HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >

Just had a cold meatloaf sandie at Blue Ribbon

Swankalicious Dec 7, 2012 08:53 AM

And now I'm feeling blue. :( Ordered a special, meatloaf sandwich with spicy mayo, got it home, and took a bite. The loaf was a square block of cold meat. Very depressing. Got a side of cheese mash, which was notably devoid of deliciousness. Green beans were good. Hmph.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. j
    Jenny Ondioline RE: Swankalicious Dec 7, 2012 09:01 AM

    It's been my experience that true meatloaf sandwich devotees (I'm married to one) *want* the meat to be cold. Although I can totally see that that would be off-putting if you were expecting it to be hot.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Jenny Ondioline
      treb RE: Jenny Ondioline Dec 7, 2012 04:22 PM

      Absoultely cold, If was warm I'd send it back.

    2. Boston_Otter RE: Swankalicious Dec 7, 2012 09:02 AM

      I will cheerfully eat a cold meatloaf sandwich made from leftovers in the fridge. But a meatloaf special from Blue Ribbon had better be hot and toasty, I agree.

      1. MC Slim JB RE: Swankalicious Dec 7, 2012 09:34 AM

        I generally prefer cold, myself, but expectations matter.


        1. f
          Foodie_BBQ RE: Swankalicious Dec 7, 2012 09:40 AM

          I had a decent (tasting) pastrami sandwich from the Arlington branch about a month ago. While it tasted good when eaten with a fork and knife, it wasn't a well executed sandwich. I resolved to stick to the basics there after that.

          Of course now I'm locked into to three more Groupon supported lunches, so may have to poke around the menu a little.

          1. Infomaniac RE: Swankalicious Dec 7, 2012 04:52 PM

            I would expect a meatloaf sandwich to be cold if it was served with mayo., and I would expect a warm meatloaf sandwich to be served with gravy.

            1. s
              snippet RE: Swankalicious Dec 7, 2012 06:35 PM

              I like meatloaf sandwiches cold.

              But, it would be really nice if everyplace made clear that a given sandwich is hot or cold, if it's not on some list under hot or cold or otherwise obvious. Or ask. I know I've had some rude surprises. My pet peeve is when someplace puts lettuce on a sandwich then toasts it, gross.

              1. Ferrari328 RE: Swankalicious Dec 8, 2012 06:35 AM

                The meatloaf sandwich at Blue Ribbon has always been served hot. To keep down the messiness I always order it as a wrap.


                1. g
                  Gabatta RE: Swankalicious Dec 8, 2012 07:11 AM

                  I'll take my meatloaf sandwich cold with a bit of ketchup. I used to get those from Mom in school lunches. Do you think it was a food safety issue to keep that in my desk all morning?

                  I haven't been to Blue Ribbon in a few years, as it left me feeling blue more often than not.

                  1 Reply
                  1. re: Gabatta
                    treb RE: Gabatta Dec 8, 2012 08:32 AM

                    My desk was also my lunch storage spot, still alive to post about it! My sandwich was made with mayo and lettuce.

                  2. b
                    bear RE: Swankalicious Dec 8, 2012 08:16 AM

                    To me, it all depends on the loaf. Give me a nice slab of tender, well-seasoned meatloaf cold with a bit of mustard on good bread and I'm a happy girl. Give me a cold, dense block of bland meat and I'll take a pass, thanks. Sounds like Blue Ribbon's was in the latter category. Maybe it's a different animal when it's warm. Thanks for the warning, swank.

                    Show Hidden Posts