I'm in my home town of Chapel Hill, NC at the moment, and I just had lunch at a place called Sandwhich, which does rockin' gourmet sandwiches with interesting, mostly local ingredients. As I'm eating their meltingly tender pulled lamb with Moroccan prune chutney on foccacia I'm thinking, "this has to be one of the top 10 best sandwiches I've had in my life." And that's saying a lot, as I try to eat as many sandwiches as possible. After all, what's more gorgeously elemental than some yummy savory thing between two pieces of really good bread?
So I decided to write my Top 10 Sandwiches list (which is admittedly rather South-centric), in the hopes that you would share your own favorites. Then, in a few days, I can post a master list of Slashfood's Best Sandwiches of America.
Emily's Top 10 Sandwiches:
- Lamb tagine with prune chutney on foccacia at Sandwhich in Chapel Hill, NC.
- Green chile cheeseburger at Bobcat Bite in Santa Fe, NM.
- Muffaletta at Central Grocery in New Orleans, LA.
- Pulled pork at Jim Neely's Interstate Bar-B-Q in Memphis, TN (c'mon BBQ fans, I know you've got your own fave)
- Smoked meat sandwich at Schwartz's in Montreal (OK, so this isn't in the We'll just say "North America
- Brie, green apple, avocado and sprout sandwich at Venice Gourmet in Sausalito, CA.
- Everything bagel with cream cheese and tomato at H&H Bagels in New York, NY.
- Fried oyster sandwich at Calabash Seafood Hut in Calabash, NC/SC.
- Fried chicken biscuit at Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen in Chapel Hill, NC (honorable mention: Bojangles Spicy Cajun Chicken Biscuit).
- Lobster roll at The Red Barn in Ghent, NY (disclosure: this is my uncle's restaurant. And it's awesome).