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Jakis Mar 22, 2012 09:39 AM

Whats your favorite sandwich there? What should I get?

  1. atomeyes Mar 22, 2012 11:28 AM

    my wife likes the chicken w/pesto.
    i like brisket with bbq sauce.

    sandwiches never leave me full, though, and i'm not a big guy.

    1. Splendid Wine Snob Mar 22, 2012 12:07 PM

      I like the brisket with onions and horseradish.

      I'm surprised by atomeyes comment on the size of sandwich. To me, it's huge, and I've always left full. And I can out eat a lot of men! Maybe they just give me more brisket?

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      1. re: Splendid Wine Snob
        atomeyes Mar 22, 2012 01:02 PM

        i wouldn't call it huge. its about $2-3 more for a similar size sandwich that, for example, Buster Rhino's offers.
        I've never had a sandwich there and walked away completely satisfied. while i can eat a decent amount, my appetite isn't THAT huge.

        1. re: atomeyes
          magic Mar 22, 2012 02:39 PM

          Pulled Pork/Chipotle Mayo/BBQ Sauce/Fire Roasted Red Onions.

          Oh baby.

          I've never had an issue with sammo sizes there, and fella I can eat. Always just right. For me at least...

          1. re: atomeyes
            Splendid Wine Snob Mar 22, 2012 03:36 PM

            Well, I think it's huge. My opinion of course. I often have trouble finishing it. And seriously (I'm not exaggerating here one iota), I can pound it back. They probably make mine bigger :)

            1. re: Splendid Wine Snob
              Chester Eleganté Mar 28, 2012 02:24 PM

              hey there, my SWS :)

              eh, it could be bigger...

              1. re: Chester Eleganté
                Splendid Wine Snob Mar 28, 2012 02:46 PM

                Oh Chester! I guess size does matter ; )

                1. re: Splendid Wine Snob
                  TorontoJo Mar 28, 2012 02:49 PM

                  You just made me snort my champagne up my nose...

                  1. re: TorontoJo
                    Splendid Wine Snob Mar 28, 2012 02:51 PM

                    Snort Champagne!!!! My god, you just made my day with that visual. I'm glad I made you laugh!

                    1. re: Splendid Wine Snob
                      Chester Eleganté Mar 28, 2012 03:11 PM

                      I set'em up, you knock'em down!

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          peppermint pate Mar 22, 2012 12:58 PM

          Love me a Camel sammie.

          First choice - brisket, brisket, brisket (though I enjoy it most on a cold winter's day). I'm not a big fan of the bbq sauce, though others will disagree - I find it a bit overpowering. I like brisket + chipotle + mushrooms or caramelized onions. Sometimes I add arugula.

          In the warmer weather, I love the steak + roasted peppers + mustard + mayo. Or with charamoula + caramelized onions + mushrooms.

          The veggie sandwich is also really good and you can add a side order of the steak to "meat it up". Really good with charamoula.

          The chicken can be on the dry side - ask for some extra juice. I like it with basil pesto + mushrooms + peppers. Sometimes arugula again. And sometimes chipotle or charamoula instead of the basil pesto mayo.


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          1. re: peppermint pate
            petek Mar 22, 2012 01:13 PM

            Brisket w/ caramelized onions+mushrooms and charamoula... mmmmmm

          2. sgogo Mar 22, 2012 03:29 PM

            Pulled chicken with pesto mayo, caramelized onions & roasted tomatoes, sometimes with horseradish. And I'm always really full after, for what it's worth.

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            1. re: sgogo
              millygirl Mar 22, 2012 04:28 PM

              Yup, that's my preference also - chicken with pesto. OMG I could really go for one now. I shouldn't read CH before din dins. LOL

              1. re: millygirl
                prima Oct 6, 2012 09:01 PM

                Finally tried the chicken with pesto mayo. Loved it. The chicken was very moist today, and they were very generous with the chicken. I was also very full after the sandwich. Will attempt to save half for later, next time I visit.

                1. re: prima
                  kwass Oct 7, 2012 10:09 AM

                  The chicken is the only sandwich I get there. I like to have it with both onions, fire roasted and caramalized, sauteed mushrooms, and the black camel bbq sauce. I often bring this sandwich home, and add mustard to it, which puts it over the top.

                  1. re: kwass
                    kwass Oct 7, 2012 10:30 AM

                    And I almost forgot...Hummus as well.

                    1. re: kwass
                      prima Oct 7, 2012 10:48 AM

                      Thanks for the rec, kwass. ;-)

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                        peppermint pate Oct 10, 2012 08:54 AM

                        Whoa, that's a loaded sandwich. Never thought of combining the 2 onions - nice!

                        The chicken club is good these days - chicken with pancetta, roasted tomatoes and basil pesto mayo. But still, it's the brisket that makes me swoon the most. Every time.

                        1. re: peppermint pate
                          kwass Oct 10, 2012 12:51 PM

                          Combining the 2 onions makes for a really good sandwich!!

                          1. re: kwass
                            peppermint pate Oct 10, 2012 02:36 PM

                            I believe it - the heat on the fire roasted onions would nicely balance the sweetness of the caramelized onions - I'm going to try it. Thanks for the idea!

                            1. re: peppermint pate
                              kwass Oct 10, 2012 02:42 PM

                              It really does provide a nice contrast. Make sure you report back :)

                              1. re: kwass
                                peppermint pate Oct 10, 2012 03:31 PM

                                Will do - I have a free sandwich burning a hole on my Camel card. I'm still waiting on you to try/report a trip to Rachel's...

                                1. re: peppermint pate
                                  kwass Oct 10, 2012 04:54 PM

                                  I'm planning on going next weekend, so I will definitely let you know!

                      2. re: kwass
                        rstuart May 18, 2013 03:54 PM

                        Finally got to try it, and I had the chicken with the caramelized onions, BBQ sauce and arugula. So so good, but I found it very large. I ate the whole thing. but that was about 3 hours ago, and I still feel full to the point of slightly ill...

                2. Notorious P.I.G. Mar 28, 2012 07:38 PM

                  Big fan of the breakfast sandwich. Smoked salmon and eggs with caramelized onions and Charamoula mayo.

                  1. Baelsette Oct 11, 2012 02:09 PM

                    I am a meat eater but love my veggies. The roasted veggie sandwich there is amazing!! I love it with caramelized onions, pesto mayo and provolone, delish!!

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                    1. re: Baelsette
                      kwass Oct 11, 2012 02:24 PM

                      I've always wanted to try the roasted veggie sandwich, but I can't seem to tear myself away from the pulled chicken. Does the veggie sandwich come covered in sauce?

                    2. Baelsette Oct 11, 2012 05:27 PM

                      Other than the basil pesto mayo I don't believe they put a sauce on it. Seriously, it is Amazing! Make sure you get caramelized onions too. I'm drooling thinking about it.

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