Looking for a great sandwich in Northern Virginia
Having spent most of my life in the New York/New Jersey area I was always within a few miles of a great deli that made fantastic sandwiches. You know, the ones with 3" of meat stuffed between a few huge slices of bread. In there anything like that in the Northern Virginia area or do have to drive over to the District???
Big second on The Deli. There's a cousin store, A Deli, in Worldgate, but I find it pales. The specialty sandwiches are double meat unless requested otherwise. The Hot Sicilian is pretty incredible, imo.
You should also check out Chutzpah. There's a location near Ffx corner, by the Safeway at Rt50 and West Ox, but I think they opened a second place, maybe in Arlington even.
Lastly, a different breed of sandwiches, mainly warm ones, is Jimmy's in Herndon. The beef on weck is incredible. I haven't had the cheesesteak yet, but they use Amarosa (sp?) rolls.
re: Dennis S
I tried Chutzpah for breakfast on the recommendation of many on this board. I thought it was really good--a big hearty breakfast that's not IHOP. I can't wait to try it for lunch. I hope the sandwiches are just as good. I've been out of the NE/NY area for a long time and have missed a place like this!
-The Italian Store in the Lyon Village Shopping Center in Arlington
-The Italian Gourmet in Vienna
-Earl's Sandwiches in the Court House area of Arlington
-Main Street Deli in the City of Fairfax (they use Boar's Head meat and cheeses)
-The Lost Dog Cafe in the Westover Shopping Center in Arlington for a huge selection of unique sandwiches