I love my sandwiches. I mean, I love “My” sandwiches. “My” Smoked Chicken Salad, “My” Italian Sausage, “My” Corned Beef, etc. are legendary in my own mind. But sometimes, you just have to eat out and a good sandwich can be a great, reliable and consistent option.
I have several favorites around town, to whit:
First and foremost, a Corned Beef or Pastrami from Kenny & Ziggy’s. As I’ve noted before both on Chowhound and here, I love K&Z’s for its unique and mountainous sandwiches. My faves come on two slices of rye and that’s it. Russian dressing is available on request and deli style mustard is on the table. A side of potato salad or cole slaw comes with. I love the potato salad. It’s rich and slightly sweet and so so so good. To be honest, I usually split a sandwich with a buddy and have a cup of chicken soup. It ain’t a cheap lunch by any means, but in my opinion, it’s worth every cent. I saw that they are also expanding to the West U area and eventually to Austin.
For a cheaper and much quicker lunch, (proximity!), I’ll often stop into Buffalo Grille at Woodway and Voss for a Grilled Chicken Club. The usual club sandwich, bacon, lettuce, mayo, but instead of ham and turkey, (or whatever), you get a grilled chicken breast. Usually perfectly cooked, it’s a great light lunch. (Light for me, anyway; I don’t know what YOU eat!)
The Union Kitchen on Memorial between Beltway 8 and Gessner serves an Ahi Tuna Steak Sandwich that is outstanding. Cooked to order of course. As they describe it: “Grilled tuna steak, roasted jalapeño, English cucumber, beefsteak tomato, sweet chili sauce, wasabi mayo, & fresh cilantro on a jalapeño cheddar bun”. You know what it tastes like to me? A really great Spicy Tuna Roll at my favorite sushi restaurant. I want one right now.
I’ve mentioned Mexico’s Deli on here before, but I would be remiss not to mention their three dozen or so varieties of tortas on a sandwich thread. The Munchkin and I have been eating there since they opened and he and I would often split a torta, (usually the Lomita Argentino), and have a bowl of their fantastic cream of poblano soup; (are you seeing a trend here?) I’ve had a lot of their different sandwiches over the years and they’re really good. And enough for two growing boys, obviously!
I’ll give you one more to make it an even handful. At Roegel’s BBQ on Voss, you can have a pulled pork, sausage, turkey or sliced brisket sandwich served on a bun. OR you can be like me, and order a half pound of sliced brisket and request four slices of bread and have four nice foldovers with a small snack left over for later. I don’t know why, but BBQ tastes better with a slice of white bread wrapped around it. Their sandwiches are fine, their buns are fresh and perfectly acceptable. But I’d rather have a foldover every single time. It’s a personal thing and you just wouldn’t understand.
Unless you do. We should have a secret handshake or something.
Maybe a pin.
So, what are your favorites?