Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 08:19 pm
Every now and then I read a news article or see a TV show about the most famous or unusual sandwiches served retail in various shops and cities. Philadelphia seems to have a large number of these shops. Is there a listing of these shops which have been featured in TV shows, or been heavily advertised in the various cities? Has anyone written a book about them?
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 08:44 pm
@Woollcott,
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Has anyone written a book about them?

Dunno but I'll never forget the place my Dad used to take us to on Sundays.
It was called Eddie Leonard's Sandwich shop in Wash. DC
http://www.thejoyboys.com/pix/boxing.jpg

Eddie Leonard Sandwich Shops, you should try 'em
For the very best in sandwiches, just buy 'em
No matter where you are, you'll find that you're not far
From an Eddie Leonard Sandwich Shop.

Every sandwich will please, fifteen varieties
Open late every night, you'll enjoy a taste delight
Pick some up, take 'em home, once you do you'll never roam
From an Eddie Leonard Sandwich Shop.

So take that short drive, for a long, large measure
Of sandwich, and pizza pleasure
At an Eddie Leonard Sandwich Shop
You're never far from an Eddie Leonard Sandwich Shop.

http://www.thejoyboys.com/eleonard.htm
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eoe
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 09:23 pm
I just watched a great show on the Food Network and the focus was famous sandwich shops. There were 2 or 3 in New York. Katz Deli was one of them but I recall at least 1 in New Jersey and a couple in Philadelphia.
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 10:46 pm
@eoe,
Lindy's in New York was immortalized by Damon Runyon as Mindy's.
panzade
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 09:21 am
@Merry Andrew,
although it served more than sandwiches, the automat made a big impression on this 9 year old in NY for the first time
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eoe
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 09:22 am
@Merry Andrew,
What's the famous sandwich shop on Broadway in the theatre district that names the sandwiches after actors? On the show, this place was mentioned also. The sandwiches were enormous!
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 09:33 am
http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2009-07/47942905.jpg

Yes, we invented the Italian beef sandwich in Chicago. Suck it, New York!
George
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 10:09 am
Central Grocery in New Orleans
Home of the muffuletta
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raprap
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 10:10 am
Izzy's Deli (the original) in Cincinnati where all prices are arbitrary. The best Reuben I've ever had and it was really cheap if your cloth's looked like they were worked in.

Izzy was a real deli, kept kosher, and was loud, crowded, and great. Once I saw Izzy charge a guy $50 for a pastrami on white because he was insulting his pastrami.

And Izzy's Kentucky Hot Brown competes with anything Louisville has to offer.

[url]http://izzys.com/history.html[/url

Rap
dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 10:32 am
@raprap,
passkey italian sausage grinder, pueblo Colorado
http://www.roadfood.com/photos/13241.jpg
http://www.roadfood.com/photos/13240.jpg
panzade
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 10:42 am
@dyslexia,
oh yeah...that's what I'm talking about!

gonna make some lunch Very Happy
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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 10:46 am
@joefromchicago,
Joe, when I have a layover at O'Hare I always get one of those Chicago hot dogs...what are they called...and the funny pickles?
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 10:52 am
@eoe,
Damn! I know what you're talking about, eoe, and I can't think of it either. It's not the Carnegie Hall Deli which also serves gigantic sandwiches.

In the Boston area, Kelly's Roast Beef on Revere Beach was always the gold standard for just one thing -- gobs and gobs of rare roast beef served on a bulkie roll. And back in the dear dark past the G&G Sandwich Shop on Blue Hill Ave. In Mattapan (we're still in the Greater Boston area, folks) was the place where elec tion campaigns wound up on the night before election day. But that was back when Blue Hill Ave. and most of Mattapan were largely Jewish rather than Haitian and Caribbean.
mac11
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 10:53 am
@eoe,
Stage Deli names a lot of sandwiches for actors & other celebrities.
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 10:55 am
@mac11,
By George, she's got it!
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George
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 11:33 am
@Merry Andrew,
Kelly's! That place probably shortened my life expectancy by five years.
George
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 11:36 am
@George,
Schwartz's in Montreal
eoe
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 11:43 am
http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/5213/hddmq5.png
Don't know about it being Famous or even the Best but I've had many Chicago dogs"polishes, brats, italian sausages, vienna dogs, all of them" from this place and they were scrumdeli-icious!
Tai Chi
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 11:54 am
@George,
George wrote:

Schwartz's in Montreal


Yes!

http://www.schwartzsdeli.com/images/photo2.jpg

http://www.schwartzsdeli.com/images/photo3.jpg
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 12:49 pm
@panzade,
panzade wrote:

Joe, when I have a layover at O'Hare I always get one of those Chicago hot dogs...what are they called...

That would be the "Chicago Style Hot Dog."

http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/columnists/jimbaumbach/blog/vdog.jpg

panzade wrote:
and the funny pickles?

Those would be the "Chicago Style Hilarious Pickles."
 

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