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Now you can re-create the best and most inventive sandwiches in America right in your own kitchen. In this eating tour of the nation, those gurus of the road, Jane and Michael Stern, hunt down nearly 100 examples of supreme sandwichery. You'll enjoy mouthwatering discoveries from nearly every state, from California (grilled Gruycre with leeks on multigrain from a neighborhood bakery in Los Angeles) to Maine (an overflowing, warm lobster roll from a seaside diner) to Florida (a Cuban: ham, pork, Swiss, and ...

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Overview

Now you can re-create the best and most inventive sandwiches in America right in your own kitchen. In this eating tour of the nation, those gurus of the road, Jane and Michael Stern, hunt down nearly 100 examples of supreme sandwichery. You'll enjoy mouthwatering discoveries from nearly every state, from California (grilled Gruycre with leeks on multigrain from a neighborhood bakery in Los Angeles) to Maine (an overflowing, warm lobster roll from a seaside diner) to Florida (a Cuban: ham, pork, Swiss, and garlicky salami with pickles, lettuce, and tomato). The Sterns have tracked down America's best muffuletta (cold cuts and cheese topped with a bold and briny olive salad on Italian bread) and the specialty of Louisville, Kentucky (the Hot Brown: white turkey meat under sizzling cheese with tomato and bacon), not to be confused with Hot Truck (a hot pizza sub baked open-face, a campus sensation in Ithaca, New York). Each of the legendary heroes, hoagies, wraps, grinders, blimps, gyros, and subs comes with its own quirky story, making this book as much fun to read as it is to cook from.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780618728985
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/2/2007
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.13 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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JANE and MICHAEL STERN are the authors of the best-selling Roadfood and the acclaimed memoir Two for the Road. They are contributing editors to Gourmet , where they write the James Beard Award–winning column "Roadfood," and they appear weekly on NPR’s The Splendid Table. Winners of a James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award, the Sterns have also been inducted into the Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America.

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Introduction

America is a wonderland of sandwiches. Every region, every city, every family, has its favorites, and it is rare indeed to find any two that are exactly alike. Some are austere, like the plain, perfect fried fish sandwich Coleman’s sells in the old market of Wheeling, West Virginia; others are baroque, like the goopy, soupy hot brown of Louisville, Kentucky. There are rich ones served in tumbledown shacks: the crab roll at Red’s Eats on the Maine shore. And there are plebeian ones made by cutting-edge chefs: liver ’n’ onions with firecracker sauce at the Old Post Office on Edisto Island, South Carolina. Sandwiches with ethnic roots abound: Italian roast pork in Philadelphia, the ubiquitous diner souvlaki, the multiple-meats, high-protein Uruguayan chivito, Nebraska’s Russian/German meal in a pastry known as a bierock. Many sandwiches are only-in-America delights: pimento cheese throughout the South, New Mexico’s roast green chile wrap, New Orleans’ oyster loaf, Great Lakes walleye (with beer on the side, of course).
You can travel coast to coast eating nothing but sandwiches, never having the same kind twice, and discover some of the most enjoyable one-of-a-kind restaurants along the way. This book’s sandwich sources are as varied as the landscape, from the film noir sawdust floors of Philippe the Original in Los Angeles (home of the French dip) to the al fresco picnic tables of the Clam Box on Massachusetts’ North Shore. A few of our favorite recipes come from quite civilized dining establishments: chicken Vesuvio at Harry Caray’s in Chicago; sardines on rye at the Pine Club in Dayton, Ohio; spiedini of beef at Louie’s Backyard in Key West. A lot hail from diners (Becky’s of Portland, Maine), street carts (Roque’s Carnitas of Santa Fe), butcher shops (In’t Veld Meat Market of Pella, Iowa), and bars (McBob’s of Milwaukee).
For so many Americans, sandwiches are a vital part of our culinary selves, an identity marker nearly as distinct as DNA. Tell us what you call a sandwich of warm roast beef with gravy, and we will tell you where you’re from. If you call it Italian beef, you are from Chicago. If it’s beef on weck, you are a Buffalonian. If you ask for it with debris (succulent scraps from the roasting pan or cutting board), you are from New Orleans. Call it wet beef or beef Manhattan, and we’d bet you live in Kansas or the western plains. Hot beef is strictly an Upper Midwest term. French dip used to be southern Californian but is now more generally western.
The tubular segment of bread that is sliced lengthwise and filled with cold cuts or hot meats has enough variations and aliases to make a book: hero and submarine throughout the East (except in Westchester County, New York, where—inexplicably—it is known as a wedge, and in much of Connecticut, where it’s a grinder). It is nowhere more popular (or better) than in the Delaware River Valley, where the term “hoagie” supposedly began as “hoggie” because during World War I, Italian ship workers in Philadelphia’s Hog Island became known for the gigantic sandwiches they brought for lunch. “Hoagie” usually is applied only to cold variations (although we’ve seen hot hoagies, too). Midwestern state fairs offer a hot or cold variation of the theme as an Italian sandwich, or by its politically incorrect name, Guinea sandwich. In Portland, Maine, the word “sandwich” is redundant. Step up to the counter and order an Italian.
Similarly, throughout Florida, as well as in New York City, the term “Cuban” refers not only to a person from Cuba or a Havana cigar, but also to a layered sandwich that contains two kinds of pork, white cheese, pickle, and mustard inside a tube of fluffy-centered Cuban bread. Louisiana Acadians call their multilevel variant a pirogue, after the old-time bayou canoe, and in New Orleans it is a po’ boy, because back in 1929 the sandwiches were offered by French Quarter restaurateurs to striking streetcar workers, who were “poor boys.” Egalitarian-minded readers will notice that this book’s contents are not equally balanced among states and regions. Rather than include two recipes from each of the fifty states, we have focused on what we know and love and can recommend wholeheartedly: the best sandwiches we have eaten in our travels around the country, as served at our favorite restaurants. It has long been our belief that a dish, or a sandwich, is far more interesting when you know who makes it, who invented it, who eats it, and where and how it’s served.
You’ll notice that there are no hamburgers, barbecue sandwiches, or hot dogs in this book. The omission is not because we disrespect them; on the contrary, each deserves a book of its own. The question is: are they sandwiches? They fit the most basic meaning of the term—ingredients enclosed by or supported by bread—but they are defined less by tttttheir sandwichness than by other, more important measures. Hamburgers are a matter of meat and condiments, and while the quality of the bun can surely make a huge difference, a great hamburger satisfies a different facet of human hunger from a great sandwich. The same goes for barbecue and hot dogs. To think of these three as sandwiches is like thinking of handguns, shotguns, and rifles as tools. Yes, they are, but if we were writing a book on the subject, we wouldn’t think to include them along with hammers and saws.
Sandwiches are not uniquely American. Many of the world’s fine cuisines have ways of neatly pocketing meat or vegetables inside breadstuffs (what would we moderns do without the Mideast’s pita bread?). The sandwich as we know it was actually invented in England, when, two centuries ago, the fourth Earl of Sandwich ordered meat brought to him on bread so his meal wouldn’t divert him from the gambling tables, but it’s this country that’s gone hog wild with the concept. Perhaps that’s because sandwiches are, by their very nature, casual food. They are at home on a picnic table, perfect for snacks, easy to eat as well as to make at any time of day. What could be more truly, democratically American than a meal at which you don’t have to worry about which fork to use or what wine to serve?
Sandwichcraft Is there anyone who cannot make a sandwich? Most of us admit to at least a few self-doubts when we have to engage in serious cooking (mixing, souffléing, grilling, and the like), but when it comes to sandwiches, who does not consider himself or herself a master? We all have our own version of the classics—tuna, PB&J, BLT, and the ever-popular what’s-in-the-refrigerator?- on-white. But there is more to sandwichery than these comfortable fundamentals. Sandwiches can be the world’s easiest way to create novel meals without producing a lot of unwanted kitchen heat.
After all, the only things you need to construct a great one are some interesting ingredients and a condiment or two. If you’ve got the supplies, you can put a great sandwich together nearly as quickly as shuffling a deck of cards.
Here are a few basic guidelines for happier sandwich making and eating.
BREAD The exoskeleton of a sandwich can be almost any kind of bread that doesn’t crumble too easily. The importance of the bread ranges from a plain vehicle whose purpose is little more than transporting ingredients from plate to mouth—as in, say, a BLT—to the raison d’etre for a sandwich in which the ingredients play second fiddle. A good example of the latter is the traditional Cuban morning bread: a toasted length of feather-light, crisp-crusted baguette spread merely with butter. Or a hot-fromthe- oven salt bagel containing only cream cheese to cushion its saline punch.
There are four basic bread forms for sandwiches: the slice, the loaf, the wrap, and the roll, the last category including bagels, croissants, biscuits, and any other individually sized hunk of bread that can be sliced and stuffed. Local variations of rolls and names for them are near-infinite, including bulkies, kaisers, hard rolls, long rolls, and Ports (short for Portuguese rolls).
Sliced bread tends to make the most wieldy sandwiches, even for triple-deckers, because slices can be hoisted easily in one hand (or possibly two hands) and because their planar shape is generally good at containing all but the sloppiest ingredients. While crustless sandwiches are pretty, crust does serve a purpose, shoring in juicy things between the slices. As a rule, the thicker the sandwich, the more essential a sturdy crust.
Small loaves can be quite manageable, especially if they are not overstuffed and if the ingredients aren’t really goopy, like an Italian Parmesan with lots of sauce. Some loaves are slightly scooped out—their soft centers removed—so the filling will fit better, which makes for a sandwich that is easy to pick up but still runs a high risk of disintegrating after a bite or two. The extreme example of this latter problem is the New Orleans oyster loaf, aka oyster boat, which tends to be more knife-and- fork fare than something you’d consider eating out of hand. Some New Orleans restaurants make their oyster boats not in tubular French breads but in whole, full-size sandwich loaves, one entire loaf per sandwich!
A great dilemma for many bread-loving sandwich makers who use loaves, rolls, or such Italian breads as ciabatta or focaccia is that the best of them are chewy and sturdy-crusted, meaning that the firm bite required almost inevitably causes malleable ingredients—like tuna salad, peanut butter, and soft cheese—to squish out. The only solutions are to make mini sandwiches, deconstruct the sandwich and eat the top and bottom halves separately, or live with the drippage.
Every bit as much as top-quality ingredients, good bread can make or break a sandwich. Corned beef on supermarket rye cannot hold a candle to the same corned beef on slick-crusted, chewy sourdough rye. Likewise, a Delaware Valley hoagie demands to be made on a rugged length of fresh-baked Italian bread, and no matter how good the beef is in Buffalo, it is not a real beef sandwich unless the roll is a genuine kummelweck spangled with coarse salt and caraway seeds.

CHEESE Some cheese exists for sandwiches: Swiss, American, Muenster. And while provolone is fine when melted in a casserole, its true destiny is to be the rich, heat-softened blanket atop sauced meats in a hot Italian hero.
Modern sandwichcraft tends to include many cheeses not formerly found between sliced bread: disks of fresh mozzarella (known in all delis of the Northeast as mutz), wedges of runny Brie and triple crcme, even such unwieldy crumblers as Maytag blue and Gorgonzola.
The most basic use of cheese in a sandwich is as a solo act. God bless grilled cheese, even when it doesn’t include bacon or tomato, and even if the bread is supermarket white. The balance of silky melted cheese and a crisp griddle-cooked envelope of bread around it is fundamental. (But please, let’s at least have pickles on the side!) Likewise, we salute a thick pile of thin- sliced Swiss on fresh, crusty rye (preferably with butter and mayo) as well as the ultra-kitsch but hard-to-resist standby of Velveeta on supersoft Wonder, adorned, of course, with Miracle Whip.
Who doesn’t love the classic combos: ham and Swiss, salami and provolone, roast beef and American? But there’s also great joy to be had in mix-’n’-matching cheeses: American and Swiss with liverwurst, or a tuna salad patty melt topped not with a usual cold-cut companion but with see- through tiles of heat-softened hard cheese such as Parmesan or Asiago.
Aside from taste, the primary issue to consider when choosing cheese for a sandwich is texture. A really rugged salami requires an equally substantial cheese, lest the meat’s chewiness totally eclipse the velvet-soft character of, say, Cheez Whiz. On the other hand, the uniformity of Whiz, especially when melted, makes it a perfect foil for the tender shreds of griddled beef in a Philly cheesesteak.
OTHER INGREDIENTS There are few sandwiches that don’t benefit from a film of butter spread on the bread, not only because the flavor of butter is complementary to so many things, but also because the butter seals the bread and thus prevents moist ingredients from leaching into it and turning it soggy. Needless to say, softened butter is best for spreading, especially on soft slices, and it’s important to spread it everywhere and all the way to the edges.
Consider flavored butter. Starting with slightly softened butter, you can add crushed garlic, a bit of anchovy paste, mustard, herbs, lemon juice, wasabi, or curry powder to fit the ingredients.
Lettuce, parsley, cilantro, and any other leafy things should be patted very dry after they are washed. Similarly, you can limit the sog factor of very juicy tomatoes by laying the slices on a paper towel before putting them into the sandwich.
LEFTOVERS AND LEFTOVER SANDWICHES The best-known leftovers sandwich maker is cartoon character Dagwood Bumstead, whose culinary gift is heaping an impossibly high tower of disparate leftovers between slices of bread, usually straight from the refrigerator in the middle of the night. Dagwood’s heroic heaps of cold cuts, chicken parts, and hunks of roast gained such popculture notoriety in the 1930s that the name “dagwood” has endured as a term for any sandwich that is based on a pile of seemingly incongruent ingredients.
For serious fans of gravy-drenched sandwiches, leftovers are the best part of Thanksgiving dinner: day-after hot turkey sandwiches. Slices and scraps of white and/or dark meat are warmed (preferably in a microwave oven, so they stay moist) and arrayed on a couple of pieces of good soft white bread. The bread is sided by a volcano- shaped mound of mashed potatoes, either left over and reheated with a few extra shots of warm milk and butter or freshly made, and the whole shebang is blanketed with hot gravy. Like the potatoes, the gravy can be from the day before or it can be freshly made, or, when time and energy are limited, it can be store-bought. If you have some cranberry sauce from the turkey-day feast, so much the better; its sweet tang and bright red color add zest to the plate of beige leftovers that many consider the ultimate comfort food. Needless to say, this is a sandwich that demands utensils.
The possibilities for using leftovers in sandwiches are only as limited as your imagination. The only thing you don’t want between the bread is something with bones (although we’ve seen bone-in pork chop sandwiches that work). Of course, any carved hunk of meat is a natural, hot or cold: turkey, chicken, ham, beef, pork. Have a few deviled eggs left over from a party? Chop them fine and make egg salad sandwiches. Yesterday’s roasted vegetables, layered with creamy cheese between sturdy tiles of peasant bread, are irresistible. We love thin slices of leftover meat loaf on whole wheat bread with ketchup, lettuce, and mayo.
Then there’s the issue of leftover sandwiches. That is, sandwiches you’ve made that don’t get eaten. Well, what’s better than ham and Swiss refrigerated overnight, then dipped in egg and griddle-cooked in plenty of butter to become a breakfast sandwich?
TOASTING If you like toasted sandwiches, a kitchen tool well worth having is a plancha, a sandwich press that toasts both sides and squeezes the sandwich together. It compresses the ingredients, not only making for a less messy sandwich but also creating a great harmony of multiple layers. If you don’t have a plancha, the effect can be approximated by cooking the sandwich in a large frying pan while using a smaller one to weigh it down (and of course flipping the sandwich once).
SERVING Cutting a sandwich in half is almost always a good idea for easy eating. When cutting one with ingredients that are likely to squish out, consider assembling it without the top layer of bread, cutting through the ingredients and the bottom layer, and then cutting the top slice before applying it. When cutting a fully assembled squishy sandwich, use a sharp serrated bread knife and steady the sandwich with the fingers of the hand that isn’t doing the slicing.
Always have more napkins than you think you need. The messier the sandwich, the more important this principle.

SIDEDISHES So as not to suffer the sight of a lonely sandwich on a plate, most people like some kind of accompaniment. Proper kosher-style restaurants serve large bowls of pickles and pickled tomatoes that customers can nab to accompany an overstuffed sandwich. We find that pickles are particularly welcome alongside anything made from brisket—corned beef, pastrami, or brisket itself—because their briny smack sings in fine harmony with meat that is luxurious (i.e., fatty) and their crispness is an ideal contrast to the tenderness of long-cooked brisket and the brawn of good rye.
Lunch counters frequently escort sandwiches with a pickle spear or two or a sheaf of pickle chips, from sour dill to sweet bread-and-butter. One of us Sterns, who never met a condiment he didn’t like, believes no grilled cheese sandwich is complete without a significant pickle presence.
Mini servings of salad are another option to round out a sandwich plate, although they bring the process of eating into another dimension, requiring a utensil. Non-kosher- style deli counters frequently offer little cups of potato salad and macaroni salad, along with a plastic fork. These sweet, tender lagniappes are a good foil for meat with substance: roast beef, ham, salami.
Some hot sandwiches are well-rounded meals unto themselves, such as the Kentucky hot brown (page 120); others, such as hot beef (page 117) and hot pork (page 122), absolutely demand mashed potatoes and gravy. Sometimes French fried potatoes will work in this context, especially if they can stand up under a blanket of gravy.
When it comes to cold sandwiches, chips are always in good taste. As a general rule, potato chips work best with seafood or such lightweight meats as chicken and turkey. Despite the recent explosion in artisanal chips, or whatever the rosemary-and- olive-oil boutique ones are called, plain potato chips are generally best if what you’re looking for is a bit of salty crunch to balance the sandwich. Deluxe, high-priced chips tend to hog the flavor spotlight.
Any sandwich with pepper’s heat, whether in the meat itself or in the condiments applied, needs a chip with earthy character to help cushion the fire. Corn chips are wonderful on the side of Iowa loosemeats (page 137) and Clementine’s Meaty Chili and Cheddar (page 140), and in fact they are an essential companion for any sandwich that includes chili meat.

Copyright © 2007 by Jane Stern and Michael Stern. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

THE SANDWICHES

AMIGHETTI SPECIA L 11 Amighetti’s
• St. Louis, Missouri

BACON AND EGG ON A LONG ROLL 13 Tony’s
• New York, New York

BAKED BEANS ON BROWN BREAD 15 Cambridge, Massachusetts

BEEF ON WECK 18 Charlie the Butcher’s Kitchen
• Buffalo, New York

BENEDICTINE AND BACON 22 Lilly’s
• Louisville, Kentucky

BIEROCK 24 Nebraska and the Great Plains

BLT WITHOUT MEAT 26 Claire’s Corner Copia
• New Haven, Connecticut

BREADED STEAK 28 Ricobene’s
• Chicago, Illinois

BUFFALO CHICKEN 30 Carminuccio’s
• Newtown, Connecticut

CAJUN HAM PO ’ BOY 32 Hoover’s Cooking
• Austin, Texas

CARNITAS 34 Roque’s Carnitas Wagon
• Santa Fe, New Mexico

CATFISH PO ’ BOY 37 Middendorf’s
• Akers, Louisiana

CHICKEN VESUVIO 40 Harry Caray’s
• Chicago, Illinois

CHIVITO 42 The Olive Market
• Georgetown, Connecticut

CHOPPED LIVER 44 Katz’s
• New York, New York

CHOW MEIN 48 Evelyn’s Drive-In
• Tiverton, Rhode Island

CLAM ROLL 50 Clam Box
• Ipswich, Massachusetts

CORTLAND 52 Magnolia’s
• Carmel, New York

CRAB BRUSCHETTA 55 Bread and Ink Cafe
• Portland, Oregon

CRABCAKE (THE RICHARD COLBURN) 57 Chick & Ruth’s Delly
• Annapolis, Maryland

CRAB SALAD ROLL 59 Red’s Eats
• Wiscasset, Maine

CUBAN MIX 61 El Siboney
• Key West, Florida

DEBBIE’S HOT PORK ROAST 63 Ann Sather
• Chicago, Illinois

DIANA’S DIFFERENT DRUMMER (BRISKET ON RYE ) 66 Zingerman’s Deli
• Ann Arbor, Michigan

EGG MCDOT DELUXE 68 Dot’s Restaurant
• Wilmington, Vermont

ELVIS SPECIAL 70 Memphis, Tennessee

FERDI’S SPECIAL 72 Mother’s
• New Orleans, Louisiana

FISH SANDWICH 74 Coleman’s
• Wheeling, West Virginia

FRENCH DIP 78 Philippe the Original
• Los Angeles, California

FRESSER 80 D. Z. Akins
• San Diego, California

FRIED BOLOGNA 82 G & R Tavern
• Waldo, Ohio

FRIED EGGS, BACON, AND GORGONZOLA 84 ’Wichcraft
• New York, New York

FRIED FLOUNDER 86 Old Post Office
• Edisto Island, South Carolina

FRY BREAD OPEN-FACE 90 Leona’s
• Chimayo, New Mexico

GARDEN EGG SALAD 92 Dutch Kitchen
• Frackville, Pennsylvania

GREEN TOMATO BLT 94 Loveless Cafe
• Nashville, Tennessee

GRILLED GRUYCRE WITH BRAISED LEEKS ON MULTIGRAIN BREAD 96 Clementine
• Los Angeles, California

GYRO 99 Chicago, Illinois

HAM AND CHEESE DOUBLE-DECKER 102 Camp Washington Chili Parlor
• Cincinnati, Ohio

HAM AND PEAR CRISP 106 Hell’s Kitchen
• Minneapolis, Minnesota

HAM BISCUITS 108 Mamie’s Kitchen
• Conyers, Georgia

HOOSIER REUBEN 110 Shapiro’s Deli
• Indianapolis, Indiana

HOOSIER TENDERLOIN 112 Nick’s Kitchen
• Huntington, Indiana

HORSESHOE SANDWICH 115 D’Arcy’s Pint
• Springfield, Illinois

HOT BEEF 117 Lange’s Café
• Pipestone, Minnesota

HOT BROWN 120 Brown Hotel
• Louisville, Kentucky

HOT PORK SANDWICH 122 Iowa Machine Shed
• Urbandale, Iowa

HOT ROAST BEEF 124 Shiek’s Sandwich Shop
• Torrington, Connecticut

ITALIAN BEEF 126 Harry Caray’s
• Chicago, Illinois

ITALIAN ROAST PORK 128 Tony Luke’s
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

LIVER‘N’ONION SANDWICH WITH FIRECRACKER SAUCE 131 Old Post Office
• Edisto Island, South Carolina

LOBSTER ROLL, HOT OR COLD 134 Maine Diner
• Wells, Maine

LOOSEMEATS 137 Northwest Iowa

MEATY CHILI AND CHEDDAR 140 Clementine
• Los Angeles, California

MIGHTY ITY 143 Super Duper Weenie
• Fairfield, Connecticut

MILANO 145 Sand-Wedge
• Georgetown, Connecticut

MILK TOAST 147 Drake’s Sandwich Shop
• Ann Arbor, Michigan

MILWAUKEE REUBEN 149 McBob’s
• Milwaukee, Wisconsin

MONTE CRISTO 151 Baker’s Café
• Charleston, South Carolina

MOOSEY BREAKFAST SAMICH 153 Waldorf A’Story
• Story, Wyoming

MUFFULETTA 155 All Star Sandwich Bar
• Cambridge, Massachusetts

MYSTERY SANDWICH 157 Chiodo’s Tavern
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

OLD-FASHIONED BEER-BATTERED BRAINS 159 St. Louis, Missouri

OPEN-FACE HOT HAM 161 Schwabl’s
• West Seneca, New York

OYSTER LOAF 163 Casamento’s
• New Orleans, Louisiana

PASTY 165 Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

PEANUT BUTTER AND BACON 168 Becky’s Diner
• Portland, Maine

PEANUTBUTTER AND (CHERRY) JELLY 170 The Cherry Hut
• Beulah, Michigan

PELLA BOLOGNA 172 In’t Veld Meat Market
• Pella, Iowa

PERFECT HAM AND CHEESE 174 Blue Willow Inn
• Social Circle, Georgia

PHILLY CHEESESTEAK 176 Pat’s King of Steaks
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PIMENTO CHEESE 178 Merridee’s Breadbasket
• Franklin, Tennessee

PORK CHOP SANDWICH 180 Snappy Lunch
• Mount Airy, North Carolina

REALL ITALIAN 184 Colucci’s Hilltop Market
• Portland, Maine

ROAST GREEN CHILE 187 Leona’s
• Chimayo, New Mexico

ROAST PORK 189 La Borinquena
• New London, Connecticut

RODGER’S BIG PICNIC (ASPARAGUS AND MUSHROOM) 191 Zingerman’s Deli
• Ann Arbor, Michigan

SAN DIEGO’S BEST TUNA MELT 193 The Cottage
• La Jolla, California

SANTA MARIA TRI-TIP 195 The Cottage
• La Jolla, California

SARDINES ON RYE 199 The Pine Club
• Dayton, Ohiio

SEPPPPPEP PIZZA 201 Hot Truck
• Ithaca, New York

SHEBOYGAN BRAT 204 Charcoal Inn
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin

SHRIMPBURGER 206 Edisto Beach Café
• Edisto Island, South Carolina

SLOPPY JOE 208 Sloppy Joe’s
• Key West, Florida

SMOKED CAJUN SHRIMP SALAD 210 Hoover’s Cooking
• Austin, Texas

SMOKED SALMON SPREAD 212 Smoke House Restaurant
• Forks, Washington

SOUVLAKI 214 Romano Famous Pizza
• Long Island City, New York

SPIEDIES 216 Sharkey’s Tavern
• Binghamton, New York

SPIEDINI OF BEEF 218 Louie’s Backyard
• Key West, Florida

ST. PAUL (SHRIMP EGG FOO YONG) 221 St. Louis, Missouri

TUNA EXPERIENCE 223 Hoagie Experience
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

WALLEYE 225 Tavern on Grand
• St. Paul, Minnesota

WHITEFISH SALAD 227 Wolfie Cohen’s Rascal House
• Miami Beach, Florida

WILL SPECIAL (ITALIAN DAGWOOD) 229 Riviera Italian Imported Foods
• Chicago, Illinois

YAQUINA OYSTERS 232 Dan & Louis Oyster Bar
• Portland, Oregon

ZEP 234 Norristown, Pennsylvania

Condiments 237 Index 243

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    Posted April 27, 2007

    The Ultimate Sandwich Guide and Companion

    Authors Jane & Michael Stern have put together a great book on sandwiches! 100 different recipes make this book such a mouth-watering culinary exploration of this iconic american institution! There are a lot more recipes in this book than in author Becky Mercuri's book, 'All-American Sandwich', but I have that book too, as well as the PBS documentary, 'Sandwiches that You Will Like'(which Mercuri's cookbook was based on).I would highly recommend this book for anyone who appreciates a great Sandwich like I do! Go out and get this book! I know that I will get my own copy!!!

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