I had an incredibly luck streak of delicious sandwiches this week.
It started with The Gramophone on Tuesday. I took a gamble and tried one of their specials, a taco salad sandwich on toasted sesame bread. It was everything I’ve ever wanted in a taco dressed up as a sandwich.
On Wednesday I went to lunch at Layla’s. Does a burger count as a sandwich? I’m going to say it does. I had their Buffalo Bill burger, which combines bison with smoked poblano peppers and crispy chips on a pretzel bun. SO GOOD.
Both of these sandwiches were big enough to last 2 meals, so by the time it was Friday, I had eaten a total of 4 amazing sandwich-based meals. It didn’t even occur to me that a fifth sandwich could continue the streak.
But then I walked into Adam’s Smokehouse and was introduced to the Montreal smoked beef sandwich. It was the simplest sandwich of the week: thin-sliced corned beef served on marbled rye from Vitale’s Bakery with a touch of cranberry BBQ sauce.
I’ve had corned beef many times, but never like this. It melted in my mouth without any of the gristle I’ve come to associate with that type of meat. And the bread…the bread was amazing. A good slice of bread can take an ordinary sandwich to the next level. It was so good that I asked the owner where they got the bread so I could acquire some for myself.
Like the other sandwiches, this one lasted two meals as well, so I ended up having 6 superb sandwiches in a row. They said it couldn’t be done, but it really happened. I couldn’t have done it without my teammates–they kept me going even when I was down to my last bite.
Like DiMaggio’s hitting streak, a sandwich streak like this will probably never be replicated. I’m just grateful I was able to be a part of it.
What’s the best sandwich you’ve ever eaten?