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Sep 16, 2010 01:46 PM

Ultimate Sandwich in Des Moines

Des Moines Cityview, a local independent newspaper, put on a contest where they put 64 sandwiches up for a vote to determine which was the "Ultimate Sandwich".

A little mom & pop grocery store won with their breaded pork tenderloin sandwich. B&B Grocery is great place to have a sandwich.

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  1. Alright, I'll have to do it again. The tenderloins I've had there in the past didn't look like the pics I'm seeing in Cityview. They were good, but not that big.
    I won't ever dispute the statement that it's a great place to have a sandwich.

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    1. re: Bobfrmia

      I agree with you. The last tenderloin I had there didn't seem as big as the one pictured. But, it was tasty! I'll have to go back and try another one to see if they are making them bigger than before.

      1. re: Bobfrmia

        It seems to me, that sometimes they use actual "pork tenderloin", and some times they use "tenderized pork loin" and that can make the size and shape different.

        At least, that is my theory. I prefer the killer subs, anyhow. :)

        1. re: Inthewater

          I need to go back, too. The burgers look good. The tenderloin looks good. The Killer Italian that I had, however, just wasn't all that good, in my opinion. I'd take a sandwich from Manhattan deli over the one I had any day. One experience, though, so I will give them a fair chance to redeem.

          1. re: jhojati

            Well, Manhattan is great, though. I may take a sammich from them over B&B.

            For me, it's more about knowing a bunch of great places that I can go to where ever I am, not so much one place that is the best. :) Now, if I had the choice between either of those and...SubWay, well I'd go with either of them.

            1. re: Inthewater

              That's the problem about working in WDM and living in Johnston. Not a lot of good sandwiches. I like Palmer's well enough, but there aren't a lot of places that have mortadella, capacola, good pastrami, etc. Taste of Italy is nearby, but their Italian Sausage sandwich was not good when I had it last. Oh, how I wish there were a food truck scene here!

              1. re: jhojati

                "Good" food trucks, other than the great taco trucks we have, would be awesome. I'd love to be able to try out even more stuff than I can now.

                The closest "good" sandwich spot to where i work IS B&B, and it is a 10 minute drive down E 14th St. A good deli like Manhattan or B&B on North E 14th would destroy.

          2. re: Inthewater

            Outrageous Food on the Food Network last night did a feature on B&B.
            They put together a giant sandwich that included a tenderloin, the ingredients of the Dad's killer, Zach's Italian, and the quadzilla. I think it was created for the show, but I'm sure you could get one(but why?).
            Anyway, they make the tenderloins from pork loin, butterflied, pounded, and mechanically tenderized.

            1. re: Bobfrmia

              My stepson was there for the taping (south-side regular) and he got the same sandwich. He said it was gross from the start and a few days later when he finished it, but since he's 19 and hungry I figured he would. I've had a few killers and loins, but I'm not a huge fan. I live in a north suburb, maybe that's why and don't desire to drive 20 miles for a gut bomb.