Searching For The Best Sandwich

sand⋅wich –noun Two or more slices of bread or the like with a layer of meat, fish, cheese, etc., between each pair. Trying to find the best sandwich out there!
Indianapolis, IN: Hoosier Tenderloin at Lincoln Square Pancake House
The pork tenderloin is the sandwich of Indiana, and having spent a lot of time here it was high time I tried one. While not the original, this one was solid and simple. Not overly breaded, but also not overly flavorful. I’m all for pork in it’s many forms, and there was nothing wrong with this one, but maybe i need to go to the origin restaurant of this sandwich to really understand the love…
http://www.eatatlincolnsquare.com/

Indianapolis, IN: Hoosier Tenderloin at Lincoln Square Pancake House

The pork tenderloin is the sandwich of Indiana, and having spent a lot of time here it was high time I tried one. While not the original, this one was solid and simple. Not overly breaded, but also not overly flavorful. I’m all for pork in it’s many forms, and there was nothing wrong with this one, but maybe i need to go to the origin restaurant of this sandwich to really understand the love…

http://www.eatatlincolnsquare.com/

Santa Monica, CA: Burrata Caprese at Bay Cities Italian Deli
I love a good mozzarella caprese sandwich, so i was intrigued when I saw a Burrata version. It was very different in a very good way, the cheese was so fresh, creamy and delicious. The bread is just perfect from this place, and there was just enough flavor from the onions, basil, oregano and olive oil/vinegar to make the sandwich really pop. Highly recommended!
http://www.baycitiesitaliandeli.com/

Santa Monica, CA: Burrata Caprese at Bay Cities Italian Deli

I love a good mozzarella caprese sandwich, so i was intrigued when I saw a Burrata version. It was very different in a very good way, the cheese was so fresh, creamy and delicious. The bread is just perfect from this place, and there was just enough flavor from the onions, basil, oregano and olive oil/vinegar to make the sandwich really pop. Highly recommended!

http://www.baycitiesitaliandeli.com/

Three Oaks, MI: Spicy Salami at Froehlichs
The from scratch bread on this seemingly simple sandwich was wonderfully soft and chewy fresh. The mix of salami and pepperoni did give it good spice and taste, but whatever the vinaigrette on this thing was is what made it really shine. Very very tasty and sweet. A great little shop if you’re ever in Three Oaks!
http://www.shopfroehlichs.com/

Three Oaks, MI: Spicy Salami at Froehlichs

The from scratch bread on this seemingly simple sandwich was wonderfully soft and chewy fresh. The mix of salami and pepperoni did give it good spice and taste, but whatever the vinaigrette on this thing was is what made it really shine. Very very tasty and sweet. A great little shop if you’re ever in Three Oaks!

http://www.shopfroehlichs.com/

Santa Monica, CA: Fried Egg Sandwich at Huckleberry Cafe
I was excited for this one since I love Gruyere and you don’t see it often on breakfast dishes. While it was a good sandwich, it often felt a bit too rich for breakfast. Maybe it was the aioli combined with Gruyere and the runny yolk? Not sure, but there was also way too much arugula.
http://www.huckleberrycafe.com/

Santa Monica, CA: Fried Egg Sandwich at Huckleberry Cafe

I was excited for this one since I love Gruyere and you don’t see it often on breakfast dishes. While it was a good sandwich, it often felt a bit too rich for breakfast. Maybe it was the aioli combined with Gruyere and the runny yolk? Not sure, but there was also way too much arugula.

http://www.huckleberrycafe.com/

Los Angeles: Truffle Burger at Umami Burger
What made this burger so great (aside from the flavors of course) was that it wasn’t dense. It was loosely packed and tender so it just fell away when you bit it. Also, when you see a truffle filled list of ingredients it can often be too rich and overwhelming but this had just the right amount, you could taste it but it wasn’t the only thing you tasted.
http://www.umami.com/umami-burger/

Los Angeles: Truffle Burger at Umami Burger

What made this burger so great (aside from the flavors of course) was that it wasn’t dense. It was loosely packed and tender so it just fell away when you bit it. Also, when you see a truffle filled list of ingredients it can often be too rich and overwhelming but this had just the right amount, you could taste it but it wasn’t the only thing you tasted.

http://www.umami.com/umami-burger/

New York City: Italian Combo at Parm
A great example of an over stuffed Italian sub done right. All the meat was sliced really thin so though it was full, it was nice and easy to eat and not tough at all. I love the touch of the really really fine shredded lettuce, coated in just the right amount of oil. The bread was also very fresh and chewy!
http://parmnyc.com/

New York City: Italian Combo at Parm

A great example of an over stuffed Italian sub done right. All the meat was sliced really thin so though it was full, it was nice and easy to eat and not tough at all. I love the touch of the really really fine shredded lettuce, coated in just the right amount of oil. The bread was also very fresh and chewy!

http://parmnyc.com/

New Buffalo, MI: Cheeseburger at Redamak’s
They call it “The hamburger that made New Buffalo famous” so expectation was high. I was let down…it was a perfectly fine fast food style burger, honestly tasting very similar to McDonald’s, but a bit on the dry side. Not a fame worthy burger in my opinion.
http://www.redamaks.com/

New Buffalo, MI: Cheeseburger at Redamak’s

They call it “The hamburger that made New Buffalo famous” so expectation was high. I was let down…it was a perfectly fine fast food style burger, honestly tasting very similar to McDonald’s, but a bit on the dry side. Not a fame worthy burger in my opinion.

http://www.redamaks.com/

Indianapolis: Pele at Goose The Market
On this one: tesa, ricotta, dill, caper relish, and spinach. The tesa (basically a flat pancetta) had a really good and crunchy smokey flavor. The relish and dill added some great flavors and moisture, but the saltiness became a bit much by the end.
http://www.goosethemarket.com/

Indianapolis: Pele at Goose The Market

On this one: tesa, ricotta, dill, caper relish, and spinach. The tesa (basically a flat pancetta) had a really good and crunchy smokey flavor. The relish and dill added some great flavors and moisture, but the saltiness became a bit much by the end.

http://www.goosethemarket.com/

New York City: Italian Combo at G Esposito and Sons
I was excited to finally get a sandwich from this old school meat shop and I wasn’t disappointed. Served on great thin crusty bread, this over stuffed mixed meat sandwich had a really nice sweetness from the peppers and onion, not spicy or bitter at all. A very solid Italian sub!

New York City: Italian Combo at G Esposito and Sons

I was excited to finally get a sandwich from this old school meat shop and I wasn’t disappointed. Served on great thin crusty bread, this over stuffed mixed meat sandwich had a really nice sweetness from the peppers and onion, not spicy or bitter at all. A very solid Italian sub!

New York City: Southern Burger at Bareburger
I went with the recommend Elk meat on this one, which I had never had before. It had a nice texture but didn’t taste that different from beef honestly. The bacon was thick and melty and the fried green tomatoes were a nice touch!
http://www.bareburger.com/

New York City: Southern Burger at Bareburger

I went with the recommend Elk meat on this one, which I had never had before. It had a nice texture but didn’t taste that different from beef honestly. The bacon was thick and melty and the fried green tomatoes were a nice touch!

http://www.bareburger.com/

New York City: Altan at City Sandwich
A nice simple and refreshing sandwich for a hot day. The bread was really the star here, perfectly crunchy thin, and soft. The cold fresh mozzarella was tasty, but the basil pesto yogurt sauce was watery and didn’t add much pesto flavor.
http://citysandwichnyc.com/

New York City: Altan at City Sandwich

A nice simple and refreshing sandwich for a hot day. The bread was really the star here, perfectly crunchy thin, and soft. The cold fresh mozzarella was tasty, but the basil pesto yogurt sauce was watery and didn’t add much pesto flavor.

http://citysandwichnyc.com/

Gardiner, NY: BLT with Avocado at Village Market and Bakery
Everything on this sandwich tasted so fresh, the bacon was well cooked, and avocado always makes a sandwich better! Only complaint was it was bit heavy on the lettuce.
http://www.villagemarketandbakery.com/

Gardiner, NY: BLT with Avocado at Village Market and Bakery

Everything on this sandwich tasted so fresh, the bacon was well cooked, and avocado always makes a sandwich better! Only complaint was it was bit heavy on the lettuce.

http://www.villagemarketandbakery.com/

New York City: Rosemary Chicken Panini at Fig & Olive
The chicken here was well cooked, but the other ingredients like the artichoke, rosemary, and chive, I didn’t even taste unfortunately. The best party of this was the cumin and cilantro mayo, really nice herb flavor with a bit of spice.
http://www.figandolive.com/

New York City: Rosemary Chicken Panini at Fig & Olive

The chicken here was well cooked, but the other ingredients like the artichoke, rosemary, and chive, I didn’t even taste unfortunately. The best party of this was the cumin and cilantro mayo, really nice herb flavor with a bit of spice.

http://www.figandolive.com/

New York City: Red Velvet Sprinkles Sandwich at Sprinkles Ice Cream
It’s not often there is a new take on an ice cream sandwich, so I had to check this one out. Unfortunately they were out of red velvet cupcake tops, so I had chocolate, but the concept was still really good. The cake tops were delicious and the ice cream itself had a very milky taste which was nice and made it seem less processed than what you normally get packaged at a grocery store.
http://www.sprinkles.com/

New York City: Red Velvet Sprinkles Sandwich at Sprinkles Ice Cream

It’s not often there is a new take on an ice cream sandwich, so I had to check this one out. Unfortunately they were out of red velvet cupcake tops, so I had chocolate, but the concept was still really good. The cake tops were delicious and the ice cream itself had a very milky taste which was nice and made it seem less processed than what you normally get packaged at a grocery store.

http://www.sprinkles.com/

New York City: Porchetta at Lincoln Station
This sandwich was top to bottom delicious. The ciabatta was fresh, soft and chewy, and then the pork was very very moist, and not tough at all. What really made this sandwich stand out though was the horseradish sauce that added some needed spice but wasn’t overpowering at all.
http://www.stationfoods.com/

New York City: Porchetta at Lincoln Station

This sandwich was top to bottom delicious. The ciabatta was fresh, soft and chewy, and then the pork was very very moist, and not tough at all. What really made this sandwich stand out though was the horseradish sauce that added some needed spice but wasn’t overpowering at all.

http://www.stationfoods.com/