Regional Sandwiches

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kozel
Double Cheeseburger
2013/05/23 09:34:43
Nice slideshow of sandwiches by region. 
 
http://www.grubstreet.com...gional-sandwiches.html
 
...but where is the cheesesteak and muffaletta?????
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/23 10:05:55
Thanks kozel, I thouroughly enjoyed that post. I have in the past during my travels eaten a few of these. I grew up with the I talian beef, had grinders and subs all over new England and even though they aren't mentioned I have consumed quite a few cheesesteaks. Can't get a decent muffaletta here in Austin though.
trzhotel
Cheeseburger
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/23 10:43:22
Great list, not just some summary of stuff everybody has already seen on television fifty times already. Some of these are only in a few neighborhoods, the cheesesteak or muffaletta have giant footprints compared to the Egg Foo Yung of Minnesota Sandwich.
rumaki
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/23 13:01:30
That's "St. Paul," not "Minnesota" sandwich.  It's available in St. Louis, MO, and environs, though as a child I remember the now-defunct Jong Mea Chinese-American restaurant in Indianapolis served an egg foo young (that's how they spelled it) sandwich at lunchtime.
 
I've never seen it in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/23 13:18:36
Interesting that they attributed the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich to Indiana. Actually it is very strong all around Indiana, out state Illinois, all of Iowa and quite a bit of Missouri. After that it dies out rather quickly. They mentioned Nick's Kitchen, Plump's Last Shot and the Aristocrat as examples. Guess what? I was at Nick's Kitchen Tuesday and the Aristocrat last night.
 
Nick's Kitchen

 
The Aristocrat

Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/23 13:24:01
Davydd:  That does not surprise me.  Those things are like a magnet for you.  It seems to me that you have visited any place worth visiting over the years.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
rumaki
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/23 13:25:46
Davydd: Has the Aristocrat reopened after their fire?  I love that place.  Especially on Saturday nights when Hogeye Navvy performs!
kland01s
Filet Mignon
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/23 13:27:58
I thought we did this regional sandwich thing once before.
SeamusD
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/23 13:53:23
I'm halfway between beef on weck and spiedie country, which is perfectly fine with me! We make our own spiedies in the summer, and I can get a good beef on weck at a few places. Love it all.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/23 14:09:57
Just to aggravate Bruce Bilmes, Davydd and Mar
 
I want to know where those Boston baked beans on brown bread Sandwiches, Minnesota lutefisk on lefse and LA Veggie Wraps are???
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/23 14:10:00
The Chicago entry for Italian beef needs a footnote about the beef-and-sausage combo.
myterry2
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/23 15:46:33
What great pictures....yum.
jm199
Cheeseburger
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/23 17:11:49
Where are the Polish Boy sandwiches from Cleveland? I could go for one right now!
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/23 20:04:33
rumaki

Davydd: Has the Aristocrat reopened after their fire?  I love that place.  Especially on Saturday nights when Hogeye Navvy performs!

From what I can tell it may have reopened last December. There was a review on it in the Indianapolis Star.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/24 07:55:08
jm199-
I was also looking for the Polish Boys, which certainly should have been on the list.  And have you ever heard of a Primanti's sandwich called a French fry sandwich?  That is a new one on me.
 
Still, that is just quibbling.  This is one of the best lists of these kind that I have seen.  Really well done with beautiful photos. 
 
Michael Hoffman & leechef-
Did you see Bert's Wooden Indian get a mention under the hot roast beef sandwich?
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/24 08:02:26
buffetbuster

jm199-
I was also looking for the Polish Boys, which certainly should have been on the list.  And have you ever heard of a Primanti's sandwich called a French fry sandwich?  That is a new one on me.

Still, that is just quibbling.  This is one of the best lists of these kind that I have seen.  Really well done with beautiful photos. 

Michael Hoffman & leechef-
Did you see Bert's Wooden Indian get a mention under the hot roast beef sandwich?

And they included Mai Lee for St Paul Sandwiches in St Louis...
I've been telling people to go there for years....but no one listens..
rneiner
Hamburger
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/24 08:37:45
Have great memories of eating ST Paul sandwiches in ST Louis I think I need to go back and get one would anyone know where to go
rneiner
Hamburger
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/24 08:40:05
Is Mai Lee open and do you know what part of town .
 
Thanks for your help.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/24 08:50:05
rneiner

Is Mai Lee open and do you know what part of town .

Thanks for your help.


Yes, Mai Lee is located in the Brentwood Light Rail Parking Garage (1st floor)
Here is the St Paul Sandwich I enjoyed back in 2011
 

 
rneiner
Hamburger
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/24 10:12:39
Looks great----l will let you know how it is----can't wait
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/24 11:33:35
buffetbuster

jm199-
I was also looking for the Polish Boys, which certainly should have been on the list.  And have you ever heard of a Primanti's sandwich called a French fry sandwich?  That is a new one on me.

Still, that is just quibbling.  This is one of the best lists of these kind that I have seen.  Really well done with beautiful photos. 

Michael Hoffman & leechef-
Did you see Bert's Wooden Indian get a mention under the hot roast beef sandwich?

I saw it, and immediately decided that next time to heck with the ham barbeque, I'm having that. By the way, we went to Bert's Wooden Angel with lleechef's mother for Mothers Day. Great place. Great service. Really great wines. Oh, and the food's awfully good, too.
post edited by Michael Hoffman - 2013/05/24 11:35:59
bosco lover
Cheeseburger
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/24 12:05:30
I do love regional sandwiches. One they forgot, also from Fall River MA, is the hot cheese sandwich. A gob of melted sharp cheddar, coney sauce, onions and yellow mustard on a bun. i learned about it here on RF, and it is absolutely addicting
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/24 16:22:37
I would have loved to see Fiore's on the list...especially with "American Bread" in the title...but I think NJ had 3 of 41 sandwiches on the list already.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/24 16:42:47
I think Davydd is probably melting (or exploding) right now, because I looked at the website for Victoria House, one of the restaurants recommended for a walleye sandwich and couldn't help noticing the "menu items  that don't exist" such as the Swedish Meatball and Tater Tot Hotdish lunch specials..." />
post edited by wanderingjew - 2013/05/24 16:43:49
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/24 17:19:55
This weekend is the Pt. Clinton Walleye Festival!  We may go up there tomorrow or Sunday to get a walleye sandwich at Jolly Rodger, reviewed here on Roadfood by buffetbuster.
And yes, I too saw Bert's Wooden Indian on that list!  I never had the hot roast beef sandwich as I always get either the ham BBQ or the haddock sandwich.  Our Mother's Day dinner at the Wooden Angel was truly outstanding.  I started with lobster bisque that was loaded with big chunks of lobster and my entrĂ©e was their famous rack of lamb.  Best dining in Beaver County!  
post edited by lleechef - 2013/05/24 17:26:01
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/24 18:52:07
Port Clinton is one of my favorite towns on the Lake Michigan.  I have stopped there many times over the years after spending many months in Cleveland opening our business there.  Thanks to Michael, I have enjoyed the fish at Jolly Roger several times.  A very scenic area and worth the drive, dining and fish.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN 
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/25 08:53:32
wanderingjew

I think Davydd is probably melting (or exploding) right now, because I looked at the website for Victoria House, one of the restaurants recommended for a walleye sandwich and couldn't help noticing the "menu items  that don't exist" such as the Swedish Meatball and Tater Tot Hotdish lunch specials..." />

I didn't know Swedish meatballs and tater tots were regional sandwiches.   Those are weekly specials that aren't even on their regular menu which includes sea scallops and clams which I am sure came right out of Steiger Lake across the street.
 
Victoria House is a nearby restaurant. I've walked to it since it is on a regional bike trail that runs near my house. On their regular menu they have both fried chicken and pork tenderloin medallions. So knowing they have the capability I special requested and had them make me a deep-fried breaded pork tenderloin sandwich. They sometimes have that as a weekly special now.
 
They serve a wicked good hamburger in their House Burger.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/25 10:07:05
Davydd

wanderingjew

I think Davydd is probably melting (or exploding) right now, because I looked at the website for Victoria House, one of the restaurants recommended for a walleye sandwich and couldn't help noticing the "menu items  that don't exist" such as the Swedish Meatball and Tater Tot Hotdish lunch specials..." />

I didn't know Swedish meatballs and tater tots were regional sandwiches.   Those are weekly specials that aren't even on their regular menu which includes sea scallops and clams which I am sure came right out of Steiger Lake across the street.

Victoria House is a nearby restaurant. I've walked to it since it is on a regional bike trail that runs near my house. On their regular menu they have both fried chicken and pork tenderloin medallions. So knowing they have the capability I special requested and had them make me a deep-fried breaded pork tenderloin sandwich. They sometimes have that as a weekly special now.

They serve a wicked good hamburger in their House Burger.

 
Actually, I think a Swedish Meatball and Tater Tot Sandwich (perhaps on lefse or Swedish Limpa Bread would be quite tasty!) 
Even Tavern on Grand has Hotdish on their menu 
 
 
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/25 10:31:32
WJ:  We had three locations in the Twin Cities and one in St. Paul was very close to the Tavern on Grand.  I have been there many times and it seems that I always had walleye served many different ways.  Double outstanding for me.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/25 12:19:12
How do they leave out an Eastern Shore Crab Cake?
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/25 12:28:59
chewingthefat

How do they leave out an Eastern Shore Crab Cake?

Maybe they didn't know you could put one between slices of bread.
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/05/25 12:47:34
Just to aggravate Bruce Bilmes, Davydd and Mar
 
I want to know where those Boston baked beans on brown bread Sandwiches, Minnesota lutefisk on lefse and LA Veggie Wraps are???

 
WJ:  A wrap isn't a sandwich like a burrito or a taco  isn't a sandwich.   
DeliFreshThreads
Junior Burger
Re:Regional Sandwiches 2013/06/23 20:10:59
I agree with WJ about the wrap, burrito or taco are not a sandwich.  If it was the Torta would not exist in Mexico.  The Torta is considered the sandwich.
 
I am trying to figure out what San Fransico's sandwich is?  I talk to my friends in MA and not sure Fluffernutter is the sandwich for the state.  
 
Biggie
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