Being a lover of the real Muffaletta from Central Grocery in New Orleans, my bar is set pretty high when I see that name. The ingredients on this were right, and the olive salad good, but something about it being on a biscuit just didn’t feel right. Still tasty but the best part was definitely the biscuit itself.
New York City: Italian Combo at Court Street Grocers
The bread on this sandwich was crazy good and crunchy, from right down the street at Caputo’s actually. What made this italian stand out though from the standard cold cut combos was the sweet CSG Hoagie Spread. Not sure what was in it, but it the kept the sandwich moist and it was delicious!
New York City: Grilled Cheese at Cookshop
Not very filling but the Gruyere was plentiful and the tomato was nice and fresh!
New York: The Fourth Burger at The Fourth
The burger patty itself was perfectly cooked, juicy and flavorful. The real unique part of this though was the tomato bun, really set it apart from other standard burgers in a delicious way!
Sycamore, IL: Italian at Carmine’s Subs
A pretty good fast food style sub. Standard Italian sandwich meats and flavor, but the bread itself was much much better than places like Subway.
Folly Beach, SC: The Bohicket at Black Magic Cafe
Another tasty one from this great cafe. The croissant again the best part, just so flaky and buttery. The herbed mayo complement the mozzarella and egg nicely, but there was a little too much egg that at times overtook everything else.
New York City: Scotch Egg with Cheddar and Mustard at Empire Biscuit
Despite being off to a shaky start with their hours and meeting demand, the biscuits at this dedicated biscuit shop are really great! The scotch egg was perfect on this one, and texturally worked well mixed with crumbly biscuit. The mustard was a nice spice touch as well.
New York City: Shackburger at Shake Shack
I have lived in NYC for quite a while and sadly still had not tried the much raved about Shake Shack burger! I finally did this past weekend and I honestly think it was a bit over hyped for me. Don’t get me wrong, this was a seriously good burger, and exactly what a fast food burger should be, but I wasn’t blown away.
Top Ten Sandwiches as of November 2013
2. Ham and Cheese at Bierkraft (New York)
3. The Giuliani at NY Deli (Chicago)
4. Sandwich Campagne at Pastoral (Chicago)
5. The white cheddar, peach and spiced pecan griddled cheese at Hundred Acres (New York)
6. Jack’s Club at Russo’s Mozzarella (New York)
7. The Muffaletta from Central Grocery (New Orleans)
8. Scuttlebutt at Saltie (New York)
9. The Batali at Goose The Market (Indianapolis)
10. The Black Forest at Prime Meats (New York City)
The Dan Palm’s Three Little Piggy Sandwich at Silver Palm (Chicago)
New York City: Smoked Meat at Mile End
The smoked brisket on this sandwich was amazing! So tender and flavorful, it just melted away as you ate it. A deli classic done right!
New York City:Buta Kimchi Buns at Ganso
While not quite as good as the ones from Momofuku, these were still really delicious. The pillowy buns were stuffed with tender, melt in your mouth meat, and a solid amount of spice.
Charleston, SC: Crispy Chicken Biscuit at Outta My Huevos
Outta my Huevos is not an actual restaurant, actually just a stand/food truck that I tried at the farmers market in Charleston, but man do they need to open one! This from scratch biscuit was perfect, warm and flaky but not too crumbly. The chicken was moist and crunchy, just lightly fried, and topped with a creamy pimento cheese with a nice spice from jalapeno peppers. I very very highly recommend this sandwich!
New York City: Summer Night Blue at Astoria Bier and Cheese
The combination of fig spread, blue cheese, and prosciutto gave it a nice sweet and savory mix, but it definitely leaned very blue cheese in taste!
Folly Beach, SC: Southern BLT at Lost Dog Cafe
There were some delicious changes that made this BLT stand out. Instead of a red tomato slice, it was a fried green tomato, and on top was some really good pimento cheese (the kind like mom used to make). Now pile the bacon on like crazy and you have this awesome brunch sandwich!