Tuesday, August 25, 2009

5 days of Sandwiches: The week in review

A bit of a follow up on my previous post Revisiting a Classic. I can't say enough about the importance of condiments. It can push the same old sandwich into a metamorphic spiral of variety and flavor. Not that you guys don't already know this, but I thought I'd share with you seeing as how its made my life so much fun. All of these condiments go well with mayo (the control group of each sandwich). Every day was Turkey, swiss, onion, lettuce and mayo on hearty 7 grain: Then: Roll call: Sriracha, yellow mustard, Phillipe's spicy mustard, aji chileno, chalula and balsamic vinnagrette. Hummus is really good too. You'll be sorry if you don't.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Samm Diego

While in San Diego for Comicon this year myself and others decided to do something fun.

This is Rudy, he works at The Hub Market and Deli. Rudy is kind of a badass when it comes to sandwiches. He knows the history of all of the sammies on the menu, as well as sammies in the world. His eyes lit up when we began conversing on the topic.

Most of them, he says were sent in by friends and fans alike. His favorite item on the menu is a big veggie wrap with all of the veggies in it. If you want to, you can send in your sandwich idea to audition for the menu! Recently, Rudy was written up for having one of the best breakfast burritos in San Diego!

Thats no easy feat when your connected to Mexico... Heres a couple of the little guys we hit up while there.

If your in the area, its a quiant little spot on 748 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA

Monday, August 10, 2009

Vietnamese sandwiches changed my life

When I lived in China town last year I walked by these vietnamese sandwiches and felt like a hack for not eating one. A couple of blog readers brought it to my attention that I was in dire need of trying one.

They couldn't have been more correct. I don't know how I made it this long without one. Ladies and gentleman of the jury:

I would like to introduce exhibit A: bbq chiu su pork and exhibit B: beef. They come on delicious french bread with mayo, onions, fresh jalapeno, sliced radish, minced carrot and lots of cilantro... cilantro on a sandwich is so fresh! It was so good. It was like having a deja vu. As your humble sandwich confidant I strongly advise you eat one if you haven't already. Your livelyhood may depend on it. This restaurant is called Saigon Sandwhiches, its 7219 De Soto Ave, Canoga Park.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Brent's Delicatessen... Holy Moses!

It was 3:30 pm on a saturday and I decided to google "best sandwich in the san fernando valley." Immediately one restaurant/ deli rose to the top. Brent's.

15 minutes later I was at the pearly gates. Upon arrival I noticed all of the standard requirements that a good Jewish deli should have. They had Dr. Brown's and brought us both dill and garlic pickles. They also brought out some warm rye slices with butter. This place was packed at 3:30pm, this is rare seeing that t is half way in between lunch and dinner. Brent's was founded in 1967 and has attracted a wide variety of clientel since it grand opening. And its no woner. Look at these sandwiches!

Meet roast beef and pastrami french dip. I'm not usually a pastrami kingd of guy. But the buzz got to me so I pulled the trigger. MINGIA thatsa some gooda pastrami!

It was so thinly sliced that it melts in your mouth.On point with both. Spicy mustard as well as au jus dipping sauce. The slaw and potato salad were good too (as expected from an establishment such as this.)
The eclairs are also a big deal at Brent's and are probably enough to feed a family of four for two consecutive weeks.

In this picture it looks big because it close to the camera, not so Ronald. Its actually the size of half of my stomach.

The guy brought it out in a wheel barrow. Just look at this abomination! But thats neither here nor there. Brent's is a force to be reckoned with. If your ever in the mood to break something dear to you, like your stomach... Hit up Brent's. You won't be dissapointed.
19565 Parthenia St., Northridge, CA 91324