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Feb 19, 2008 12:14 PM

Best Sandwich you ever had?

Chinese Roast Pork, golden brown on inside and red on the outside, placed on a grilled buttery toasted Garlic bread served with french fries in a bowl of brown gravey. I still dream of it and have never seen it again. I had it in high school at a shopping center in Queens.

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  1. Crab cake BLT at the Lake Las Vegas Ritz Carlton. Huge crab cakes with bacon, home-made mayo, really good buttery toast, and home made potato chips.

    Mmm... greasy....

    1. 1. Peanut butter and bacon on toasted wheat (at home)
      2. Roast Beef with everything at Primanti Brothers - Pittsburgh
      3. Crabmeat Salad Roll - Legal Seafood
      4. Fried Fish Sandwich - Wholey's Fish Market - Pittsburgh
      5. Fried Grouper sandwich - unknown place on St. Pete Beach - big as a house
      6. Spicy Chicken Daliah - The Bread Line - Washington DC - grilled chicken, fried platanos maduros, habanero peppers and peanuts
      7. Leiderkranz cheese with vidalia onion on Westphalian pumpernickel (at home)...(alone)
      8. Cream cheese and spanish olive on white - a classic
      9. The Five College Club - Carbur's - Amherst, MA
      10. A tie - Corned Beef on a Bulkie roll - The Bulkie Deli - Boston, MA (closed) and Corned Beef, tongue and swiss with Russian dressing on rye - Wolfie Cohen's Rascal House - Miami, FL

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      1. re: HSBSteveM

        STOP IT, HSBSteve! You're making me hungry, and I'm eating lunch!!!!!

        I can think of several:
        1. MediaNoche from the dearly departed Cafe Pamplona in Cambridge, MA
        2. Muffuletta from the Corner Grocery in NOLA
        3. Italian Sub from Salumeria Italiana in Boston
        4. Pastrami on Rye with cole slaw from Katz's in New York
        5. Rare roast beef on an onion roll from any good Jewish deli
        6. My own "Filet of Fish" sandwich
        7. Clam Roll (not sure where is best any more)
        8. Falafel Stuffer at Ibbys, Jersey City

        1. re: ChefJune

          ohhhh you just reminded me of our trip to Cocoa Beach a couple years ago....
          We were not successful finding a great restaurant for dinner only because it was before Chowhound, or could of asked. Anyway we ate at the pier almost daily because I was addicted to the mahi mahi sandwiches. Which I tried fried, broiled and deep fried. I loved the cajun one best and make it at home now. That is the first time I went on vacation and lost weight!!!

        2. re: HSBSteveM

          #8? just cream cheese with olive oil drizzled in between?

          1. re: alex8alot

            No, plain cream cheese with chopped spanish olives (with the pimientos) mixed in.

          2. re: HSBSteveM

            # 5 - MUST be Dockside Daves! Best (and largest) grouper sandwich ever. Even people shy around seafood fall in love. I know it is down past North Redington and Redington Beaches. We visit there whenever we can :)

          3. Potato, egg & cheese on a roll at Edie's Luncheonette in Little Silver, NJ (1983 - 1994). So easy to make, so hard to make EXACTLY RIGHT.

            One of those Mexican torta things with avocado, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, jalapeno & mayo at the place next to Enterprise Rent-a-Car in Poughkeepsie, NY (2006). I might've just been really, really hungry that day.

            A grilled grouper sandwich somewhere in Panama City, FL (1987). I ate two of these in a row.

            Murray's scallion cream cheese, tomato, onion & nova lox on an everything bagel, New York, NY (1999 - 2003).

            1. Pastrami and chopped liver on seeded rye - so thick you wish you had a reticulated jaw like a snake - at countless jewish delis - Katz's, The Stage, Pumpernicks, New York Deli in Denver, Koch's in west Philly, etc...

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              1. re: Veggo

                I'm LOL at the "reticulated jaw" portion of this post - and also drooling remembering a certain hot pastrami on rye with sour pickles at the Carnegie Deli, NYC. And the salami at Katz's! Oh my.

                1. re: Veggo

                  what, no onion on that pastrami and chopped liver?

                2. 1) Bollito at Nerbone in the Mercato Centrale in Florence Italy. Get it bagnato(dipped in jus) with extra green and red sauces.

                  2) Muffalata at Central Grocery in New Orleans.

                  3) Chicken Schwarma with extra pickles, hot peppers and white sauce at a random food cart in Tel Aviv, Israel.

                  4) Juicy (fatty) hand cut pastrami on rye with mustard at Katz's Deli, NYC.

                  5) Beef and foie gras burger with lightly caramelized bell peppers at L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Las vegas.

                  6) Lobster Roll on the beach in Maine.

                  Wish I had more time, I could prolly fill a whole thread myself here ;o)

                  *edit - I live not far from Edie's and good call small h on the quality of their breakfast cooking in the old days *

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                  1. re: seal

                    Elaborate on that Bollito, please. What's the main attraction? I'm guessing slices of spiced, boiled meat, i.e. brisket, tongue?

                    1. re: HSBSteveM

                      It was definately boiled beef, and although it wasn't hugely spiced before it hit the roll, the combination of the two sauces and the jus made it the best.

                      There are quite a few threads on Nerbone and the bollito if you search the Italy board btw. Suffice it to say here that it was the best 5 euro I ever spent.

                    2. re: seal

                      Are you telling me that Edie's is no longer good? Because don't. Just don't.

                      1. re: small h

                        I won't say another word...

                        But if you are curious, check the Mid-Atlantic board and search for posts on Monmouth Co breakfast places. Also, in other local news, David Burke bought the Fromagerie and Burkified/killed it :(

                      2. re: seal

                        I've had that Bollito in the Mercato in Florence, and even better than the sandwich was the hunky guy who served them up... I have a photo of him making the Bollito, delicious