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Jan 8, 2009 10:20 AM

Sam LaGrassa's > Sex

I just had my first sandwich from Sam LaGrassa's on Province Street in the financial district. I went with a colleague who pretty much insisted I get one of the Sam's specials - I ended up ordering the roast beef special, which was tender roast beef, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, warm melted swiss cheese, and a creamy BBQ sauce that almost brought me to tears (in a good way). At $11 for a sandwich and a diet coke, this is not a recession-friendly lunch destination by any means. But, I think I could die now secure in the knowledge that I've had the best sandwich within a 5 mile radius of my office.

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  1. What is this sex you talk of? Where can a hound find it?

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    1. re: Prav

      Just go to Sam's - it's cheaper and less messy.

      1. re: Lauren R.

        No, it's not.
        Good corned beef though.

    2. Yeah - wish they could get away from the portugeuse buns and soft ryes.

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        1. Heh, I thought that was an arrow. Got me thinking, What exactly is going on at Sam LaGrassa's these days? :-D

          I really need to try their sandwiches at some point. Their hours don't really allow me much of a chance to get there, as I am almost never in Boston on a weekday...

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          1. re: hiddenboston

            Lauren. Take a trip out to Dominick's in Waltham. I think you'd really like it - killer sandwiches.

            1. re: Mr Bigglesworth

              Thanks for the rec! I'm car-less so don't get out that way much, but if I'm in the area, what's your go-to order?

              1. re: Lauren R.

                You actually don't need a car to get to Waltham from Boston -- commuter rail runs out from North Station to this town. Domenic's is a bit of a walk up Main Street from the train stop, but certainly not an unreasonable hike, either. They do make excellent sub sandwiches there, among the best in the Greater Boston area.

                1. re: Lauren R.

                  In my opinion there are 2 go-to orders:

                  The Eggplant parmesan panini (melenzane) on their atrtisan bread, the Dom's special, or if you want to compare to your roast beef, get the Manzo (roast beef, carmelized onions and gorgonzola).

                  You can also order trays of the melenzane... really good stuff. Well worth the ride.


                2. re: Mr Bigglesworth

                  My office was desperate in need of a new place for the lunch rotation (We are in Watertown). Went to Dominic's today off this recommendation and was very pleased. I had the Coppa panini with coppa, pickled eggplant (which I adore) and arugala. Delicious! And it reminded me of the sandwiches I had in Rome this summer.

                  Most of my co-workers were pleased too. Some got chicken parm. Some got other deli sandwiches. One co-worker got the meatball panini and didn't like it. He thought the meatballs were too dense or too tight. I could have told him he was ordering poorly. It's not a sub shop...

                  1. re: heypielady

                    I love Dominic's, but much prefer the cold sandwiches to the hot ones.

                3. re: hiddenboston

                  They used to be open Sat..some years back..and may reopen again if the 45 Province St hi rise ever gets completed and occupied..same with the Chacarero on Province.

                4. A friend and I went halves on a corned beef and pastrami this week. Good as ever and I could easily overlook the subpar light rye.

                  While it was great, I don't know about "better than sex,' maybe you're doing it wrong..::)...or you could have sex while eating a pastrami sandwich, messy but the best of all worlds..:)

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                  1. re: 9lives

                    Must also be watching TV to hit the trifecta. Pastrami is the most sensuous of the smoked meats.

                    1. re: 9lives

                      There was a Seinfeld where George was eating a pastrami or corned beef sandwich while having sex.