ITT 1p3 improves on Zagat's "50 sandwiches, 50 states" list

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http://www.zagat.com/b/50-states-50-sandwiches

zagat's list, while otm on some things, doesn't sit right with me for a number of reasons. i feel like, as ILX's sandwich heads, we can improve on it. please state what state you are from (or a state you have spent a lot of time in) and make a case for what sandwich you think best represents it, or just name the best regional sandwich. or w/e.

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 16:37 (eight years ago) link

just to get this out of the way, i do agree that louisiana's sandwich should be the muffaletta.

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 16:37 (eight years ago) link

God I know that they wanted to avoid naming the cheesesteak for Pennsylvania but they didn't need to challop and name a sub-par B-list sandwich

The Primanti Bros Sandwich is great and should have been picked

乒乓, Monday, 11 November 2013 16:43 (eight years ago) link

the muffaletta is the finest expression of the cold cut sandwch BUT louisiana's perfect sandwich is the oyster po boy. there are more bad muffalettas than bad oyster po boys.

adam, Monday, 11 November 2013 16:58 (eight years ago) link

massachusetts is probably the steak bomb i guess

ciderpress, Monday, 11 November 2013 16:58 (eight years ago) link

I think Mississippi's should be the tomato sandwich, on white bread with mayo and eaten over the sink. Barbecue on a hamburger bun with slaw is all-time, but TN and MO arguably have better claims on it than MS.

He got...JACKED UP!!!!! (WilliamC), Monday, 11 November 2013 17:02 (eight years ago) link

see, i would give the fried oyster po-boy to Mississippi and specifically to peter's po-boys in hattiesburg

i think the FBS should be Tennessee's

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 17:18 (eight years ago) link

homewrecker sandwich for VA

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 17:18 (eight years ago) link

pat's philly cheesesteak obv for PA. fuiud

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 17:25 (eight years ago) link

Nominating pats OR genos as phillys best means you're not from philly

乒乓, Monday, 11 November 2013 17:29 (eight years ago) link

fuck Indiana, the breaded pork tenderloin is Iowa's

mh, Monday, 11 November 2013 17:33 (eight years ago) link

God I know that they wanted to avoid naming the cheesesteak for Pennsylvania but they didn't need to challop and name a sub-par B-list sandwich

The Primanti Bros Sandwich is great and should have been picked

What's also fucked up is that even if you go for the roast pork sandwich you go to johns in south philly, not fucking reading terminal

乒乓, Monday, 11 November 2013 17:34 (eight years ago) link

How many fuckign 50 States/50 Sandwiches lists are there?

The fried catfish sandwich for Arkansas on the last one was "acceptable". Fried bologna on this one is more like, where, in Bentonville or some other Missouriesque place around here?

If I had to nominate one on my own, I'd go with cheese dip. That's some sort of mix of bread and cheese, right?

pplains, Monday, 11 November 2013 17:51 (eight years ago) link

Nominating pats OR genos as phillys best means you're not from philly

― 乒乓, Monday, November 11, 2013 12:29 PM (22 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

naw dude, that's contrarian BS. comes str8 from my philly BF who hates everything

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 17:53 (eight years ago) link

Who's the governor of Philadelphia, btw

pplains, Monday, 11 November 2013 17:54 (eight years ago) link

can we get whiney to weigh in and nominate turkey/ham club from subway minus cheese for NY?

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 17:54 (eight years ago) link

lol pp

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 17:55 (eight years ago) link

i love BBQ but im sure that TN should claim the BBQ sandwich. there's a lot of great BBQ in TN, but i think NC does the sandwich better tbqh

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 17:57 (eight years ago) link

im NOT sure

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 17:57 (eight years ago) link

I was all set to bring a rain of fire on whatever bullshit they picked for Delaware, but seriously Capriotti's Bobbie is fucking AMAZING and I sometimes nearly cry because I live so far away from one. Really any Capriotti's sub. I am actually salivating a little thinking of a Cap's turkey sub with sweet peppers, provolone, onions, pickles, and oil and vinegar.

My secondary nomination for Delaware would be the scrapple sandwich.

I don't actually feel qualified to opine on a signature IL sandwich.

carl agatha, Monday, 11 November 2013 17:58 (eight years ago) link

but i dont want to split hairs w/ who makes the best cheesesteak and shit tbh i dont care, id rather just have a general 1p3 consensus that "the cheesesteak" should be PA's representative sandwich, or whatever sandwich style not even nec the cheesesteak! i don't want this thread to devolve into like "well, x place has the best sandwich in the state" and yes i realize i started us down that path. id rather talk about regional fave sandwiches than restaurants in general, i guess

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 17:59 (eight years ago) link

scrapple sandwich!!!! <3

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:00 (eight years ago) link

You can do these lists with birds or trees, but you can't do state lists on sandwiches, especially for any state that has like more than one town in it.

pplains, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:05 (eight years ago) link

its true, but its still fun to talk about sandwiches and regional food imo

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:06 (eight years ago) link

Here's Missouri's:

A sandwich with Asian flavors that isn’t a banh mi? Count us in. The St. Paul consists of hot egg foo yong smothered in mayonnaise and pickle, topped with lettuce and tomato and served on white bread. Some say that in the 1940s, Chinese immigrants invented this sandwich to attract American eaters to their restaurants. Park Chop Suey founder Steven Yuen is thought to be the creator, so no better place to go than his restaurant in Lafayette Square.

I hear the mayor of Lafayette Square went on to become the governor of St. Louis.

pplains, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:06 (eight years ago) link

i mean really its the same as birds or flowers, imo. all of these things represent regions and not states. neither sandwiches nor biological phenomena are bound by geographical borders

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:08 (eight years ago) link

Nominating pats OR genos as phillys best means you're not from philly

― 乒乓, Monday, November 11, 2013 12:29 PM (22 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

naw dude, that's contrarian BS. comes str8 from my philly BF who hates everything

I grew up 15 blocks away from pats and genos

Trust me on this

乒乓, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:09 (eight years ago) link

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/374981_403609393069906_62859076_n.jpg

Hey, y'all come by the house on Sunday. We'll watch the Chiefs game and have some hot egg foo yong sandwiches.

pplains, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:10 (eight years ago) link

I've never even had an Italian beef sandwich! They just look so messy.

carl agatha, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:11 (eight years ago) link

i will trust you on it tbh. i think he may have some kind of fam allegiance or his fam is friends with the pat's founding fam or something, therefore definitely biased

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:11 (eight years ago) link

im not sure who claims the lobster roll, but its one of my favorite sandwiches on earth so id like to see it represented. i had really good ones in mass AND ct, but maybe someone would claim it for maine, idk

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:12 (eight years ago) link

After reading through all those slides, I really want a fried fish sandwich. And a Bobbie. And NC pork BBQ.

carl agatha, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:15 (eight years ago) link

im really desperate for a po boy atm

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:16 (eight years ago) link

neither sandwiches nor biological phenomena are bound by geographical borders

― 1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, November 11, 2013 1:08 PM (8 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i mean political borders obvy

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:17 (eight years ago) link

i'm from utah and that sub-mcdonalds shit on a bun sandwich from arctic circle is sadly an accurate representation of local sandwich pride

I have a friend who works at Kroger (Matt P), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:37 (eight years ago) link

any baltimore folks rep for lake trout? bone-in fried fish slapped on white bread is like the least enticing thing to me.

circa1916, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:40 (eight years ago) link

ive had a lot of deli style sandwiches in maryland but they all had to do with crab because i only get to eat good crab when im in maryland.

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:43 (eight years ago) link

bone-in on bread??? ew

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:43 (eight years ago) link

I was all set to bring a rain of fire on whatever bullshit they picked for Delaware, but seriously Capriotti's Bobbie is fucking AMAZING and I sometimes nearly cry because I live so far away from one. Really any Capriotti's sub. I am actually salivating a little thinking of a Cap's turkey sub with sweet peppers, provolone, onions, pickles, and oil and vinegar.

My secondary nomination for Delaware would be the scrapple sandwich.

I don't actually feel qualified to opine on a signature IL sandwich.

You're from Delaware and you just called a hoagie a sub

Is the hoagie sub divide that clear

Or are you fading fast. Do we need to get you back to your home soil asap before you disappear completely

乒乓, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:43 (eight years ago) link

that divide must be overstated

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:45 (eight years ago) link

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngandhungry/2013/04/22/official-state-status-eludes-marylands-soft-shell-crab-sandwich/

One Maryland state senator is not giving up the fight to make the soft-shell crab sandwich the official state sandwich of Maryland, despite his proposal dying in the legislature earlier this month.

Sen. Richard Colburn, an Eastern Shore Republican, said he is willing to introduce his bill again in the Maryland Senate, where it passed 43-1 in early April, or wait for another version of it to move in the Maryland House of Delegates, which shelved the bill on April 9. Colburn is taking solace in history. "It took about five years to get the state dessert passed," he said. (Maryland's state dessert is the Smith Island cake.)

Silly as it may be, Kelley should know that Maryland is actually somewhat behind on the official-state-food game. More than a dozen states have officially designated edibles, including pastries (Texas: sopaipilla and strudel), cookies (New Mexico: the bizcochito), dessert (South Dakota: kuchen), snacks (Utah: Jell-O; Illinois: popcorn), muffins (New York: apple muffin), and meat pies (Louisiana: Natchitoches meat pie). Maryland is, however, further along than D.C. or Virginia, neither of which has officially designated foods.

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 19:02 (eight years ago) link

Missouriesque

almost missed this subtle-yet-effective zing

mh, Monday, 11 November 2013 19:25 (eight years ago) link

i love sandwiches

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 19:26 (eight years ago) link

i just ate one

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 19:27 (eight years ago) link

Haha now that I'm gong over the list in full

Guess which state's best sandwich is the philly cheesesteak

Idaho

乒乓, Monday, 11 November 2013 19:27 (eight years ago) link

On my home on the train I was thinking that the italian hoagie should be New Jersey's sandwich

And now I find out they listed it as such

Good job

乒乓, Monday, 11 November 2013 19:30 (eight years ago) link

its a very fucked up list but they are otm on a couple things

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 11 November 2013 19:32 (eight years ago) link

Anyway I feel the need to rep for the primanti brothers sandwich some more

http://i.imgur.com/8rhSP0K.jpg

Honorary PASTA SANDWICH imo

If mookieproof shows up he can back me up on this

乒乓, Monday, 11 November 2013 19:37 (eight years ago) link

Claiming the best sandwich in NY State is in western New York and not in NYC just seems like hardtrolling to me.

i wish i had a skateboard i could skate away on (Hurting 2), Monday, 11 November 2013 19:44 (eight years ago) link

You're from Delaware and you just called a hoagie a sub

Is the hoagie sub divide that clear

Or are you fading fast. Do we need to get you back to your home soil asap before you disappear completely

― 乒乓, Monday, November 11, 2013 6:43 PM (57 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

If you say "hoagie" in Delaware you will be looked at quizzically or mocked mercilessly as an outlander, depending on how worldly your tormentors are.

Por ejemplo, subs, subs, subs, and subs.

Subs.

carl agatha, Monday, 11 November 2013 19:47 (eight years ago) link

My god and you guys are so close

乒乓, Monday, 11 November 2013 19:50 (eight years ago) link

I am never setting foot in delaware again

Not even to save on sales tax

乒乓, Monday, 11 November 2013 19:50 (eight years ago) link

They call them subs even in northern New Castle county. It is a shockingly sharp divide.

carl agatha, Monday, 11 November 2013 19:52 (eight years ago) link

Jesus christ somebody bring me a fucking sub or I am going to lose my shit.

carl agatha, Monday, 11 November 2013 19:52 (eight years ago) link

Claiming the best sandwich in NY State is in western New York and not in NYC just seems like hardtrolling to me.

I was shocked by this. I expected to be challopping by repping for beef on weck

horseshoe, Monday, 11 November 2013 20:46 (eight years ago) link

iowa's loose meat sandwich looks disgusting.

I have a friend who works at Kroger (Matt P), Monday, 11 November 2013 21:02 (eight years ago) link

Tbh the sandwich I see the most around NYC is the falafel sandwich

Which would have been my pick

But I've only been living here for a year and change

乒乓, Monday, 11 November 2013 21:04 (eight years ago) link

for every falafel sandwich in nyc there have gotta be like 3-5 shitty chicken parm heroes.

ian, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 02:39 (eight years ago) link

i lived in philly for 2 years and ppl were always like 'don't ever go to pat's or geno's' but curiosity finally won out and i went to pat's....lil steak portion cooked 45 minutes ago, slapped on a cold bun with unmelted cheese..food made with total contempt. three-card monte in a sandwich. still kind of pissed about it tbh.

slam dunk, Thursday, 21 November 2013 18:32 (eight years ago) link

Yeah I never went

I always went to Tony Luke's under the bridge. They got real successful and started expanding, franchising. There's one in NJ now. They jumped the shark when they opened at Citizens

I think Jim's is really good even though they have a rep for being for tourists since their biggest branch is on South street

乒乓, Thursday, 21 November 2013 18:55 (eight years ago) link

is a cheesesteak supposed to be made with a cheese whiz type substance

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Thursday, 21 November 2013 20:41 (eight years ago) link

It's made with cheese whiz

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheez_Whiz

But other acceptable variations include American and Provolone

Don't get swiss, like john kerry

My fav cheesesteak variation is the one w/ hot peppers from Tony Luke's

乒乓, Thursday, 21 November 2013 22:42 (eight years ago) link

whiz wit

mh, Thursday, 21 November 2013 22:52 (eight years ago) link

Never actually heard anybody in philly say that

乒乓, Thursday, 21 November 2013 22:54 (eight years ago) link

kind of figured

mh, Thursday, 21 November 2013 23:04 (eight years ago) link

tennessee should be hot chicken or fish

lol at fail ass bama with their gross ass white sauce

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD7PvtbkH0I (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 21 November 2013 23:04 (eight years ago) link

hahaha

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Friday, 22 November 2013 04:52 (eight years ago) link


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