Top Five Sandwiches in San Diego
- Gypsy Jan Jan 7, 2013 01:25 PM
Borrowing (cough, stealing) a discussion idea from the LA board, what are your top five choices for sandwiches in San Diego?
re: Gypsy Jan
In that case, I'll start the reply of the elite:
It's simply impossible to find a decent- nay- even minimally acceptable sandwich in this backwater 'burg called San Diego. Nothing can possibly measure up to my very high taste and standards which, by mere association, tells you all about ME- the single most important subject of my posts.
One would have to travel very far, and by mere association, tells you about how far I travel and the great depth of my very high standards for both food and travel.
Thusly typed, I'm damn fond of the Italian Village Special (without pepperoncini) from Grab 'n Go on India.
As it was between my studio downtown and home for many years, I must have eaten hundreds of these sandwiches. They are another in-the-car food with a technique for consumption, and have the additional hazard of dripping oil/vinegar. One must unwrap the meal and handle the waxed-paper wrapper and the long, skinny paper bag in a particular way (a technique that is proprietary and shall not be licensed or sold) to avoid oil drips in embarassing places on one's clothing.
These are not to be eaten prior (even hours) to a client meeting or, in The Dark Old Days when there was no Mrs Name, a date.
However. I do not warrant, in any way, especially to He From The North Who No Longer Shares Our Village, that these are "Italian". Nor from any "Village" and possibly not even "Special".
They're just sandwiches I particularly enjoy because I'm hopelessly ignorant and lacking any discrimination whatsoever in my choices of foods, flavors and anything else.
re: Fake Name
No doubt it will surprise you to learn that I was quite a fan of Mimmo's, and used to frequent them when they only had the one location. A few years after that I worked in the India St. Design Center across from Grab-n-Go and maintained a monthly tab there.
I did eschew convention, though, by mainly sticking to the Tunisia or the Grilled Cheese Feta - so I guess you have me there, Mr. Champion Of The Plebs.
They are making an excellent Grilled Cheese of the Day at the new Brother's Provisions in Rancho Bernardo. I've been twice.....excellent both times.
Turkey Cobb: Con Pane
BBQ Pork Banh Mi: Pont Loma Pho
Ham and butter on mini-baguette: Bread & Cie
Fired Scallop: Point Loma Seafood
Capicolla with Provolone: Mona Lisa
I don't have five, but one of my favorites is the Spicy Chicken Sandwich at Chez Nous (Scripps Ranch).