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discosaturday Oct 3, 2010 05:33 AM

hey folks i need your help! i am compiling/blogging about sandwiches in baltimore, and need some suggestions/opinions about your favorite place to grab a sandwich in and around baltimore.

so far i have been to:
dipasquales market in highlandtown: i had the delicious porchetta sandwich
chaps pit beef: no introduction needed for this institution
attwater's at belvedere square: so fresh so healthy and so yum
trinacria macaroni works on paca st: awesome italian deli/grocer with delicious and cheap sandwiches.

so please help and recommend some of the best places in town to get the best food on two slices of bread!

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  1. crackers RE: discosaturday Oct 3, 2010 05:43 AM

    Attman's Deli. How could that not already be on your list?
    And the fried fish sandwich at Faidley's. Ditto.
    Plus, still warm from the oven roast turkey sandwich with the works at the roast turkey stand in Lexington Market near Faidley's.

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      treetop tom RE: discosaturday Oct 3, 2010 05:48 AM

      Three that spring to mind without much difficulty are Attman's, Mary Mervis and Captain Harvey's.

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        a70wilson RE: discosaturday Oct 3, 2010 07:04 AM

        I am a fan of Rosina Gourmet. I usually stick to the mozzarella sandwich as a veggie, and it always delivers. Great bread.

        Rosina Gourmet
        2819 Odonnell St, Baltimore, MD

        Rosina Gourmet
        300 E Lombard St Lbby 103, Baltimore, MD 21202

        1. kukubura RE: discosaturday Oct 3, 2010 07:26 AM

          Liquid Earth in Fells Point has great vegetarian sandwiches.

          Also, the banh mi at Rocket to Venus is tasty, as are the ones at Saigon Remembered, although they could both benefit from a crunchier, fresher roll. But they are damn tasty.

          And although you don't quite eat it like a sandwich, the fried fish, coleslaw, hot sauce sandwich at the JFX farmers market is awesome: http://www.urbanitebaltimore.com/balt...

          Liquid Earth
          1626 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231

          Saigon Remembered Restaurant
          5857 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212

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            discosaturday RE: kukubura Oct 3, 2010 05:26 PM

            thank you guys! duh i need to go to attmans, lennys, and faidleys. those are local legends.

            leaning towards lennys and maybe the dogwood deli this week. ill let you guys know whats consumed.

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              Dennis S RE: discosaturday Oct 3, 2010 05:40 PM

              Pit beef = Pioneer.

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                JonParker RE: discosaturday Oct 3, 2010 08:07 PM

                There is no reason to go to Lenny's when you can go to Attman's. Seriously, they're not even on the same planet.

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              lawhound RE: discosaturday Oct 4, 2010 05:38 AM

              Isabella in Little Italy for prochetta also.

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                edresner RE: discosaturday Oct 4, 2010 06:38 AM

                Some of the best sandwiches in Baltimore:

                Attman's - Stu's Special (or just stick to corned beef on rye). This the gold standard, you won't find better sandwiches anywhere.
                Andy Nelson's - pulled pork or pit beef
                Trinacria - Italian sandwich
                Eddies of Roland Park - The Parisian
                The Real Thing - cheesesteak
                Abbey Burger Bistro - burgers of any variety

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                  discosaturday RE: edresner Oct 4, 2010 12:51 PM

                  good stuff here!

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                  flavrmeistr RE: discosaturday Oct 4, 2010 11:36 AM

                  The crabcake sub at G&M carryout in Linthicum.

                  1. crackers RE: discosaturday Oct 4, 2010 06:42 PM

                    Also, the shrimp salad sandwich from Eddie's of Roland Park is stellar. And if you go back to Trinacria, right now, my fave* is the muffaletta (*subject to change without notice).

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                      KAZ RE: discosaturday Oct 5, 2010 11:27 AM

                      Ham, egg and cheese sandwich with LTM at Steve's Lunch in Cross St Market.

                      1. bebop102007 RE: discosaturday Oct 5, 2010 11:53 AM

                        Taneytown Deli. They have a great sandwich menu. My favorite is "The Jawbreaker." It's corned beef, turkey breast, roast beef, coleslaw and russian dressing on four slices of bread. I also always get a side of their broccoli salad.

                        There are two locations: Catonsville and Hunt Valley. Even though I live closer to the one in Hunt Valley, I go to the Catonsville location because it gives me an excuse to go to the H-Mart.

                        Menu is on the web.

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                          zebcook RE: discosaturday Oct 5, 2010 04:23 PM

                          I'll add pannini from Cierelo's in Belvedere Square.

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                            mhadams2668 RE: zebcook Oct 6, 2010 06:59 PM

                            Mastellone's Deli and Wine

                            I have to tell you this is the absolute best sandwich shop ever!!!!! Their meatball sub is delicious and unique. They hollow out a half a loaf of bread and stuff it with homemade goodness. The Rustico is thin sliced aged filet mignon on a homemade roll with marinated peppers and artichokes....TOP 5 sandwiches of my life! My husband loves their olive spread ...thats the old world Italian sandwich and their pesto is the best in the city!!!! They have great wine at great prices.....great frozen pasta.....I have lived in europe and NY and honestly between MUEllers and Mastellones I really am pleased and feel like I am not missing anything about living in an old world neighborhood.

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                              flavrmeistr RE: mhadams2668 Oct 7, 2010 10:12 AM

                              Where is this place?

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                                KAZ RE: flavrmeistr Oct 7, 2010 11:00 AM

                                Mastellone's is on Harford Rd inside the city line. I went for a sandwich there once and was told "Would you mind waiting 5 minutes, the bread is coming out of the oven". Now THAT"S a sandwich place!

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                                  flavrmeistr RE: KAZ Oct 7, 2010 12:51 PM

                                  Looks like the Shangri-La of Italian delis. I will report back.

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                                    Chowtimore RE: flavrmeistr Oct 7, 2010 01:14 PM

                                    Mastellone's is owned by the same folks as DiPasquale's. The food selection (especially fresh) is significantly smaller, but so are the crowds - it doesn't get the Food Network crowd of DiPasquale's. The sandwich menus are very similar, if not identical. The Old World Italian is ridiculously good.

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                                      flavrmeistr RE: Chowtimore Oct 7, 2010 02:26 PM

                                      That's all I'm looking for. Maybe some of those big green olives and wine.

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                                Bob W RE: mhadams2668 Oct 7, 2010 02:27 PM

                                I will second Mastellone's. That is a classic Italian deli with great sandwiches.

                                Plus, you'll be right across the street from Fenwick Bakery, one of Baltimore's few remaining old-school German bakeries, known for smearcase (German cheesecake), marshmallow donuts, and (in season) fabulous peach cake.

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                              hotel RE: discosaturday Oct 8, 2010 08:42 AM

                              Falafel at Cypriana, shrimp salad at Kibby's, ANY sandwich at Cafe Mocha but the curried chicken is incredible!

                              Cafe Mocha
                              859 N Howard St Fl 1, Baltimore, MD 21201

                              Cypriana Cafe
                              120 E Baltimore St Ste L1, Baltimore, MD 21202

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                                gregb RE: hotel Oct 8, 2010 09:14 AM

                                Cypriana is no more, unfortunately.

                                Cypriana Cafe
                                120 E Baltimore St Ste L1, Baltimore, MD 21202

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                                  hotel RE: gregb Oct 8, 2010 12:14 PM

                                  There's still a Cypriana in the food court at the University of Maryland Hospital.

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                                  foster RE: hotel Nov 20, 2010 02:07 PM

                                  Yes, I just searched this board for Cafe Mocha to see if anyone has talked about his sandwiches. I had the Chicken Curry Sandwich today & haven't stopped singing its praises for the past five hours. The person who took me (after raving about this place for months & eating there for years) calls the roasted salmon sandwich his favorite. Both are served on buttered crusty rolls with black beans, lettuce & tomato. The stewed chicken, grilled plaintains and beans worked together for a literally stirring experience.

                                  We have also recently had a unique & exciting sandwich at Fiesta Mexicana - the Cecina Torte.

                                  Two to try!

                                  Cafe Mocha
                                  859 N Howard St Fl 1, Baltimore, MD 21201

                                  Fiesta Mexicana
                                  8304 Philadelphia Rd, Rosedale, MD 21237

                                  Kader Camara Dba Cafe Mocha
                                  1501 Saint Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21202

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