My Ten Favorite Sandwiches.
- Hot pastrami on rye. No lettuce, no tomato, no mustard, no mayo, no cheese. Just the hot pastrami and the rye bread, please. The last couple years I was working, this, plus a generous scoop of the best potato salad on earth, was my lunch on most days. The Brothers Deli was in the same building, you see.
- Ham on rye. Now you can add lettuce, tomato, cukes, maybe some Swiss cheese. Still no mayo nor mustard.
- Roast beef on rye -- are we sensing a theme here? -- with a little horseradish. Lettuce, cukes, sprouts are okay, too.
- Hot beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and lots of gravy, aka a commercial. Actually, this is probably my favorite of all time, but I didn't think of it until I saw this photo while looking for the roast beef sandwich. Smokey laughs when he sees this on a menu because he knows I will order it.
- Turkey with a little mayo, sweet pickle relish, and salt&pepper. Any kind of good bread will do. And it has to be turkey left over from Thanksgiving or Christmas; the deli sliced turkey just won't do.
- Italian sausage sub with sauce and peppers. I discovered these at Sammy D's in Dinkytown when I was in college.
That's it. I kinda got out of the sandwich habit while I was gluten-free. I have had some great sandwiches at various dining establishments over the years, but these are my faves.