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Mar 22, 2012 09:39 AM

Black Camel

Whats your favorite sandwich there? What should I get?

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  1. 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. 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

        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

          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

            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

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

                  1. re: TorontoJo

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

        2. 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

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

          2. 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

              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

                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

                  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

                    And I almost forgot...Hummus as well.

                    1. re: kwass

                      Thanks for the rec, kwass. ;-)

                      1. re: kwass

                        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

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

                          1. re: kwass

                            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

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

                              1. re: kwass

                                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

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

                      2. re: kwass

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