the ESPN cafeteria.
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