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Jun 29, 2009 11:09 AM

SD: sandwiches

Mom is in town from AZ and wants a good sandwich. I am drawing a blank. Any suggestions other than Urban Solace?

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  1. Scallop sandwich at Point Loma Seafood

    The Cheese Shop in La Jolla Shores is my favorite for deli style sammies. My fave is the roast pork loin.

    K Sandwiches in Linda Vista for Banh Mi (I like the dac biet).

    Alexe's Brown Bag on 5th Ave. in Uptown for Philly style cheesteaks.

    Mona Lisa in Little Italy for italian meats and especially the meatless Caprese.

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    1. re: Captain Jack

      Thank you for the prompt response.

      I thought about K sandwiches, but my mom is not open to anything other than "traditional American" sandwiches. I know, I know.

      PLS sounds good, she'd love the scallop sandwich.

      1. re: Captain Jack

        A few more thoughts:

        The Fishery in Pacific Beach for their grilled Mahi Mahi with lettuce, tomato, and tartar on fresh sourdough. It's really good.

        Cafe 976 in Pacific beach for their French Connection (grilled chicken breast, mozzarella cheese, sliced hard cooked egg, lettuce, tomato, & cilantro mayonaise on fresh baguette. Their patio is really nice this time of year.

        Gaglione Brothers in Point Loma for their The Turk (house-made roast turkey breast, herb stuffing, cranberry sauce, and mayo. It's Thanksgiving on sammy roll.

        Olde City Grill in Pacific Beach for their Tripple Bypass (American Wagu beef, pepperoni, Italian sausage, meatballs, American cheese, Cheese Wiz, grilled onions, and sauteed mushrooms. All of their Cheesteaks are good, but this one takes the cake.

        1. re: Captain Jack

          One last thought, if you can convince your mom that she will like it:

          La Torta in La Mesa for their Super Natalia's torta (roast beef, ham, turkey, jack cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, beans, jalapenos, avocado, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, and mayo on a telara roll). This thing is one of the largest sammies I have encountered in San Diego, I barely finished (with the mound of included home fries), and I am 6'5" and 260lbs. All the tortas here are good, this place in my mind, is a real find.

          1. re: Captain Jack

            I think the La Torta in La Mesa closed awhile back but they do have a couple of other locations around (I know there's one kind of near State).

        2. I would definitely second both Point Loma Seafoods and Alex's Brown Bag. However, the best sandwich in all of San Diego, IMHO, is the Turkey Cobb and Con Pane Bakery in Point Loma. This sandwich ruined me for all other sandwiches, except when I'm in a cheezy place, then I get the Almost Grilled Cheese with Brie and Gorgonzola. DECADENT YUM.

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          1. re: sdnosh

            Gourmet Bagger either on Rosecrans or Miramar Road

          2. Blue Water Grill on India St has good fish sandwiches, most are priced between $7-$8 ea. Sides are extra ($3-$3.50) but are large enough to share between 2 people.

            1. El Pescador makes a killer fish (sea bass) sandwich
              Point Loma Seafood for the calamari or scallop sandwich
              French Market Grille for a eggplant, turkey and brie on olive bread
              Cheese Shop for turkey, cheese and avo on rye..
              Antonelli's Deli for a turkey, cheese on rye..this one I lust for!
              Studio diner for one of the best club sandwiches

              1. Bread & Cie. Great sandwiches.