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Jun 21, 2004 04:30 PM

Francesinhas in New England? (Portuguese sandwiches)

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I just spent a lovely 10 days in the Oporto area of Portugal and fell in love with the local sammich - the Francesinha. It's the only thing I can imagine that is worse for you than Quebecois poutine.

In case you were wondering, the Francesinha is a sandwich filled with steak, ham, chorizo, and sausage, covered in sliced cheese, and then smothered in a beer- and tomato-based gravy.

Anyways, I was wondering if any of the Portuguese restaurants in New England's Portuguese areas were brave enough to serve this wonderful artery-clogger...

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  1. I've tasted this wonder of humanity in London before...

    please someone say that New England has this legend of the sandwich world somewhere!

    1. we went to fatima last year and i ordered one of these beauties,it really was amazing,the best thing i ate over there,well maybe not the best,but pretty close.anyways,ive never seen them on any menu here,it might be a northern portugal thing too,i didnt see it on menus in the algarve either.we eat in fall river,new bedford area pretty often and ive never seen it here,most of the portuguese here are from the islands also,and this particular sandwich is a mainland thing im truely was an amazing sandwich,im still searching too........

      1. Lowell has a nice population of Portuguese and three restaurants to support: IV Season's, Cavelairo's and Friend's. I have been and love Cavalairo's and Friends but haven't been to IV Season's yet (but have heard great things).