Hot!50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES!

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Foodbme
Porterhouse
2014/01/18 13:55:36
The folks at Zagat's have compiled a list of Sandwiches that represent the 50 United States of America.
The list looks pretty accurate to me.
Do you feel your state is properly represented????
http://www.zagat.com/b/50-states-50-sandwiches?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=desktoptopperformers#1
Wintahaba
Cheeseburger
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/18 14:31:24
One of the better thought out lists than most...I do believe Maryland should have been  crabcake and or softshell crab, perhaps even pit beef.
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/18 14:35:05
Never heard of a red brat. However, in Sheboygan, there is a split brat on a hard roll. Milwaukee has the best brats........
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/18 15:14:26
Wintahaba

One of the better thought out lists than most...I do believe Maryland should have been  crabcake and or softshell crab, perhaps even pit beef.

Yeh, I questioned that one also and agree with you.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/18 15:22:36
Arizona could have just as easily been the Sonoran Dog.
Which raises the question---Is an encased meat (Like a Hot Dog) in a bun considered a sandwich?
ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/18 15:51:08
I  don't understand Idaho....a Philly Cheesesteak????
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/18 16:37:17
Pretty much right on for the state sandwich of Texas. Although, I always thought THE Texas state sandwich consisted of nothing more than chopped brisket on a bun with sliced raw onion and a little sauce. Nothing more!
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/18 16:41:00
I would of thought the state sandwich for New York would have been a hot dog or, pastrami on rye.
Oh I'm sorry, I forgot. NYC isn't the only city in the state of New York.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/18 17:08:02
Twinwillow
I would of thought the state sandwich for New York would have been a hot dog or, pastrami on rye.
Oh I'm sorry, I forgot. NYC isn't the only city in the state of New York.

Culturally speaking, Western NY and Eastern NY might as well be on 2 different Planets! 
Same with Southern FL and Northern/The Panhandle FL.
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/19 08:48:00
As someone who was born & spent most of my life in the NYC area & is now a resident of Central east coast FL, I couldn't agree more. I never had a Weck until I was almost 30.
kevincad
Cheeseburger
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/19 10:07:01
Georgia was spot on!
ConeyIslandLou
Double Cheeseburger
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/19 13:43:40
Kansas should have been the slider - its where the damn thing was invented, for Pete's sake! So either Bobo's in Topeka, or more likely, Cozy Inn should have been featured! 
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/19 18:10:50
Twinwillow

I would of thought the state sandwich for New York would have been , pastrami on rye.


 
Perhaps 60 years ago
will_work_4_bbq
Cheeseburger
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/19 20:15:33
Even with some questionable choices, still a great list of delicious-looking sandwiches!  Catfish Sloppy Joe!!!  Oh my!
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 08:58:53
I had some business up in Pittsfield Mass which caused me to fly into Buffalo NY and drive up. I tried the Beef on Weck and loved loved loved it. Had the Italian beef and brocolli rabb at Reading Station. Wish we could get a decent pastrami on rye down here. There was a decent Cajun place that had a good (not great) muffaletta but it fell victim to a turkey frying accident ...sigh.
dews
Junior Burger
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 10:40:44
Michigan should be either the Coney Island or a Perch, Walleye, or Whitefish sandwich. The Pasty although very Michigan usually only found on menus in the northern portions and the Upper Penninsula of the state. Most of them are sold to Fudgies in as they pass through while the Coney Islands and fresh caught fish sandwichs are every day fare.
jomackiewicz
Junior Burger
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 11:28:36
I'm from northern Wisconsin, and I've never heard of a red brat. I think the WI sandwich should be a beer-boiled brat. (But I think it's cheating a bit to call a brat a sandwich.) A walleye sandwich would be a better choice (with apologies to Dews who would claim it for Michigan).
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 11:39:48
dews

Michigan should be either the Coney Island or a Perch, Walleye, or Whitefish sandwich. The Pasty although very Michigan usually only found on menus in the northern portions and the Upper Penninsula of the state. Most of them are sold to Fudgies in as they pass through while the Coney Islands and fresh caught fish sandwichs are every day fare.

Haaaa!  Fudgies!!!  Haven't heard that word since I lived in Traverse City!

ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 12:39:47
Ok, I'll bite.  What is a Fudgie?
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 13:14:58
It's a pejorative for a tourist in Michigan. They seem always to have to buy some of that state's "famous" fudge.
ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 13:40:06
OIC  Here we call them Shoobies
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 13:48:01
brisketboy

Wish we could get a decent pastrami on rye down here. ...sigh.

 The nearest decent pastrami on rye to Austin would have to be Kenny & Ziggy's in Houston or, Deli-News in Dallas.
 The nearest (excellent) chopped or sliced BBQ brisket closest to Houston or Dallas would be in Austin.
 
 
post edited by Twinwillow - 2014/01/20 14:04:46
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 13:48:20
ChrisOC

OIC  Here we call them Shoobies


My turn. Shoobies?
Wintahaba
Cheeseburger
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 13:56:43
I think what they are are referring to with is a "red brat"  is to differentiate it from a German style "white brat". Years ago on the east coast (Maine/Northern Virginia) that is what was more common, if you bought bratwurst. The "red brat" is more like the color and texture of an Italian sausage. My first exposure to a Wisconsin style brat was when I first visited my in-laws in Des Moines in the late 80's. It was love at first bite. My humble opinion.
ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 14:08:00
Michael Hoffman

ChrisOC

OIC  Here we call them Shoobies


My turn. Shoobies?

In the early days of Ocean City, people would come down by train for a day at the beach.  They would carry a bathing suit and toiletries in a shoe box.  People started calling day-trippers shoeboxers or shoobies.  Or so the story goes.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 14:25:02
Ah. Thanks.
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 15:31:04
jomackiewicz

I'm from northern Wisconsin, and I've never heard of a red brat. I think the WI sandwich should be a beer-boiled brat. (But I think it's cheating a bit to call a brat a sandwich.) A walleye sandwich would be a better choice (with apologies to Dews who would claim it for Michigan).

No offense to either Michigan or Wisconsin but you are more likely to get a walleye sandwich in Minnesota in many more restaurants. Wisconsin is more perch inland and all along the Great Lakes in Wisconsin and Michigan it is more white fish.
 
Restaurant walleye is all Canadian anyway. There is only one commercial walleye shipper in the United States and that is from the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota.
Davebassman
Cheeseburger
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 15:36:14
In general,I think the list is pretty accurate. However, having lived all my life in Virginia, I was wondering why the best they could come up with is an "Alamo Cuban"?!!! That sandwich says nothing about Virginia (although it's probably a pretty good sandwich). On an earlier thread here another list of state sandwiches listed Virginia's as a "Country Ham Biscuit", a much better representative of our state.
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 15:36:18
Brats are a serious thing in Wisconsin. Just your typical every day Wisconsin cookout by Roadfooders.
 

 

 

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 15:53:32
They have bratwurst in Wisconsin?
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 15:59:29
Michael Hoffman

They have bratwurst in Wisconsin?
Of course.  They're a staple of cookouts along with hamburgers, created in Seymour, WI in 1885 by Charlie Nagreen.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 16:06:22
ScreamingChicken

Michael Hoffman

They have bratwurst in Wisconsin?
Of course.  They're a staple of cookouts along with hamburgers, created in Seymour, WI in 1885 by Charlie Nagreen.

So, Wisconsin people are better with German sausages from Bucyrus, Ohio than they are with food history.
The Monk
Junior Burger
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 16:06:49
Born and raised in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I will agree with the Fluffernutter. My other thought would be the Clam Roll. Since it is on a hot dog roll, I don't think of it as a sandwich. But...you do find it under the sandwich heading on a menu.
At our house, my Mother did experiment with the basic Fluffernutter structure. A special treat was on raisin bread toast. Sometimes my brother would add grape jelly. My sister tried strawberry jelly before the strawberry flavor Fluff came out!!!
Glenn1234
Double Cheeseburger
Re:50 STATES, 50 SANDWICHES! 2014/01/20 17:28:17
Davebassman

In general,I think the list is pretty accurate. However, having lived all my life in Virginia, I was wondering why the best they could come up with is an "Alamo Cuban"?!!! That sandwich says nothing about Virginia (although it's probably a pretty good sandwich). On an earlier thread here another list of state sandwiches listed Virginia's as a "Country Ham Biscuit", a much better representative of our state.

 
Agreed.  I've lived in VA since the 80s, and have never even heard of an "Alamo Cuban"!!  Looks like it's from one particular restaurant. ... Hardly representative of the state.   As you said, "Country Ham Biscuit" would be much better.