Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Because Everyone Loves a Good Sandwich

Clockwise from top left:  lobster roll at B&G Oysters, Boston; the Sam at Stein's Deli in NOLA; Steak Sandwich at Gjelina in LA; Bahn Mi at Out the Door in SF; Grilled Cheese at Hog Island Oysters in SF; the Schnitzelwich at Tabor in Portland; the Lobster BLT at B&G Oysters; Turkey and swiss with avocado and tarragon mustard at Rubicon Deli in SD, the Tabor cart in Portland.

Nothing but nothing beats a good sandwich for satisfaction. Inspired by Bon Appetit's latest issue, here is my own top ten list of favorite (non burger) sandwiches both outside and inside San Diego. What are some of yours??

 1. The Shrimp Toast at Son of a Gun in LA
 2. Momofuku pork buns in NYC
 3. Hog Island Oyster grilled cheese in SF
 4. Fried Chicken at Son of a Gun
 5. The Sam at Stein's Deli in NOLA 
 6. Bahn Mi at Out the Door in SF
 7. Schnitzelwich at Tabor in Portland
 8. Roli Roti Porchetta at the Ferry Building Farmers Market in SF
 9. Lobster BLT and lobster roll at B&G Oysters in Boston
 10. Steak sandwich at Gjelina in LA

 Favorite sandwiches in San Diego: 

 1. Triple Threat Pork sandwich at Carnitas’ Snack Shack
 2.  Fried Chicken on a Cream Cheese & Chive Biscuit at Tiger! Tiger! (Sunday only)
 3. Crab sandwich at Point Loma Seafoods
 4. Turkey with swiss, tarragon mustard and avocado on a dutch crunch roll at Rubicon Deli
 5. Roast beef with goat cheese and red onion at Con Pane.
 6. No. 9 (bbq pork) bahn mi at K sandwiches (ask for double meat & extra pickle.)
 7. Porchetta at Ariccia Italian Market in La Jolla
 8. Provencal vegetable sandwich at Cafe Zinc
 9. ABLT at Prep Kitchen in Little Italy 
 10. Fish Torta at El Pescador.


  1. Great choices! In addition....
    For best sandwiches, I'd have to add the Monte Cristo at Mama's on Washington Sq in SF,
    Jim's Cheesesteak on South St in Philli,
    Pastrami on rye @ Katz's Deli in Manhattan,
    Cuban @ Versailles Miami
    Italian Beef @Al's beef Chicago
    Roast Beef & Cheese with an egg @ Primanti Brothers in the Strip District of Pittsburgh

    In San Diego,
    Caprese @ Mona Lisa's
    Chicken Cheese Steak @ Gourmet Bagger
    Baja Chicken @ Corner House
    The Admiral @ Chris's Deli
    Turkey grinder @ Poma's

  2. Oh, and how could I forget the Porchetta @ Salumi Seattle?!