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2020-10-19 8:29:38 PM  
WTF, Mississippi?!?!
 
2020-10-19 8:46:34 PM  
Needs to be done by region or something rather than state:

TENNESSEE
Hot Chicken Sandwich


Don't tell Memphis
 
2020-10-19 9:37:12 PM  
F*ck all y'all involved in putting a Redbook link on here.
 
2020-10-19 9:40:12 PM  
Alchemy Cafe has pretty good grilled cheese sammiches but WTF I've had dozens of better ones in town.

/again, fark the lot of you for the redbook link
//and you're even worse people for making me click on it. jerks.
 
2020-10-19 9:53:50 PM  
*sigh*

The article is probably correct. Illinois does have the best Italian Sandwich.

We use them to bribe the Wisconsin border guard for mozzarella.

/Keep that under your hat, fark.
 
2020-10-19 9:59:22 PM  
Delaware Thanksgiving Sub

The easiest way to describe this sandwich is taking all of the fixings of Thanksgiving dinner and putting it into a sub. Invented by Delaware's Capriotti's Sandwich Shop more than 40 years ago, it's made with house-roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and mayo. It's a personal favorite by Joe Biden.


I'm suing. I invented that well over 40 years ago.
 
2020-10-19 10:05:12 PM  

Naido: Needs to be done by region or something rather than state:

TENNESSEE
Hot Chicken Sandwich

Don't tell Memphis


Agreed. East Tennessee has pulled pork sandwiches better than North Carolina, and the country ham biscuit is as popular there as in Virginia.
 
2020-10-19 10:10:19 PM  
I'm driving through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida this week.

I need the best sandwich locations and types.
 
2020-10-19 10:39:09 PM  
TEXAS
Barbecue Brisket


Wife and I are on a barbecue cook team in the Houston area. We're around barbecue for a lot of time and are consequently sick of barbecue for most of the year. There's only one barbecue place in Houston I'll actually eat a brisket sandwich at: Hickory Pit in Bellaire. Little hole in the wall place with one of the best sauces around.

Wife is also from Rhode Island and will order the Olneyville Hot Wiener mix and make them at home. Really damn good.
 
2020-10-19 10:44:30 PM  
Jesus Christ. I'm fatter just for reading that. And that crab cake sandwich would make me commit murder of various kinds to lay hands on it.
 
2020-10-19 10:59:34 PM  

Destructor: I'm driving through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida this week.


I am so sorry.
 
2020-10-19 11:33:30 PM  
Get the fark out of here with that Utah Navajo taco shiat. If you're going to do that dish, let Arizona have it or New Mexico to make up for that lame ass green chile turkey bullshiat. The correct answer for New Mexico is stuffed sopapilla, by the way. I have no idea what Utah's is and I don't really care.
 
2020-10-19 11:39:34 PM  
I wanted to like the IN tenderloin sandwich. But every one I have had was so bland and boring.
 
2020-10-19 11:52:20 PM  

MrBallou: Delaware Thanksgiving Sub

The easiest way to describe this sandwich is taking all of the fixings of Thanksgiving dinner and putting it into a sub. Invented by Delaware's Capriotti's Sandwich Shop more than 40 years ago, it's made with house-roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and mayo. It's a personal favorite by Joe Biden.

I'm suing. I invented that well over 40 years ago.


But did it have the moist maker?
 
2020-10-19 11:54:39 PM  
Don't be a farking pimento cheese sandwich.

Checks TFA and of course it is.  Every time for Georgia ugh.
 
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2020-10-20 12:04:55 AM  

MrBallou: Delaware Thanksgiving Sub

The easiest way to describe this sandwich is taking all of the fixings of Thanksgiving dinner and putting it into a sub. Invented by Delaware's Capriotti's Sandwich Shop more than 40 years ago, it's made with house-roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and mayo. It's a personal favorite by Joe Biden.

I'm suing. I invented that well over 40 years ago.


My go to Thanksgiving leftover sandwich is turkey, pickles, mustard, mayo, non toasted bread. I'm a freak. But fark it's good.
 
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2020-10-20 12:09:24 AM  
Also I disagree with this list. They just had to put a Detroit proper place on the list for Michigan, and I get it.

No. Three best sandwich in michigan was the corned beef on an onion roll at onion roll deli in royal oak
 
2020-10-20 12:10:17 AM  
hmmm Minnesota  Walleye sandwich?   I'll allow it but it's not usually served as a sandwich.   The Juicy lucy  burger would be a better choice but since there are no burgers else where on the list it is understandable they skipped it.
 
2020-10-20 12:11:42 AM  
Montana:

GI Joe - Pork Chop Sandwiches
Youtube L1BDM1oBRJ8
 
2020-10-20 12:33:19 AM  
Reindeer sausage?

I guess that answers whether a hot dog counts as a sandwich.
 
2020-10-20 12:40:04 AM  

duckpoopy: I wanted to like the IN tenderloin sandwich. But every one I have had was so bland and boring.


Iowa also make them
 
2020-10-20 12:43:12 AM  

duckpoopy: I wanted to like the IN tenderloin sandwich. But every one I have had was so bland and boring.


You think that's bad, try the loose meat sammich (phrasing) from Maid Rite in Iowa. Talk about bland.

And what defuqee is a spuckey?
 
2020-10-20 12:51:24 AM  

Destructor: I'm driving through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida this week.

I need the best sandwich locations and types.


Your profile says you are somewhere in NE Illinois but since I live in NE Indiana any local places I'd recommend for fried pork tenderloin sandwiches would be pointless.  I like them mostly for nostalgia so...

They're okay. If you really want to have one, scan through any of the "Top 10 Fried Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches of Indiana " articles and pick a place on the way.

When I visit my brother in Knoxville I stop at Shapiro's Delicatessen in south Indy. It's a relatively quick jaunt from the interstate.  I always get a Reuben but they have the usual deli sandwich options. All the sandwiches are piled high with meat and can be had hot or cold. I've never had a bad experience there but I am a moron  ; )

Good luck on your travels!
 
2020-10-20 1:22:13 AM  
How many states really have a truly iconic sandwich?  (Which is what this list is, not best sandwich, or favorite, or anything like that.)  The kind of iconic where you hear a kind of sandwich and immediately think about what city or state it's from.  Or you hear a state name and sandwhich, and immediately know what sandwhich it is?

Pennsylvania, of course.  Lousiana, Maine, New York.  Illinois a little.  Maybe Florida.  Nebraska depending on your definition of sandwich.  Indiana further back still.

Maryland is cheating, you definitely would think crab cakes but not necessarily a crab cake sandwhich.  Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Kansas likewise.  Those states just took their signature dish and put it on a bun.  Ok Maine did that, but those sandwiches took on a life of their own and are more iconic than what's between the buns.
 
2020-10-20 1:23:10 AM  

Supadope: WTF, Mississippi?!?!


The Best Way To Eat Pig Ears - Southern Foodways Alliance
Youtube N7_isAm4TTs


I had pig ears before(aunt is from Mississippi). They take forever to cook but they taste okay.
 
2020-10-20 1:26:31 AM  

Supadope: WTF, Mississippi?!?!


This was plan "B" after the silk purse project failed.
 
2020-10-20 1:35:10 AM  
French Dip? Well I guess.
In-N-Out Double Double Animal Style. Oh oh oh yes.
 
2020-10-20 1:56:56 AM  

aerojockey: How many states really have a truly iconic sandwich?  (Which is what this list is, not best sandwich, or favorite, or anything like that.)  The kind of iconic where you hear a kind of sandwich and immediately think about what city or state it's from.  Or you hear a state name and sandwhich, and immediately know what sandwhich it is?

Pennsylvania, of course.  Lousiana, Maine, New York.  Illinois a little.  Maybe Florida.  Nebraska depending on your definition of sandwich.  Indiana further back still.

Maryland is cheating, you definitely would think crab cakes but not necessarily a crab cake sandwhich.  Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Kansas likewise.  Those states just took their signature dish and put it on a bun.  Ok Maine did that, but those sandwiches took on a life of their own and are more iconic than what's between the buns.


Totally agree. The lobster roll, runza, po boy, hot Italian are iconic sandwiches that are definitely Icons for their locales.

I agree with grimlock about MN; a walleye sammie? Get the fark outta here, it's the juicy Lucy or a pronto pup.

I'm in WA and have never seen a smoked salmon sandwich on a menu before. I'm sure they exist but we would do a grilled salmon burger instead of using cured salmon. And OR would be a beef burger rather than a cheese sammie. While we do support our Tillamook cheeses and make sammies with them, get outta here with that nonsense that it's a "thing".

And wouldn't CA be an avocado BLT? Or a veggie burger?
 
2020-10-20 2:14:46 AM  
I have to disagree with Michigan - you can get a Reuben anywhere.  Now a coney from American Coney Island, that's iconic.
 
2020-10-20 2:20:01 AM  

baxterdog: And wouldn't CA be an avocado BLT? Or a veggie burger?


No.  If it's anything, it's In-N-Out.

French dip is actually a fairly big deal here in LA.  Most places that serve hot sandwiches will have a version of French dip on the menu, not to mention many places you'd never expect to see it (like Chinese restaurants and taquerias).  Cole's versus Phillipe's is a real thing that people have opinions on even if it's a bit tongue-in-cheek.  (And the only true answer is Phillipe's.)  But nobody outside of LA ever sees a French dip sandwich and thinks, "Oh yeah, the quintessential Los Angeles dish!"  So, not iconic.

You might make a case that avocoda is an iconic sandwich condiment though.
 
2020-10-20 2:24:22 AM  
Here in southern California there is an incredible variety of food to try. Even so I can't help feeling a bit sad about not getting to try food common in other places in the country. Capriotti's opened a shop out here awhile back and I tried that. Their Bobbie sandwich was excellent. It really was like Thanksgiving in a sandwich. They are gone now but it was great while it lasted.
 
2020-10-20 2:29:59 AM  
The Bobbie from Capriottis is good, but I prefer their "subs" that feature the turkey/roast beef/pastrami and cole slaw russian dressing combo.

Figures they go with cheesesteaks for PA but unfortunately mentioned both Pat's and Geno's.
 
2020-10-20 2:33:59 AM  
For Kansas, I would have chosen a Z-Man from Joe's. They're quite popular, though I prefer the Rocket Pig myself.
 
2020-10-20 2:46:02 AM  

aerojockey: baxterdog: And wouldn't CA be an avocado BLT? Or a veggie burger?

No.  If it's anything, it's In-N-Out.

French dip is actually a fairly big deal here in LA.  Most places that serve hot sandwiches will have a version of French dip on the menu, not to mention many places you'd never expect to see it (like Chinese restaurants and taquerias).  Cole's versus Phillipe's is a real thing that people have opinions on even if it's a bit tongue-in-cheek.  (And the only true answer is Phillipe's.)  But nobody outside of LA ever sees a French dip sandwich and thinks, "Oh yeah, the quintessential Los Angeles dish!"  So, not iconic.

You might make a case that avocoda is an iconic sandwich condiment though.


I can stand down on the BLTA. The ole In Out is surely a Cali institution but is still just a burger. I don't actually disagree with you but I think that maybe it just goes to show that people have moved around a lot so that the items you've mentioned are just American iconic foods.

If all we're arguing about is sandwiches then we're probably doing ok. :)
 
2020-10-20 3:36:30 AM  

baxterdog: The ole In Out is surely a Cali institution but is still just a burger.


I said, "If anything".  I wouldn't say there is an iconic California sandwich, really.  There's no sandwich where you're sitting in Pittsburgh and you see something on the menu and think, "Oh yeah, like they have in California".

Style of barbecue?  Yes, there is an iconic California barbecue.  Breakfast-dinner fusion dish?  Yep.  Soup?  Maybe.  Boxed dinner?  Most definitely.  Sandwich... not really.


BTW, the next big thing that will someday become at least a minor California icon is smoked salmon pizza.  In fact that'll probably be California's entry in the pizza wars when it catches on a bit.
 
2020-10-20 3:42:14 AM  

skyotter: Reindeer sausage?

I guess that answers whether a hot dog counts as a sandwich.


🤬
 
2020-10-20 5:25:37 AM  
Why is it always the po boy and not the superior muffuletta?
 
2020-10-20 5:50:40 AM  
Okay, I've lived in Colorado for close to 2 decades and I've NEVER even heard of this abomination:


COLORADO
Fool's Gold
None other than Elvis Presley once took his private jet from Graceland to Denver solely to purchase 28 Fool's Gold sandwiches from the Colorado Mine Company restaurant. Originally from Colorado, the sandwich is made from a hollowed-out loaf of French bread, covered in margarine, baked, then stuffed with a pound of bacon, peanut butter and jelly.


Good f*ucking God, no. NO.

/does a burrito count as a sandwich?
//if so, Colorado's sandwich of choice is definitely a pork green chile-smothered burrito
///slashies
 
2020-10-20 6:03:04 AM  

gameshowhost: F*ck all y'all involved in putting a Redbook link on here.


Agreed. 100% ads. 50 sandwich shop ads interleaved with all the usuals.
 
2020-10-20 6:33:46 AM  
30 years in Massachusetts, and I've never heard of a got dang Spuckie. Now, the NY system greasy-meat-sauce hot dogs in Rhode Island.... I've been dying for those farkers. I'm living in Oregon, and sorely missing my New England staples.
 
2020-10-20 7:46:26 AM  
Illinois, needs more horseshoe...


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2020-10-20 8:24:25 AM  
two excellent series I absolutely miss:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/​1​62947372/sandwich-monday/
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and of course, https://www.seriouseats.com/a-sandwic​h​-a-day
(there are so many good looking ones, I had to sort of pick randomly within my own interests...)
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2020-10-20 9:11:46 AM  

NINEv2: duckpoopy: I wanted to like the IN tenderloin sandwich. But every one I have had was so bland and boring.

You think that's bad, try the loose meat sammich (phrasing) from Maid Rite in Iowa. Talk about bland.

And what defuqee is a spuckey?


A lot of people/places make some pretty bland loose meat sandwiches. I grew up with them, so I love them anyway, but if they are properly spiced, they can be pretty tasty. There's a place in Sioux City called Miles Inn that makes good ones. They call them Charlie Boys, and they are very peppery.
 
2020-10-20 9:25:46 AM  

scottydoesntknow: TEXAS
Barbecue Brisket

Wife and I are on a barbecue cook team in the Houston area. We're around barbecue for a lot of time and are consequently sick of barbecue for most of the year. There's only one barbecue place in Houston I'll actually eat a brisket sandwich at: Hickory Pit in Bellaire. Little hole in the wall place with one of the best sauces around.

Wife is also from Rhode Island and will order the Olneyville Hot Wiener mix and make them at home. Really damn good.


Really? That place? I drive by it all the time and have always wondered how they stay in business. It's good?
 
2020-10-20 9:38:41 AM  

baxterdog: The lobster roll, runza, po boy, hot Italian are iconic sandwiches that are definitely Icons for their locales.


As long as "iconic" is judgment-free. Lobster rolls are a lot of nothing and vaguely nauseating.
 
2020-10-20 10:05:18 AM  

Thenewone: scottydoesntknow: TEXAS
Barbecue Brisket

Wife and I are on a barbecue cook team in the Houston area. We're around barbecue for a lot of time and are consequently sick of barbecue for most of the year. There's only one barbecue place in Houston I'll actually eat a brisket sandwich at: Hickory Pit in Bellaire. Little hole in the wall place with one of the best sauces around.

Wife is also from Rhode Island and will order the Olneyville Hot Wiener mix and make them at home. Really damn good.

Really? That place? I drive by it all the time and have always wondered how they stay in business. It's good?


Love it. Owned by a Greek family that purchased it a couple decades ago. The majority of their business comes from catering (I've never seen more than 3-4 people in there). Chopped beef basket with fries and put their sauce on the fries as well. It's *chef kiss*
 
2020-10-20 10:06:15 AM  

151: Also I disagree with this list. They just had to put a Detroit proper place on the list for Michigan, and I get it.

No. Three best sandwich in michigan was the corned beef on an onion roll at onion roll deli in royal oak


Alban's had a pretty good one too. Too bad all the good restaurants on Woodward have to close.
 
2020-10-20 10:51:55 AM  

VogonPoet: MrBallou: Delaware Thanksgiving Sub

The easiest way to describe this sandwich is taking all of the fixings of Thanksgiving dinner and putting it into a sub. Invented by Delaware's Capriotti's Sandwich Shop more than 40 years ago, it's made with house-roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and mayo. It's a personal favorite by Joe Biden.

I'm suing. I invented that well over 40 years ago.

But did it have the moist maker?


I do include a little gravy, but not soaked into a piece of bread. That's more of a New York City kind of thing.
 
2020-10-20 10:54:30 AM  
I've been in Georgia for 25 years and have never heard of a pimento cheese sandwich.
 
2020-10-20 10:54:43 AM  

freakingmoron: When I visit my brother in Knoxville I stop at Shapiro's Delicatessen in south Indy.


Perfect. This is exactly the sort of information I was looking for. I should be able to hit that around lunch time. :-)

Thanks!
 
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