What is your favorite sandwich in Metro-Detroit?
Let me preface that I'm doing this for a project I'm working on.
What is your favorite sandwich from a Metro-Detroit non-corporate sandwich shop, party store, deli, or even food truck? please refrain from saying hints like "my sister's house."
I've eaten a lot of sandwiches in my life, I just want your opinion on what I'm missing.
Hygrade Deli Classic Reuben made with Sy Ginsberg Corned Beef both a Detroit tradition for 60 plus years. A must try in this amazing dated outstanding deli on Michigan Ave just west of the old train station, Here's their Facebook Page ENJOY
Easy the $ 5 Italian Sub at Alcamo's Dearborn
Best Subs in the D, fo 50 plus years
OK folks you've never I mean never had a sub until you've eaten an Italian $ 5 loaded, with the freshest most flavorful meats and cheeses in and around the D. They line up and yes you take a number to get these daily belly buster subs, with a dozen folks working fast and furious behind that mega meat counter. A must try years ago my friend Eric says once you go , you'll be hooked and yes I am at least twice per month for that fix and I've got dozens of friends and neighbor's hooked just like you'll be.
Also pick up the wine and parsley sausage or the mici Romanian sausage and garlic butter all made daily in house.
The breads, oils and olive selection Will blow you away. The service and smell when you step foot in the door will just say I've stepped back in time fifty years ago
I tried Alcamo's today. It's a darned good
italian sub. But I think Gonellas on South
Oakwood has the better sub and is a better
My $5 Alcamo's cost $6.69 out the door. They
charged $.50 for hot peppers and $1 for a hard
roll. The hard roll was a real let down, no
crisp/crunch at all. Darned good chew. More
of a square roll than traditional sub roll.
Gonellas $5.50 offering is comparable meat and
cheese ... and they only charge 10-cents for
the hard roll and the hot peppers are N/C.
Their hard roll has the crisp/crunch that I
If I happen to be nearby Alcamo's, will be
dandy. If I am craving a sub and gonna drive
30-miles, I'll drive a few more miles to
Gonellas - the S. Oakwood market.
Then there is the matter of neighborhood
"charm." STOP LAUGHING! Something about that
South Oakwood Blvd neighborhood that gets
my adrenalin pumping. <g>
re: dearborn barkis
Finally got a chance to try Gonella's sub with a hard roll today (I'd stopped by multiple times previously, but the hard rolls were always sold out, and I refused to water down the trial...). Didn't really know what to get (6 layers of meat? 8?), so I went with the 8 layers of meat, with no cheese on a hard roll, dressing on the side (to go). I then went to Giovanni's for lunch and enjoyed the crap out of myself. Even had dessert.
I ate the sub later in the day, and I won't make that mistake again. The quality was there in spades, but sitting in the car didn't do the sandwich any favors. Great roll, *high* quality meats, fresh veggies (though the tomato had no flavor at all). Bonus points for them adding extra onions when I asked them to and they didn't make it an Onion Sandwich of Death Breath. Just the right number, I'd say.
I didn't get to try the sauce as I was on the road while eating it, and saucing it would have been ridiculous. Besides, I'm pretty anal about eating in my car. Hate to do it, but will if need be, and today was that kind of day.
I would definitely go back for this if I'm in the area. Good, quick-moving lunch crowd here, with an efficient staff. Though I despise the presence of them, the entire sandwich-making staff was hustling well, and my own sandwich maker impressed me so much, that I actually threw a buck into the Tip Jar of Doom. I *hardly ever* do that (Carnival Market's the exception, but they really take care of me, there), so service was good.
Maybe if I'd left the sandwich out in the car in *winter*, instead...yeah. That might be the better idea.
I...just...what. You seriously reviewed a sandwich you ate after you left it in your car. In June. In 80-plus degree weather and high humidity. Did you at least leave the windows cracked so it could breathe?
This is akin to going to Giovanni's, ordering a beautiful plate of pasta, then sprinkling powdered asbestos ceiling tiles on it. And then reviewing it. You've rendered it inedible.
The Wooden Spoon in Brighton and the (French) Laundry in Fenton both have really great sandwiches, my all-time favorite being the The Apple Orchard at The Wooden Spoon: Brie, apple butter, spiced walnuts, sour apples & apple cider
Vinaigrette tossed arugula on multi-grain roll. It sounds different and quite sweet but it isn't, the flavors all melt together in an amazing way, you have to give it a shot.
Just a few I can think of offhand...
Corned Beef Special from the Star in Southfield
Nostalgia Burger with Piedmontese Beef from Beau Jack's in West Bloomfield (yeah, I give them a slight edge over Redcoat)
Gyros from Golden Fleece in Greektown
Monte Cristo from The Lodge in Keego Harbor
Ernie's Market for the best cheapest $5 3 meat/3 cheese sammich ever.
Vinnie's Italian Sub Shop for the Italian sub. Get the spicy oil dressing.
Jaw Jumbo Burger for the cheeseburger sub.
Ricky's Sub Shop for a cheesesteak.
I tried this one tonight, and honestly RedTop, it was pretty impressive. A bit on the pricey side, but then again, so is the filet mignon sandwich at Jeremy.
The perch was pretty much perfect...I don't know that they could have done it any better than that. I do wish that it had been a tiny bit bigger (four pieces instead of the three provided), but every part of the sandwich worked. They provided some beautiful romaine, purple onion, and a surprisingly red slice of tomato. They also provided a tartar sauce that I wouldn't want with anything else but this particular application, I don't think. It's not at *all* like Scotty Simpsons' wonderful elixir...but doggone it if it isn't perfect for this sandwich.
I guess it's hard for me to believe that a bar like this could do perch that well...but they do! I think I'll be trying the perch dinner in the future, and if they do it the same way, I'm sure it'll be a place I can count on over on the east side.
I am in love, love, love with the filet mignon sandwich at Jeremy in Keego Harbor...it's the same one rainsux mentioned. I've had it many times, and it's almost always ridiculously delicious. It's not cheap at $14, but it does come with a side of steak fries, and some housemade hummus and crackers. I don't leave hungry, and my taste buds are wicked happy when I'm done.
I might as well start off by saying my favorites
I adore Italian subs. My two favorites don't compare but I love can't get enough of the Italian sub from Bommarito Bakery in St. Clair Shores
My runner up to that is the Italian sub on the hard roll at Ventimiglia Italian Foods in Sterling Heights
My last is as simple as it gets. Give me a ham sandwich from Lile's Sandwich Shop in Dearborn
I've eaten Tubby's Mushroom Steak & Cheese Sub many times, for about 40 years. I'll go with that.
Had great hamburgers, corned beef, Fried Fish, Bologna, Pulled Pork, and BLTs all over the metro.
Wish someone from Flyover Country would move here and offer a Pork Cutlet sandwich!
The italian sub fron Gonellas (Italian Mkt). The
hard rolls are an extra dime and sell-out fast.
Wise to arrive well before noon if you want a hard
I also like the italian sausage sandwich @ Vinnie's
Keego Specialty Sausage Co. also has a good
(spicy) italian sausage and a good braut:
I like the Hippo (Chicago) dog and the italian beef
sandwiches at Hippo's in Troy:
Fly Trap @ Ferndale has a very good salmon sandwich:
My go-to place for reubens is Hygrade Deli:
Classic Sliders? Motz
Yuppie/Trendy Sliders? Green Dot Stables
Hamburgers? Red Coat Tavern
Steak sandwich: Jeremy's @ Keego Harbor)
(only served at the bar
Monte Cristo @ Scrambler Marie's, Farmington Hills