mind altering sandwiches
- gourmaniac Aug 14, 2002 06:25 PM
I'm sitting here eating a BBQ beef Bahn Mi from Thai Binh market, wishing it were two and reading about Clem and Ursies Lobster Roll that I will try early next week when I'll be in Provincetown. It got me thinking about sandwiches that I've had that changed my life. OK... so I need a life. This said, every once in a great while, a single bite makes the Earth move and the stars twinkle. On my short list are the Mufellatta from Central Grocery (New Orleans), the handcut pastrami from Katz (NY) and a charcoal grilled pork souvlaki from a little stand in Athens that had been there since WWII. Are there others out there that you can share? Even better if they are in or within striking distance of Boston.
There was this place in the East Village in the early 70's... oh, you meant that figuratively.
for a while there, it was the story at darwin's in harvard sq: a classical combination of prosciutto, fresh mozz, and tomatoes, but they've got this amazing vinaigrette that binds it all together. i prefer it on the rosemary garlic bread, but 7-grain works when all they have is olive loaf.
This may just be me, but there is a "new" deli in Coolidge Corner in Watertown called Fordee's Grill. It's right by the Green Peapod on Mt Auburn.
Their "Vader" sandwich is possibly one of the best tasting sandwiches I've ever had the pleasure to eat. Lean, black forest pastrami, carmelized onions, spicy mustard and a slice of white american cheese, melted. I think it's definitely best on a bulkie - the way all the flavors meld together ... I can't go on. Try it, you won't regret it.
And if you do, you can always go to Sevan or any of the other local armenian stores and gorge yourself on fresh pastries.