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Supposedly, This is Your State Sandwich

Go to your state. Have you ever had this sandwich?

56 Comments on Supposedly, This is Your State Sandwich

  1. Ohio – Polish Boy. I had one once in Chicago. Hot Sauce Williams food truck in downtown Cleveland may have had them. There were too many street bums hanging around it.

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  2. A pastrami burger can be good, depending on the place. The Nielsen’s Frozen Custard in South Jordan has been the best, so far.

    I order the Gyro Plate when I go to Crown Burger. I’ll have to try their pastrami burger sometime, but the gyro plate is so satisfying.

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  3. Nope.
    Lived in MD a bunch of years and never had the crab cake sammich and now been in MO for ~15 years and never even heard of the Gerber sammich.

    But then, I don’t get out much …

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

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  4. Florida: definitely the Cuban! Properly made, the Cuban is heaven on earth. The place for the best Cuban in North Florida is found in Ocala at Latinos Y Mas on Pine Avenue.

    Runner up for the honor of state sandwich belongs to the grouper sandwich, a deep fried filet served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, and coleslaw. With a side of fries and cold beer.

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  5. Oklahoma, yep just about all diners have chicken fried steak, either as a dinner with cream gravy, mashed potatoes also covered in gravy or fries with or without gravy, veggie side usually green beans or corn, salad and toast or roll. If you want just the sandwich it usually comes on a HB bun with whatever you want on it, mayo or mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles or nothing on it.
    Everybody claims to have the best chicken fried steak, some have chicken fried steaks as big as your plate.

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  6. But everyone should taste my record-setting, peanut butter, banana, mayo, raspberry jam on white bakery bread sammich. It’s like a meal and a dessert all in one! (Limit one per person or you’ll be sorry.)

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  7. My mom was born in 1918 in Louisville, was raised at 41st & Broadway, so here’s the straight poop on the Louisville Hot Brown. The very elegant Brown Hotel at 4th & Broadway used to serve Thanksgiving meals in their enormous dining hall which mom & her family used to attend. There was so much leftover turkey every year that the chef finally figured a way to get rid of it. Voilà, the Hot Brown was invented. Done right, it’s very very good. I’ve had one at several restaurants in Louisville & the one at the Brown is just OK. My mom’s was the best ever.

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  8. Love the Cuban sandwich and have enjoyed them since I was a kid. Slight pet peeve…I don’t like when eateries want do their own spin on it..adding an aioli, provolone cheese instead of swiss, prosciutto, etc. One of those food items you just leave it alone and enjoy it.

    I miss lobster rolls. Also, miss the hot dog buns from New England. Hell, there is a lot I miss from living in New Hampshire, but yeah the lobster rolls.

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  9. In pgh back in the old days, Danny’s hoagies was my fav. Pirmanti’s down in the strip district was a must in the wee hours. I am certain blanc&brad would shit on both

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  10. Massachusetts, Fluffernutter
    I had a few as a kid, maybe one or two as an adult. It should be on everyone’s bucket list.
    In addition to being invented in MA, the Marshmallow Fluff company in Lynn, MA has been churning the stuff out for over 100 years.

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  11. in my corporate flying days this was a “hobby” of mine. I would find out the state sandwich and on landing ask the gal at ops where the nearest place was to get one. I’d always bring one back for her.

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  12. Yes, long before damn near anyone in 80% of counties in the State of Washington knew about it. It is Bánh mì and its OK. Does it reflect the State? Yea right. Its just more virtue signaling by Seattle leftists. It’s an OK sandwich which I have eaten since I was a kid and our military was involved in Vietnam.

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  13. I’d eat them all except for the fluffernutter, tuna melt and especially the pig ear sandwich. I won’t even feed pig ears to my dog, my golden retriever Indie did like not them, so I never bought another pig ear from Sonnenberg’s meat market. Sonnenberg’s does have very good Lebanon bologna (a sweet smoked bologna) from Amish country in Pennsylvania which makes a great sandwich. It’s a little pricey but an occasional teat.

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  14. Cleveburg here – We have a few good places to get a great Po-boy sammich!
    Parma is Ethnic Central here!

    BTW – I thot the Hot Brown wuz the official sandwich of San Fransicko…

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  15. @CJ re:Sandwich Cubano-Lived in Miami for 8 years & fell in love with Cuban food. Their bread is so good because it is made with lard. The Cuban and the medianoche (midnight) sandwiches are awesome. Best I’ve ever had was at La Carreta on Calle Ocho in Little Havana. Their Moros y Cristianos (Moors & Christians) is to die for. That’s their common name for black beans and rice. I don’t miss Miami, but I miss the food.

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  16. Harry Eyeball,
    I used to pick up crab-cake sammiches for my Mom from a place in Calvert Co. called “Stoney’s.”
    She loved em.
    Damned expensive, though.

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

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  17. @chiguy. I’ve never heard of a “horshoe” sandwich either. I’ve lived in Chicago all my life (poor me). Johnny’s or Portillo’s Italian beef or a Chicago hot dog with everything — including sport peppers and celery salt. Those are our sandwiches.

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  18. I would have to take issue with the Illinois winner–the Horseshoe is not known outside of Springfield (the state capital) but it certainly is the winner of that city. (I know of what I speak…I’m from Springfield and go back to visit a couple of times a year).
    I would have figured it would have been the famous Italian beef sandwich from Chi Town.

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  19. Grew up in Maryland. Definitely the crab cake sammich! With a side of slaw and corn on the cob.
    Lived most of my adult life in Virginia and don’t think a grilled ham and cheese is a thing around here, although maybe around Smithfield. In these parts, if you want to jazz up a grilled cheese, add tomato jam. Heaven!

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  20. Principal Poop – yes, Cuban bread is so damn good. Many years ago, I lived in south Florida in Broward County and I sometimes would pick up fresh cuban bread from a bakery and would eat it on Sunday mornings, with a bit of butter and a cup of coffee…so simple, but so damn satisfying. Not too embarrassed to admit I’d eat the entire loaf before noon..lol

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  21. Bierocks in Kansas are used for church fundraisers and snacks….They got something called the “longhorn” around here which is an open faced smothered hamburger, cheese sauce chili etc….fine sandwiches are few and far between…

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  22. Growing up, grilled cheese was our sandwich of choice. Corned beef is getting way too pricey, I’m almost to the butter sandwich stage.
    And not the good butter, but that cheap oil crap.

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  23. “Horseshoe” sandwich!? WT…Fajita?
    Sounds like a fru fru prog glorified hamburger.
    Hamburgers are more popular than any sandwich in Illinois, except maybe the Italian Beef sandwich w/wo dipping sauce (beef juice) – Yum! My personal favorite.
    Also, the grilled cheese and ham sandwich, BLT and hot dog or polish sausage on a bun are popular Illinois sandwiches, too.

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  24. Can I give an amen to the Zingermans feature for Michigan? I grew up in Ann Arbor. Zingermans is the stuff of legend. Their shipping empire makes Harry and David’s look like child’s play. My parents send me the Reuben Kit every year for Christmas. Go to their website for Christmas gift ideas. It is a foodies paradise, they search the world for the best of everything. I do have to laugh. They sell Bentons bacon which comes from TN, 30 minutes from Knoxville, I can pick it up for a quarter of what they sell it for but hey, it’s a service. Last time I went back to Michigan I hauled back 300 bucks of food from them. The flight attendants on the plane saw the bag and were like “Ooooooooooooooo!”

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