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Apr 19, 2007 12:56 PM

Chop Suey Sandwich - Salem Willows

Did anybody else that grew up in the Beverly/Salem area remember going to Salem Willows in the summer and getting Chop Suey Sandwiches?
Not exactly most "hounds" food of choice...but nostalgic, if anything.

I wonder if these sandwiches are sold anywhere else....its always nice to take a trip down memory lane every once in a while!!

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  1. I'm gonna try one of those this summer.

    1. I'm not sure if they are sold anywhere else, but it's a must for me to have one or four at the Salem Willows every year.

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      1. re: Infomaniac

        Make sure you get it with noodles. They add a great crunch. And make sure to get some popcorn from Hobbs' at the end of the Line. It is far and away the best popcorn in the world.

        1. re: hoohah

          Don't forget the salt water taffy they make right there at Hobb's, and the caramel corn, and their great ice cream! I spend $2.00 on a chop suey sandwich and $12 at Hobbs'. Gotta stock up & bring all those goodies home.

          1. re: hoohah

            I agree about Hobbs popcorn. Some of those flavored popcorns are outstanding.

        2. You might want to head over to the New England board as well - there was an entertaining and informative thread about chop suey sandwiches sometime last year (I thought they were a RI phenomenon!)

          1. I believe there are several places in Fall River that serve them (along with Chow Mein sandwiches).

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            1. re: Bostonbob3

              Yeah, that was my bad - I was thinking Chow Mein sandwiches. Rhode Islanders sure are a weird lot! :)

              Thanks for catching that!

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