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Outside of New Orleans, mty hometown favorite, a Chicago classic, is the Italian Beef from Mr. Beef on Orleans.

And there is a very fair chance I'll be eating there and at the original Al's within the next 48 hours.

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Roast Pork Italian from DiNic's in Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market:

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And a pannini from DiBruno Bros, also Philly. This HUGE sandwich was roast beef with a horseradish cream sauce and cheese. Along with salads it was wonderful:

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Outside of New Orleans, mty hometown favorite, a Chicago classic, is the Italian Beef from Mr. Beef on Orleans.

And there is a very fair chance I'll be eating there and at the original Al's within the next 48 hours.

I wish I'd seen this earlier, or I'd have offered to join you.

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The fried shrimp poor boys in New Orleans. I can't find anything even coming close to them anywhere else.

I prefer the Oyster po-boy, from Acme. Although, the muffaletta from Central Grocery is a close second.

Yeah, oyster is good too. I still LOVE the shrimp ones for some reason. Maybe it's because my grandfather drilled into me from a very early age that oysters are meant to be eaten RAW. :biggrin:

The muffaletta from Centra Grocery is good. I was a little disappointed, though, because it had been so hyped up and when I finally tried one it was good, but not mind-blowing.

-Sounds awfully rich!

-It is! That's why I serve it with ice cream to cut the sweetness!

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Yeah, oyster is good too. I still LOVE the shrimp ones for some reason. Maybe it's because my grandfather drilled into me from a very early age that oysters are meant to be eaten RAW.  :biggrin:

Well, oysters are good raw. A dozsen or so makes for a nice side dish to go with the po-boy. And a bowl of gumbo.

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I was in Houston this week and I sought out a "Midwest deep fried breaded pork tenderloin sandwich". I actually found one at the Heights Camphouse Bar-B-Q in Houston's Heights area with a little bit of Google sluething. It was on the menu as a "pork loin burger" so I was a little apprehensive about what was to come would imply what we think is a ground up pork fritter. I told the server what I was looking for and she concurred it might be what I was looking for. The cook volunteered that it was like a chicken fried steak but pork and with no gristle. Yes! that is what I wanted. Still the apprehension because my experience was the farther you ventured from Indiana the more bizarre or not quite right the sandwich would be. I am happy to report they hit it just right. It was indeed a very good sandwich. It held its own with the best in the country. My cousins, expatriate Hoosiers living in Houston since 1960 were ecstatic that such a sandwich could be found in Texas. Try one and you will wonder why you put up with chicken fried steak. OK, OK, you have cattle, lots of cattle. The Midwest is hog dominant. I posted a picture of the sandwich on my deep fried breaded pork tenderloin fun web site along with some of the reptutedly best in the country...

http://www.porktenderloinsandwich.com

I wonder if any such authentic pork tenderloin sandwiches are available in Austin? Culver's has 'em, but I'd love to find one in a less fast foody place.

I lost this thread. I kept looking in Texas and wondered what happened. :blink: Culver's is actually fairly authentic. On a scale of 1 to 10 it would fall in around 6-7. It is not a fritter, pork chop or loin cutlet. It is a true breaded pork tenderloin. The Circle W in Giddings, TX might have one. If they do, let me know. BTW, here is a picture of the Heights Camphouse Bar-BQ tenderloin sandwich. There are dozens more pictures at my web site. http://www.porktenderloinsandwich.com

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Someone's Banh Mi has to be on this list. The best one I've had is Banh Mi Saigon in Manhattan, but I can't imagine what the best in Vietnam might be like.

I had an incredible $2 Banh Mi at Hong Kong Supermarket in Gretna, Louisiana, just outside New Orleans:

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Yo Jason, enough with the porno pics ... I'm dyin' over here dude.

Drum Roll Please!!!

1. The Banh Mi from Saigon Banh Mi 88 e. Broadway mall #108 212-941-1541. There is nothing like it!!! Originally, I thought that it was magic because it was what we took to times square to watch the new millineum come in. But I have to tell you, I could have been sitting on top of the land fill dump in the height of summer heat and this sandwich would still rock my world!

2. Chicken Shawarma Sandwich from Anitas Kitchen 31005 Orchard Lake Rd , Farmington Hills, MI Phone - (248) 855-4150. I dont know if it is still there, but if you get the shawarma fresh, its a slice of heaven

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Okay, I'm a few years late to the party, but if you like the Doner, I would recommend you try the shawarma at Phoenician Deli on Westheimer jet past Wilcrest.

OH, and the best barbecue beef is at Luling City Market on Richmond.

Of course, vote for the world's best sandwich has to be the Italian beef, dipped, with hot and sweet peppers at Mr. Beefon Orleans in Chicago.

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It's a parochial list (what list isn't?) but, assuming clam rolls aren't a sandwich proper, here goes:

Katz's fatty pastrami -- give the guy a buck, man -- with just rye and mustard sits happily at the top. Anyone who claims otherwise is just wrong, criminally wrong.

Al Italia with extra hot peppers at Sandwich Hut in Providence RI a distant second.

Banh mi at Lu's in Boston's Chinatown third.

Grilled cheese (Cabot cheddar) on Olga's pullman with tomatoes and ham, well done, at Red Fez, also in Providence fourth.

Memory lane: the Sport Fisher (turkey, bacon, muenster, Thousand Island, a few other things) at the long gone and lamented Leo's, under the bridge down from the old Met Cafe, in Providence.

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My favorite sandwich is the Newark Style Italian Hot Dog. Originated in Newark, N.J. in 1932. Jimmy Buff's in Newark began selling this sandwich then. It consists of 2 all beef hot dogs (only one for the less common single) tucked in a half moon shaped piece of pizza bread, topped with peppers, onions, and potatoes sliced thin or in chunks. The ingredients are fried or sauteed. This sandwich is only found in a few counties in Jersey.

John the hot dog guy

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It's a parochial list (what list isn't?) but, assuming clam rolls aren't a sandwich proper, here goes:

Katz's fatty pastrami -- give the guy a buck, man -- with just rye and mustard sits happily at the top. Anyone who claims otherwise is just wrong, criminally wrong.

Al Italia with extra hot peppers at Sandwich Hut in Providence RI a distant second.

Banh mi at Lu's in Boston's Chinatown third.

Grilled cheese (Cabot cheddar) on Olga's pullman with tomatoes and ham, well done, at Red Fez, also in Providence fourth.

Memory lane: the Sport Fisher (turkey, bacon, muenster, Thousand Island, a few other things) at the long gone and lamented Leo's, under the bridge down from the old Met Cafe, in Providence.

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The absolute best sandwiches in the world are the sliced barbecue brisket sandwiches available only in Lockhart, Taylor, Luling, Giddings and Lexington, Texas.

I don't understand why rappers have to hunch over while they stomp around the stage hollering.  It hurts my back to watch them. On the other hand, I've been thinking that perhaps I should start a rap group here at the Old Folks' Home.  Most of us already walk like that.

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The banh mi from Tung Hing in Vancouver BC. They bake their bread on-premises so it could just be a matter of a couple of minutes between coming out of the oven and being filled. ($2.75 CAD):

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Okay, here goes:

The best sandwiches in the west have got to be at Speeds Hangar Deli in Prescott, AZ. Each sandwich is named after a WWII plane, and the place has been around for decades. It used to be located in a stand inside the town liquor store, so you had to explain yourself walking out with a paper bag... ;)

The best sandwich I've had in Bangalore has to be Mrs Meshugana's Grilled Cheese (but that probably doesn't count since it's at home...). Sandwiches are hard to come by in these parts.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Cafe Dome - Pastrami sandwich on rye with thin sliced pickled instead of sauerkraut, what a treat! I have one before AND after each meal when I visit.

Las Vegas: lots of little deli's nothing that stands out

Melbourne, OZ: I remember very clearly having a killer pastrami sandwich, but can't for the life of me remember where. There was also a great one in a suburb called Dandenong, in a lower floor foodcourt of the big mall in town that was far above expectations for a mall... but again, I can't remember the name of the place.... oi!

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I vote for:

- A sandwich famous in the Muslim community in South Africa, from one Ekelwayer's (sp?) shop - challah bread roll, South African bologna sausage (fried), fat hot chips, and red chilli powder.

- Foodstuffs in Glencoe, IL makes a great sandwich - black bread, boursin, dijon mustard, spinach, sun-dried tomato paste and grilled chicken

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Recently returning from Portugal I feel the need to mention prego no pão. A sandwich with sauteed onions and garlic studded beef. Oh, and bifanas (from a different part of the country) sure are worth a mention as well. I often like the simple sandwiches, although I did drool when I watched the No Reservations where they had a triple pork sandwich in Chicago.

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