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Top 5 Ethnic Sandwiches in the area

RichardinDC Aug 6, 2010 08:52 AM

Mine - no particular order....

1) Combo Torta from El Charrito Caminante (Arlington)
2) Doner Sandwich from Cafe Divan (DC)
3) Chicken Tika Wrap from Nan and Beyond (DC)
4) Bahn Mi (grilled pork) from Song Que (Eden Center)
5) Labne Spread Sandwich from Figs (DC)

El Charrito Caminante
2710 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Cafe Divan
1834 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

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    flavrmeistr Aug 6, 2010 01:22 PM

    I thought the sandwich was an English invention. Is English an ethnicity? Anyway, I know what the number 1 sandwich is in the area--the steak, ham, egg and provolone sub at Mario's. Lefty style.

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    1. re: flavrmeistr
      sekelmaan Aug 6, 2010 01:36 PM

      Mmmm. That sounds good. That the pizza place on Wilson?

      1. re: sekelmaan
        flavrmeistr Aug 6, 2010 01:58 PM

        The same.

        1. re: flavrmeistr
          sekelmaan Aug 7, 2010 12:54 PM

          I have to admit. That is a pretty good breakfast sandwich. Looking at the fryer and flat grill almost had me walk out. I have not seen anything that filthy in very long time, but I said to myself "seasoning". Loaded up the sandwich with some Grace extra hot and was good to go. The small 6" was at least a pound of food. I got through half. Thanks for the tip.

          1. re: sekelmaan
            flavrmeistr Aug 8, 2010 01:23 PM

            Yeah, but it's really great filth. That grill hasn't cooled in fifty years.

    2. monkeyrotica Aug 6, 2010 11:08 AM

      What's a non-ethnic sandwich?

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      1. re: monkeyrotica
        bigterp1 Aug 6, 2010 11:09 AM

        A pastrami on rye. Oh wait....

        1. re: monkeyrotica
          Gonzocook Aug 6, 2010 11:31 AM

          Spam and Velveeta on white Wonderbread with iceberg lettuce and Miracle Whip.

          (Mmmm..kinda made myself hungry.)

          1. re: Gonzocook
            bigterp1 Aug 6, 2010 12:10 PM

            Is "Minnesota" (or any number of great plains states) ethnic?

          2. re: monkeyrotica
            Dennis S Aug 6, 2010 01:14 PM

            We're all ethnic somewhere.

          3. Dennis S Aug 6, 2010 09:05 AM

            Hot Sicilian at The Deli in Herndon.

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