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Aug 6, 2010 08:52 AM

Top 5 Ethnic Sandwiches in the area

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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  1. Hot Sicilian at The Deli in Herndon.

        1. re: monkeyrotica

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

          (Mmmm..kinda made myself hungry.)

          1. re: Gonzocook

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

          2. 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

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

                1. re: flavrmeistr

                  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

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