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May 4, 2013 09:19 AM

Best Sandwich in D.C.

might be the pork-belly banh mi at Cork Market. Thank goodness it's only available on Saturdays, or it'd be a danger to my health. FWIW, the menu at Standard looked really good, too.

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  1. Have you been to SUNdeVICH? I've tried a little more than half their menu, it's all awesome except for the Isfahan.

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    1. re: Benquo

      Yes. I enjoy Sundevich, but I always come away thinking that the sandwiches there are very good, not great, and cost a bit more than they should. Nothing to sneeze at -- it's a really great spot; but it doesn't make anything as scrumptious as the Cork Market banh mi.

      1. re: Marty L.

        Then I better get down to Cork Market. Thanks for the rec!

    2. Jetties has some fantastic sandwiches. The Monomoy is far and away the best roast beef sandwich in DC. And Morty's Delicatessen has a chicken bacon salad that I could just eat out of a trough...

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            1. re: Steve

              Shows how long its been since Ive gone there. Still taste their chicken salad in my dreams though. Will now have to find another contender...

            2. re: Insidious Rex

              Have you tried the roast beef at MGM? Their brisket isn't too shabby either.


              1. re: monkeyrotica

                I tried the brisket at MGM. As I said before, the Cadillac of fresh-carved sandwich places in DC. But the brisket is not in the same league as the banh mi. Will try the roast beef next time.

              St. Michel's Bakery (Rockville location) makes excellent French street sandwiches. I recommend The Complet.

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              1. re: Mister Big

                I LOVE St. Michel's Bakery! I had no idea they made sandwiches! Can you describe a French street sandwich?

                1. re: ineemeeny

                  Baguette with ham or turkey, mustard, tomato, sliced hard-boiled egg; simple but tasty.

              2. When Adam Richman was doing his Best Sandwich in America show/contest on The Travel Channel, the sandwich he mentioned from DC was a chicken club from The W Hotel. The catch is that you must be a hotel guest to order it from room service.

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                1. re: Philly Ray

                  That sandwich looked amazing but I clearly will never try it because I can't see a situation where I will be staying at the W Hotel. They really should just put that delicious looking thing on the bar menu.

                  1. re: biscuit

                    The chivito is one heckuva sandwich. But the Uruguayan brothers have moved to Take Eat Easy in the 1900 block of M St., NW. Not sure about the quality at Fast Gourmet anymore.

                    Report back if you go.

                      1. re: Steve

                        Seems like a common complain that it's gone downhill, but I've been twice in 2013 and it was great both times.

                        1. re: Steve

                          Oh man, I never got to try the chivito (I tried the Cubano I think, the one with fewer indredients anyway. Take Eat Easy seems to be open late enough for me to actually get there...