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michaelcarraher
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What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 6:11 AM
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From The Daily Mail:
What's for lunch? Depends which state you're in! Artist creates 50 sandwiches representing every region of the U.S.
[[[<font]A dietary staple to most Americans, bringing convenient and portable meals with the helped early 1900s ability of pre-sliced bread, the sandwiches reflect each state's culture, history and especially their flavour.  ....


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2160895/Artist-Kelly-Pratt-Stately-Sandwiches-mission-create-50-sandwiches-representing-U-S-State.html#ixzz1y8dGYFvp

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 10:02 AM
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Without even looking -  Texas:  BBQ brisket w/ pickle & onion.
 
After looking; I was right about Texas, but they have the wrong kind of ham for the Virginia Ham Biscuit.  Properly, it should be salt-cured "country ham", not the "Virginia Baked Ham" illustrated. 
 
And the Carolina sandwich is also wrong; it isn't made from pulled pork shoulder; properly, it should be minced whole hog 'cue.  At least they got the sauce right. 
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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 10:39 AM
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I figured PA would be the Philly cheesesteak but I would prefer any sandwich from Primanti's. 

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 10:47 AM
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Texas: Chopped (BBQ) beef sandwich. Add-ons (sauce, onion, relish, pickle hot sauce, etc, etc, etc.) are up to the eater and what's available where your eating it.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 11:01 AM
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lleechef-
I would also prefer Primanti's over a cheesesteak but would take a Roast Pork Italian w/ broccoli rabe from Tony Luke's over either one.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 11:02 AM
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I have my doubts about the Italian Beef for Illinois. It's more of a Chicago area thing and I don't think you see it much when you get 100 miles away. Also in the area I live in the add on are gardinera or sport peppers, not green pepper.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 11:15 AM
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I hope eggs don't stop NJ from being represented properly...with Pork Roll.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 11:33 AM
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Chicken parm for Connecticut? Nah! A steak sandwich, a lobster roll, a hotdog.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 11:41 AM
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WTF is a Powerhouse for California? Really?
And it would be nice to see the other 37 states, but i guess it's a work in progress.
Omaha might want a little bite of NY's Ruben.
Beef on Weck is silent on the subject, BTW...
 
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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 12:55 PM
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I found this to be interesting yet still maintaining it's air of stupidity.
 
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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 1:02 PM
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Here in Maryland both pit beef and crabcake sandwiches have fanatical followings, but my personal fave is a fried softshell crab sandwich.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 2:12 PM
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Treetop Tom


Here in Maryland both pit beef and crabcake sandwiches have fanatical followings, but my personal fave is a fried softshell crab sandwich.
+1, though pit beef may be a bit more centralized to the greater Baltimore area.  I'm going to guess the crab cake will be the state sandwich of Maryland.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 2:37 PM
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Where did they find that roll on CT photo?   Without a doubt, CT has the best hot-oven grinders anywhere - primarily due to their grinder rolls.  That pictured roll looks like something from subway.
 
 
That ham on the VA photo also seems way out of line.   It needs to be country ham, as someone else has mentioned.
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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 2:45 PM
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Chicken parm for Connecticut? Nah! A steak sandwich, a lobster roll, a hotdog.

 
Fully agree - steak sandwich on a hard roll, hot (or cold) lobster roll or a hot dog from numerous roadside stands is much more a draw for me than a chicken parm.   

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 3:09 PM
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Chicken Parm in CT?  Really?
 
They could have easily included Washington DC's sandwich since it's mostly baloney.
 
 

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 4:10 PM
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i would say in NY, it would be Italian sausage with peppers and onions. At least at the NY State Fair, that's what the politicians get photographed eating

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 4:19 PM
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I hope SP&O will not be going on the NJ sandwich board.

If not Pork Roll c'mon eggplant.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 5:18 PM
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CCinNJ


I hope SP&O will not be going on the NJ sandwich board.

If not Pork Roll c'mon eggplant.

 
Had some pork roll on the Mohigan Sun buffet last week.   A real treat.   Wasn't sure that it was legally allowed to be served outside of NJ.   

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Mon, 06/18/12 5:28 PM
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Outisde of New Jersey? Sure. I used to get it at the 44 Diner off I-80 in Pennsylvania. They called it Taylor Ham on the menu. Heck I used to buy it at the Kroger supermarket near me here in Ohio.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Tue, 06/19/12 2:58 AM
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My vote for AZ is the Sonoran Dog. While the folklore of Sonoran Dogs remains fuzzy, this much is known. American Hot Dogs migrated to Mexico in the 1940's. At some point, either in Mexico City or Hermosillo, Sonora, someone wrapped it in Bacon, grilled it, put it in a Bolillo Roll and dressed it with tomatoes, pico or salsa, beans, onions, guacamole, mayo or creama. 
In Tucson alone, more than a 100 vendors known as hotdogueros peddle Sonoran-style hot dogs. While unique to AZ, Sonoran Dogs are starting to migrate to other areas after visitors, (Like Buffetbuster & Wandering Jew) discover them.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Tue, 06/19/12 7:50 AM
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It's over 840 miles by road from Key West to Pensacola, so I don't think there is any one sandwich that represents that whole route, but I'd vote for the Cuban (mixto) sandwich down here in SoFla.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Tue, 06/19/12 8:20 AM
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Hmmm I would suspect WI would be either a brat in a rye bun with kraut and mustard, or a grilled cheese sandwich made with cheddar cheese.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Tue, 06/19/12 9:22 AM
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Where's the turkey sub for Delaware?

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Tue, 06/19/12 9:23 AM
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Hmmm I would suspect WI would be either a brat in a rye bun with kraut and mustard, or a grilled cheese sandwich made with cheddar cheese.

A rye bun?  As good as that sounds I think a Sheboygan hard roll would probably be the more likely choice.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Tue, 06/19/12 9:27 AM
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Guess she hasn't got to the Pork Tenderloin for Indiana, yet.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Tue, 06/19/12 9:36 AM
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I think it would be difficult if not impossible to find ONE sandwich that could represent an entire state.  This strikes me more as the artist's vision of what a "state's sandwich" would be based on what is most well known/what comes to mind first when someone from outside of that state is asked to name a sandwich from that state.  Interesting displays on the cutting boards though I am more a fan of "food porn" shots showing a sandwiches in their fully-constructed, natural state.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Tue, 06/19/12 9:42 AM
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Yes she's a young artist. I love the clean organized structure of the project. Just need some pretty pink circles for NJ!!! C'mon Pork Roll!! I will donate it with a few twenties in the box for her.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Tue, 06/19/12 10:57 AM
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for Delaware, it would probably be a crabcake

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Tue, 06/19/12 2:59 PM
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bwave


Where's the turkey sub for Delaware?
 

I think he is now in Washington, sitting at the right hand of.................LOL....nvm.and no was not a political jab...just a joke

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Tue, 06/19/12 3:30 PM
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Root-Beer Man

Guess she hasn't got to the Pork Tenderloin for Indiana, yet.

I'd bet Iowa would arm wrestle you for that one!

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Tue, 06/19/12 3:31 PM
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I forgot about the turkey, stuffing and cranberry sub.
As to the one you were referencing...........he is definitly in Washington

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Tue, 06/19/12 3:32 PM
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MiamiDon

It's over 840 miles by road from Key West to Pensacola, so I don't think there is any one sandwich that represents that whole route, but I'd vote for the Cuban (mixto) sandwich down here in SoFla.

The Panhandle would probably vote for a Grouper or Mullet Sandwich.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Wed, 06/20/12 8:51 AM
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Foodbme

Root-Beer Man

Guess she hasn't got to the Pork Tenderloin for Indiana, yet.

I'd bet Iowa would arm wrestle you for that one!

Iowa at least has the Maid-Rite as a fallback...does Indiana have anything other than the BPT?
 
Brad

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Wed, 06/20/12 9:06 AM
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Yes Schnitzelbank Bratwurst so watch your back Wisconsin...

http://m.courierpress.com...hnitzelbank-bratwurst/

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Wed, 06/20/12 10:01 AM
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ScreamingChicken


Foodbme

Root-Beer Man

Guess she hasn't got to the Pork Tenderloin for Indiana, yet.

I'd bet Iowa would arm wrestle you for that one!

Iowa at least has the Maid-Rite as a fallback...does Indiana have anything other than the BPT?
Brad

If I had to pick between Iowa and Indiana for the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich, despite the pride of both states, I would have to pick Indiana if only one gets to claim the sandwich. Despite what Iowans think, they are more pervasive in Indiana and extend into more restaurants of all strata. Does Indiana have an alternative? A fried catfish sandwich was suggested by another site reviewing state sandwiches but I had always known catfish as a plate dinner and not a sandwich in Indiana.
 
For many years the Maid-Rite loose meat sandwich was Iowa first and foremost when it came to mention. I think the Iowa Pork Producers Association elevated the BPT over the Maid-Rite in just the past decade with its best pork tenderloin sandwich contest - a stroke of marketing genius.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Wed, 06/20/12 11:30 AM
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eruby


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Here in Maryland both pit beef and crabcake sandwiches have fanatical followings, but my personal fave is a fried softshell crab sandwich.
+1, though pit beef may be a bit more centralized to the greater Baltimore area.  I'm going to guess the crab cake will be the state sandwich of Maryland.


The thing is, Hon, you've gotta know that the crab cake shouldn't be served on bread, it's served on saltines. Nuf said!!

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Wed, 06/20/12 1:12 PM
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Davydd


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Foodbme

Root-Beer Man

Guess she hasn't got to the Pork Tenderloin for Indiana, yet.

I'd bet Iowa would arm wrestle you for that one!

Iowa at least has the Maid-Rite as a fallback...does Indiana have anything other than the BPT?
Brad

If I had to pick between Iowa and Indiana for the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich, despite the pride of both states, I would have to pick Indiana if only one gets to claim the sandwich. Despite what Iowans think, they are more pervasive in Indiana and extend into more restaurants of all strata. Does Indiana have an alternative? A fried catfish sandwich was suggested by another site reviewing state sandwiches but I had always known catfish as a plate dinner and not a sandwich in Indiana.

For many years the Maid-Rite loose meat sandwich was Iowa first and foremost when it came to mention. I think the Iowa Pork Producers Association elevated the BPT over the Maid-Rite in just the past decade with its best pork tenderloin sandwich contest - a stroke of marketing genius.

I associate Maid Rite's with Iowa not the BPT. So on that, Iowa should be a MR.
 
BPT for Indiana.
 
I was also thinking, for Kentucky, the Hot Brown of course. Although in the eastern half the Chili Bun would be the choice.
New York almost has to be cut in two. Pastrami on Rye in NYC area and Beef on Weck in WNY.
West Virginia and Virginia could both use the Hot Dog "All the way"
The Coney Dog for Michigan although the Pasty may qualify.
Ohio could also use the Coney Dog however it would have to be with Cinci Chili as well they could use the Double Decker.
 
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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Wed, 06/20/12 1:20 PM
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I think he is now in Washington, sitting at the right hand of.................LOL....nvm.and no was not a political jab...just a joke

He's not there yet. With luck, he'll be sent home to Michigan... or is it California... or is it Massachusetts... or Utah... or Mexico... or will he be reunited with his money in the Caymans. and no was not a political jab...just a joke

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Wed, 06/20/12 1:27 PM
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Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


FriedClamFanatic
I think he is now in Washington, sitting at the right hand of.................LOL....nvm.and no was not a political jab...just a joke

He's not there yet. With luck, he'll be sent home to Michigan... or is it California... or is it Massachusetts... or Utah... or Mexico... or will he be reunited with his money in the Caymans. and no was not a political jab...just a joke

Biden is from Michigan, or California, or Massachusetts, or Utah, or Mexico? And the veep hasmoney in the Caymans. too?


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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Wed, 06/20/12 1:33 PM
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Puerto Rico should have a sandwich board too!

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Wed, 06/20/12 1:33 PM
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Could've sworn he said "turkey." So I assumed he meant someone else...

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Wed, 06/20/12 1:35 PM
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Of course.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Wed, 06/20/12 5:04 PM
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Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Could've sworn he said "turkey." So I assumed he meant someone else...


You know what they say when you assume something! ; )
 

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Wed, 06/20/12 5:08 PM
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It has to be the cheesesteak, with all due respect to the Italian roast pork sandwich and Italian hoagie (no comment on Primanti's!).
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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Wed, 06/20/12 5:11 PM
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Felix Unger said so!!

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Wed, 06/20/12 6:33 PM
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I would say in Kentucky it's the Hot Brown

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Thu, 06/21/12 8:05 AM
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phlmaestro


It has to be the cheesesteak, with all due respect to the Italian roast pork sandwich and Italian hoagie (no comment on Primanti's!).

 
No doubt that it has to be the cheesesteak.  I was just stating my personal preference.


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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Thu, 06/21/12 8:20 AM
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Pennsylvania? The fish sandwich!

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Fri, 06/22/12 6:58 AM
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Pennsylvania? The fish sandwich!

While it's a great sandwich, it's so regionally oriented to SW Pennsylvania and not well known by non-yenzers, I'm inclined to give the honor to the Cheesesteak. Even Buffetbuster agrees in the above post.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Fri, 06/22/12 8:22 AM
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A Rueben for New York????
Seriously???? Really????
What year is this???? 1950????
 
If that's the case I'll go with a Lutefisk on Lefse for Minnesota
and a Baked Beans on Brown Bread for Massachusetts.
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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Fri, 06/22/12 9:04 AM
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Hey, I wouldn't have a problem with baked beans and brown bread for Massachusetts.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Fri, 06/22/12 9:11 AM
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Michael
 
Baked beans on brown bread was listed in the Stern's sandwich book that came out about 5 years ago.  Apparently this was a favorite of the late chef Julia Child

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Fri, 06/22/12 9:21 AM
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I happen to be a big fan of baked beans on/and brown bread. Trouble is, now I have to order the canned B&M brown bread -- or bake it myself. It was one of my favorite meals as a kid, possibly because it was one of the very few things my mother was unable to ruin.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Fri, 06/22/12 10:47 AM
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I have my doubts about the Italian Beef for Illinois. It's more of a Chicago area thing and I don't think you see it much when you get 100 miles away. Also in the area I live in the add on are gardinera or sport peppers, not green pepper.


I think she has it covered -- giardiniera for the hots, roasted green bell for the sweets (don't usually see sports on a beef, only dogs). But I think you have a point about it representing the whole state. Maybe a better candidate would be the horseshoe, which was invented in Springfield, the state capital.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Fri, 06/22/12 10:58 AM
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No surprise that N Carolina gets represented by a bbq pork. Lots of variety goes with the cut of pork, type of sauce base and slaw. I'm wary of the type of slaw pictured. Looks like simple green cabbage with a vinegar tang but most will offer slaw with a tomato/vinegar base or opposite direction with mayo. Sad to say most Carolina restaurants feature bbq in some fashion and fail in one or all the aspects of the sandwich. The best are usually not from retail but church or community bbqs. Just be looking for a cooker or smoke stack with piles of hickory feeding a fire barrel.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Fri, 06/22/12 11:06 AM
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Hot dogs should be off the board as far as sandwiches. Too many States would potentially be best represented via the hot dog...until it's no longer a sandwich project.

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Fri, 06/22/12 11:08 AM
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I just found out we, here in Wisconsin, near Brookfield-are getting a Maid-Rite! Curious to try one. Back to our state sandwich- I agree with others it would be a brat. Screaming Chicken suggests it would be served on a hard roll-which is fantastic. But having lived in Sheboygan for 5 years, thats an area thing. Everywhere else I have been, a brat is served on a good old brat bun( very different from a hot dog bun)

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Fri, 06/22/12 11:12 AM
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kland01s


I have my doubts about the Italian Beef for Illinois. It's more of a Chicago area thing and I don't think you see it much when you get 100 miles away. Also in the area I live in the add on are gardinera or sport peppers, not green pepper.


I think she has it covered -- giardiniera for the hots, roasted green bell for the sweets (don't usually see sports on a beef, only dogs). But I think you have a point about it representing the whole state. Maybe a better candidate would be the horseshoe, which was invented in Springfield, the state capital.

 
Except you don't see a horseshoe much outside of Springfield! I don't think either one could represent whole state because it's so diverse from north to south!

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Fri, 06/22/12 11:21 AM
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I agree, kland. In northern Illinois it is either a Chi-town style dog or Italian beef.More southern it may be a horseshoe-my cousin lives in Marion, and I have seen neither on a menu there........

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Re:What is your state sandwich? - Fri, 06/22/12 12:28 PM
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I happen to be a big fan of baked beans on/and brown bread. Trouble is, now I have to order the canned B&M brown bread -- or bake it myself. It was one of my favorite meals as a kid, possibly because it was one of the very few things my mother was unable to ruin.

 
That's funny, off topic, my aunt was the best cook I ever knew, but, she fried liver to the point of incineration! I grew up hating liver, until I had calf's liver that was cooked correctly and it was a marvelous thing!

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