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Jun 30, 2013 12:22 PM

One More Good Sandwich

I’m not a big po-boy guy. I have two favorite sandwiches in New Orleans and I’m looking for one more. I love a half corned beef and pastrami from Stein’s Deli and I love the roast beef sandwich at Cochon Butcher. Someone give me another to-die-for sandwich.

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    1. re: mtn_meggie

      Sounds really good, but prefer something more for a casual pickup or quick service than that.

    2. Muffaletta -- I always like Danny and Clyde's

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      1. re: Tara57

        Nah, too much bread. That’s what I don’t like about po boys. I need more filling. Also, I’m not huge on mayo or cheese on my sandwiches unless it’s a grilled cheese or it’s an integral part of the flavor profile.

      2. I'm not sure about being to die for exactly, but both the Jimmy and Italian at Jim's are very good. There's a menu here:

        1. "Shrimply the Best" at Milk Bar.

          1. Check out Tartine (Leake & Perrier). The Nicoise is one-off, and other options are always top-notch.

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            1. re: brucec

              Took the words right out of my keyboard...Tartine's tuna nicoise is delicious. Also a fan of the smoked ham w/pepper jelly, pecan cheddar spread, and apples at Gracious Bakery.

              Just ONE about half a dozen?

              You say "no cheese" unless it's an essential part of the sandwich, which pretty much describes all of the sandwiches at St. James Cheese Company. The gruyere w/onion confit is a grownup's grilled cheese. Finally, I've never had a bad sandwich at Cochon Butcher (I'm partial to the Gambino), but the place gets stupidly crowded at peak hours.

              Cuban sandwich at Norma's Bakery (mid city or Kenner).
              Smoked salmon & chevre on baguette from Oak St bakery.

              In the best-bang-for-your-buck, casual, quick service category, the clear winner is a banh mi dac biet from Dong Phuong Bakery (aka, #1, filled with pate, rolled ham, other Vietnamese charcuterie). Worth every penny of the $3.25 price tag, and the $3.00 in gas to drive out to the East to get it. Buy 10 get 1 free. Seriously.

              1. re: Hungry Celeste

                Norma’s does have a great Cuban and I like the Gambino second only to the roast beef at Cochon. I like Tartine’s tuna nicoise salad so I’ll have to try it as a sandwich next time. That Gracious Bakery smoked ham sounds awesome though. I’ll have to try that. I always end up getting the pho at Dong Phuong, but next time maybe I’ll try the #1.