Panini Happy Turns 3 with a Project & $100 Williams-Sonoma Giveaway!

by on January 14, 2011

Post image for Panini Happy Turns 3 with a Project & $100 Williams-Sonoma Giveaway!

They grow up so fast, don’t they? 🙂

I’m excited to celebrate Panini Happy’s 3rd blogiversary with the launch of a cool project…and I’m going to need your help! FoodspottingThe Panini Happy Guides to Great Sandwiches will be a set of free mobile sandwich guides, organized by metro area. They’ll feature favorite sandwiches from all over the country and where to find them – all recommended by you, the Panini Happy community. Better yet, with the help of the location app Foodspotting, we’ll be able to access the guides on our mobile phones, so whether we’re close to home or traveling we’ll always know where we can go for a good sandwich.

Win a $100 Williams-Sonoma gift card![THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED] Enter to win a $100 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card and help create the Panini Happy sandwich guides!

  • Leave a comment on this post sharing the name or description of your favorite sandwich, the eatery/city/state where you get it and any words of advice. (Ex: “The turkey jalapeño sandwich at Deli Wishes in Carlsbad, CA – I order it on sourdough. Get ready, it’s spicy!“) NOTE: Any kind of sandwich is fine, they do not need to be panini.
  • You may submit up to 5 different sandwiches, leaving a separate comment for each (max. 5 entries).
  • The giveaway closes on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 12 PM PST. One entry will be selected via to receive the $100 Williams-Sonoma gift card and will be posted here on that day. The giveaway is open to anyone, but for this initial launch of the guides please submit sandwiches/eateries that are located in the U.S. and Canada.

More details to come about the guides in the coming weeks!

***UPDATE 1/21/10: Congratulations to the gift card winner!

Congrats to entry #205 - Mary!Many congrats to Mary (#205)! I happen to agree wholeheartedly with her sandwich suggestion (I visited both of these places on my last trip to San Francisco):

“Boccalone Salumeria in San Francisco’s Ferry Building! They have an assortment of hot and cold sandwiches – one of my favorite being the hot prosciutto cotto with provolone and whole grain mustard. Another fun thing to do is to order their platter with a variety of meats, then head down to Cowgirl Creamery for your cheese and then Acme Bread for some sourdough and head outside to enj0y your lunch by the water!”

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful recommendations, everyone. This sandwich guide is going to be superb, thanks to all of you!

Thanks to Williams-Sonoma for providing the gift card for this giveaway.

>Ready to buy a panini press? Check out my Panini Press Buying Guide for the features to look for.

>Want more panini recipes? See my Recipe Index for a list of all recipes on Panini Happy.

>Traveling to a new city soon? Browse Panini Happy’s Great American Sandwich Guide to find the best sandwiches across the country!

1 Shaina January 14, 2011 at 4:40 am

Hands down, my favorite sandwich is the Sherman’s Sure Choice from Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, MI – Zingerman’s corned beef, Switzerland swiss cheese, cole slaw and Russian dressing on good Jewish rye. It is so big and overstuffed that you need to use a fork to eat half of it!

2 Brandy January 14, 2011 at 7:33 am

I LOVE the kielbasa sandwich and Primanti Brothers in Pittsburgh! There will be leftovers.

3 Louise January 14, 2011 at 8:23 am

happy birthday! my favorite new sandwich is at Harry’s Deli in Irvine, Sky Park Circle- Harry makes an amazing prime ribeye steak sandwich with grilled onions and peppers and housemade mayo- fantastic!
Louise´s last blog post ..Wordless Wednesday Baked Bacon and Eggs with Arugula Pesto

4 Sophie Hung January 14, 2011 at 8:30 am

The grilled butternut squash sandwich and Madison Sourdough in Madison, WI! Delicious, and vegetarian friendly!

5 Mindy January 14, 2011 at 8:30 am

The Fried Green Tomato BLT with Pimento Cheese at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC is super tasty! (So tasty that I keep trying to get my local eateries to make it for me!)
Mindy´s last blog post ..A True Southern Comfort- Goat Cheese Grits

6 meeyeehere aka Rachel Crisman January 14, 2011 at 8:35 am

A place called THE Dutch Oven in my town has the best sandwiches you have ever tasted,I SWEAR!!!!!!!!!! Um,the chicken salad sandwich is out of this world!!!!!!They add chopped grapes and pecan in it! All on home made butter horn bread.OOW YUM!

7 Cori January 14, 2011 at 8:35 am

The BBQ pulled pork sandwich from my local Whole Foods. The meat is by the pound so you can get it as big as you want! With onions, pickles, bacon and loads of sauce on top it’s quite a challenge.

8 Mom24@4evermom January 14, 2011 at 8:37 am

Beanie Burger at the Gahanna Grill in Gahanna, OH. A bacon cheeseburger with sautéed onions, lettuce, tomatoes and topped with Beanie’s homemade slaw. It’s named for it’s creator, the former owner of the Gahanna Grill. Awesome!
Mom24@4evermom´s last blog post ..Because You Have to Have Hope

9 meeyeehere aka Rachel Crisman January 14, 2011 at 8:38 am

Again I say The Dutch Oven in Clarksdale MS.
This time I would recommend the pimento cheese sandwich on homemade butter horn bread.Its a little spicy and very filling.I have never been able to make mine taste this good.

10 meeyeehere aka Rachel Crisman January 14, 2011 at 8:40 am

The Dutch Oven again
This is the link to their site,
The TEX-Mex Panini is out of this world@

11 meeyeehere aka Rachel Crisman January 14, 2011 at 8:42 am

Next is the Reuben which I love and order most often! Talk about heart burn but it is so worth it!!!!! The Dutch Oven is owned and operated by Mennonites.The nicest and most wonderful religious group I have ever encountered.

12 Eddie January 14, 2011 at 8:44 am

The crab melt sandwich at the Ferry Plaza Seafood. Expensive, but it’s housemade dungeness crab salad, cheddar cheese, on a roll baked next door. Deeeelicious.

13 Amber January 14, 2011 at 8:45 am

My favorite sandwich in my town is the Media Noche at Never Blue in Hendersonville, NC. It is cuban sandwich on fresh cuban bread flown in! It is amazing.

14 Megan Martin January 14, 2011 at 8:49 am

I LOVE the chargrilled chicken pesto panini at Atlanta Bread Company. So yummy 🙂

15 dani January 14, 2011 at 8:55 am

i LOVE the roasted pork sandwich at paillard in quebec city! its memorable for sure 🙂

16 Meal Plan Mom (Brenda) January 14, 2011 at 9:47 am

I love the Grilled Portobello Wrapini from Jason’s Deli in Sugar Land, TX. I’m not vegetarian but it has a bit of a kick from the pico de gallo and is so filling, it’s what I order nearly every time!
Meal Plan Mom (Brenda)´s last blog post ..Menu Plan Monday Meal Inspiration Ideas

17 Kelly January 14, 2011 at 10:02 am

Hands down, the Cuban Roast at Paseo 4225 Fremont Ave N, Seattle (they also have a location at 6226 Seaview Ave NW, but I haven’t eaten there personally.) Melt in your mouth marinated roast pork on a toasted baguette with crisp romaine, caramelized onions, pickled jalapeños, aioli and cilantro. TO DIE FOR. Note: this is pretty much a take out only place (maybe 4 tables with folding chairs) the bar just down the hill welcomes people to “bring their lunch and enjoy ice cold beers”.

18 Julie January 14, 2011 at 10:03 am

My current favorite sandwich is a Vietnamese sandwich from a food truck in San Francisco called Little Green Cyclo. I usually get the Lemongrass Grilled Pork. The bread is amazing and the food is delicious.

19 RJ Flamingo January 14, 2011 at 10:07 am

One of my very favorite sandwiches is the Rachel or Sarah (depending on who you’re talking to). Similar to a Reuben, but made with turkey breast, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing on good, deli-style Jewish rye, and grilled till it’s all melted and melded together. And the best place for it? New York, New York Deli Restaurant, located in a strip mall at Kendall Dr. (SW 88th St.) and SW 107 Ave. in Kendall (Miami), Florida. Get some of the dressing on the side for dipping. Yum! It comes with a mountain of hot, crispy steak fries and a huge crisp kosher pickle spear. No one does it better!
RJ Flamingo´s last blog post ..Lentil Mushroom Barley Soup – A Winter Meal In A Bowl

20 elaine January 14, 2011 at 10:09 am

It sounds gross, but trust me, the peanut butter and bacon sandwich at Edzo’s in Evanston, IL is amazing. The peanut butter gets all melty because it’s grilled, which makes it pretty messy to eat, but it’s totally worth it.

21 Kelly January 14, 2011 at 10:10 am

The Smoked Meat at Schwartz’s Hebrew Delicatessen at 3895 Saint-Laurent Boulevard · Montreal, Quebec. They offer regular, medium or lean. The sour pickles are a must try, and the counter guy will explain to you why the black cherry soda simply has to be drunk out of a glass rather than out of a can – it’s all ’bout the bouquet…

22 Robin Sue January 14, 2011 at 10:11 am

Oh the Hungry Tarpon in Islamorada in the Florida Keys has the best fresh fish sandwich I have ever encountered called the Matecumbe.

Congratulations on three big and successful years Kathy! I have enjoyed following you! And looking forward to many more of your recipes.
Robin Sue´s last blog post ..15 Minute Pierogi Soup

23 Susanne January 14, 2011 at 10:17 am

My favorite sandwich of all time is the Monte Cristo at Botanica Restaurant in the Lethbridge Lodge Hotel (Alberta, Canada). Nobody I’ve tried makes a Monte Cristo like these guys. Up here it comes with applesauce. Yum!

24 Kelly January 14, 2011 at 10:17 am

Ok, just one more.

The Shawarma Pita Wrap Sandwich (beef, chicken or combo) from Shawarma’s King Restaurant, 395 Bank Street Ottawa, ON with garlic sauce. The bright pink pickled turnip looks odd, but it makes the sandwich.

25 Gina January 14, 2011 at 10:19 am

My favorite sandwich is the chicken salad sandwich at The Gunbarrel Deli in Gunbarrel, CO just outside of Boulder. Go HUNGRY, since the small is probably more than you can eat in one meal!

26 Susanne January 14, 2011 at 10:21 am

Next favorite is the Chicken with Brie and Avocado Grilled Sandwich at Roundstreet Cafe in Lethbridge, Alberta. Creamy goodness!
Susanne´s last blog post ..Fridays Fave Five 122

27 Gina January 14, 2011 at 10:23 am

Another great sandwich is the Italian at Snarf’s in Boulder, CO. Bring a napkin girls…this one runs down the chin when you bite it. But, it’s a beautiful thing.

28 Lindsey January 14, 2011 at 10:26 am

Primanti brothers in pittsburgh has hands down the best sandwhiches. French fries automatically make EVERYTHING better, including sandwhiches and salads. Order the Cajun chicken! so delicious.

29 Maria Malaveci January 14, 2011 at 10:38 am

Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor – Reuben Sandwich! It is delicious!
Zingerman’s corned beef, Switzerland Swiss cheese, sauerkraut & Russian dressing on grilled, hand-sliced Jewish rye bread. I see that there is also another post about Zingerman’s – YAY!

30 Maria Malaveci January 14, 2011 at 10:45 am

Pottbelly’s Italian Sandwich – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Capicola, Mortadella, Pepperoni, Salami & Provolone Cheese. Ask for it with everything which is: mayo, mustard, hot peppers, onion, tomato, pickle & Italian Seasoning

31 Maria Malaveci January 14, 2011 at 10:49 am

Dibella’s Old Fashioned Submarines in Ann Arbor!

Godfather – Genoa Salami, Capicola, Spicy Ham

Their service is outstanding too!

32 Maria Malaveci January 14, 2011 at 10:51 am

Izzy’s Hoagie Shop Deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Best Steak Hoagie ever!

33 Maria Malaveci January 14, 2011 at 10:54 am

Blimpy Burger Ann Arbor, Michigan
K, I know that many don’t consider a hamburger a sandwich, but to me it is… Blimpy Burger is hands down the best burger I have ever had. First time I went they gave me and my friend a sucker, because we had never been. They are delicious!

34 elaine January 14, 2011 at 10:59 am

i love the “fat moon” sandwich (chicken fingers, bacon, egg, french fries, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and ketchup) at the grease trucks at rutgers university.

35 jessica January 14, 2011 at 11:01 am

love the smoked meat sandwich at Schwarz! in Montreal, Quebec

36 sydney January 14, 2011 at 11:02 am

Best ever sandwiches are at Stacked Sandwiches in Grover Beach, CA.
My favorite is the Lisa’s Stack, with turkey, bacon, avocado and harvarti cheese, and you MUST get it with the jalapeno’s! Go to their website at YUM!


37 Patricia January 14, 2011 at 11:04 am

Roast beef sandwich with “house dressing” at The Cheese shop in Williamsburg, VA. Great house dressing…..people just bought the plastic tubs of the dressing and roll ends to take home (super healthy I’m sure)

38 elaine January 14, 2011 at 11:05 am

another one of my fave sandwiches if the turkey artichoke panini (Smoked turkey, spinach artichoke spread, Asiago-Parmesan cheese, tomatoes & caramelized onions, grilled hot on our Focaccia) from any panera restaurant!

39 Meghan January 14, 2011 at 11:06 am

Crabcake sandwiches of course!!!

40 elaine January 14, 2011 at 11:07 am

another great sandwich is the hot pastrami sandwich from harold’s famous new york deli in edison, new jersey!
elaine´s last blog post ..Banana Bread Loaf

41 Meghan January 14, 2011 at 11:07 am

Mozzerella and roasted red pepper from Scotto’s in Hampton Bays, NY!

42 elaine January 14, 2011 at 11:08 am

another fave sandwich of mine is the ham, ham cappicola, salami & provolone sub from double d’s caterers in old bridge, new jersey
elaine´s last blog post ..Banana Bread Loaf

43 Chelsey January 14, 2011 at 11:19 am

I love the Turkey Artichoke Panini from Panera. Simple and delicious!

44 Michelle January 14, 2011 at 11:20 am

One of my favorite sandwiches is the grilled chicken sub at Larry’s Giant Subs in Statesboro, Ga. It’s warm and toasted and oh so good!!

45 Chelsey January 14, 2011 at 11:21 am

One favorite is the Pollo at the Gelato Company in Gainesville, Fl. Bonus: free gelato with your meal!

46 Chelsey January 14, 2011 at 11:23 am

Greens and Grille’s mediterranean wrap is amazing, especially with the greek dressing. It’s located in Orlando by UCF!

47 Vicki January 14, 2011 at 11:31 am

Italian Beef at Portillo’s in the Chicago area. (They have locations in Buena Park & Moreno Valley, but I’ve never been there.) Make sure you get it “hot & wet”, hot = spicy giardiniera, wet = the bread is dipped in jus. Soooo good.
Vicki´s last blog post ..Pseudo Filipino Breakfast

48 Barbara January 14, 2011 at 11:35 am

My favorite sandwich is the Tomato and Mozzarella Panini from Panara Bread in Jacksonville Florida. It is made on Ciabatta bread with fresh roasted tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, basil and mozzarella. It is absolutely delicous!

49 Janelle January 14, 2011 at 11:36 am

I truly love the Cuban Roast at either of Paseo’s locations in Seattle, WA. Their hours are wonky, the lines are long, and they only accept cash. Their sandwiches burst with flavor, and that’s what keeps me coming back.

50 Mary January 14, 2011 at 11:49 am

At Wystone’s Tea Cafe in Lakewood, CO (located in the Belmar shopping district) they have an out-of-this-world Grilled Turkey Club Panini, with smoked bacon, tomato, greens, melted cheddar and provolone on hot grilled foccacia. Sounds simple, but it absolutely melts in your mouth, it’s so good!

51 Thalia January 14, 2011 at 11:50 am

My favorite sandwich is the Cranberry and Brie sandwich at the Planet Bakery in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada! Get it on the potato bread- so good!!

52 Thalia January 14, 2011 at 11:54 am

My other favorite sandwich is the Prince Phillip at St. Veronus in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Avocados, bacon, calamari!

53 Jeanne St George January 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm

My favorite sandwich is curry chicken salad in a pita at 3 Sisters Bakery, Aberdeen Washington

54 Debby January 14, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I love the DC Chicken Salad Sandwich from Corner Bakery.

55 sara January 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm

The fried chicken sandwich at Bakesale Betty’s in Oakland, CA is absolutely amazing – perfectly crispy and flavorful with a big pile of yummy coleslaw. There’s always a long line, but don’t despair – they often bring around free chocolate chip cookies to help make the wait feel better! 🙂
sara´s last blog post ..Sour Thai Fish Curry

56 sara January 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm

I’m also enamored with the Roasted Eggplant & Caramelized Onion hot sandwich at Musical Offering in Berkeley, CA. It’s so tasty and comes with a yummy small salad on the side.
sara´s last blog post ..Sour Thai Fish Curry

57 Becca J January 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Your site makes me happy, and this giveaway is one of many reasons why. One of my favorite sandwiches is the California Turkey from Little City in Austin, Texas.

58 Becca J January 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Kerbey Lane Cafe in Austin, Texas makes a mean club sandwich, and with sweet potato fries on the side, it’s an Austin classic!

59 Becca J January 14, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Hula Hut in Austin, Texas makes a great Fajita Chicken Sandwich, and the ambience is great in the spring–eating yummy food right on the lake in perfect weather!

60 Veronique January 14, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I have 2 favorite sandwich places.

The 1st one is La Bottega in the ByWard Market in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) (64, George Street). My favorite sandwich is the mozzarella and prosciutto topped with spicy eggplants, on focaccia. Basically, La Bottega, an Italian food store, has a Subway-type service but with good, fresh, made-there ingredients. You pick your bread out of 4 or 5 choices, you pick a meat, you pick a cheese, and you pick all your favorite toppings. The sandwich is huge, it costs 5,50$ (all of them are the same price) and can feed 2 people.
Veronique´s last blog post ..Cette purée pourrait changer ma vie- purée de céleri-rave au robot culinaire

61 Veronique January 14, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I have a second favorite place. It is called Edgar and it is in Gatineau, Québec (60, Begin). This little place is new and is the baby of Marysol, the owner-cook-baker. Every day, she makes different paninis and sandwiches. My favorite is the vegetarian panini with avocado, red peppers, cheese and most important of all, her secret spicy mayo. I would walk miles for it. The bread she uses is Artisan made and is to die for. A place to try.
Veronique´s last blog post ..Cette purée pourrait changer ma vie- purée de céleri-rave au robot culinaire

62 Jodi January 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Olga’s Kitchen restaraunts have the BEST sandwich bread! They are located in the Detroit, MI area. They sandwiches are on a sweet bread folded like a gyro – in fact, if I can remember, they have a gyro meat version. I haven’t been to one in years since I moved to Virginia – but I would always get the simple BLT version. Each bite is a great mix of sweet and salty with the bread and bacon. I wish I had one now :o(

63 sara January 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Another suggestion I have is the Lola Burger at B Spot Burgers in Woodmere, Ohio. An over easy egg, bacon, and pickled onions make the most amazing topping for a burger! 🙂 My tip is to order this with the salad rather than fries, because it’s really rich!
sara´s last blog post ..Sour Thai Fish Curry

64 Chelsey January 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Try the Godfather Panini at Hollywood Bistro in Winter Springs, FL. Hold the ham!

65 Chelsey January 14, 2011 at 2:20 pm

The artichoke, wild mushroom, and goat cheese ‘flatwich’ at Urban Flats in Gainesville, FL is wonderful! Especially with a glass of their white wine.

66 Terri January 14, 2011 at 2:34 pm

One of my all time favorite sandwiches is the Monte Crisco with maple syrup.

67 Terri January 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

There is no one place, I have had in several places. but I guess the best was at the Sambos at the airport in Berlin, VT

68 Victoria January 14, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Peppo’s Dilli-Deli in Palos Hills, Illinois (a bit southeast of Chicago) makes a fantastic Italian sandwich. The ingredients are standard for an Italian sandwich. What makes it amazing, however, are the freshly baked Italian bread and the “GUTS,” or a mixture of onions, tomatoes, pickles, and seasonings all chopped fine and mixed into some kind of oil base. Delicious!

69 Danielle January 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Well I can’t think of the name of it but it’s this delicious sandwich at a place called Wallace Station in Midway, KY. It’s a warm turkey sandwich with brie and thinly sliced Granny Smith apples. They make their bread fresh daily, so that helps too!

Happy Blogiversary!

70 Chelsea January 14, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Happy Anniversary!!!!

71 s.r.johnson January 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm

My favorite sandwich in the Columbus Ohio area is the spicy gryo at The Olive Tree in Hilliard Ohio. It is so delicious and nice and spicy. The perfect side to this sandwich is the yummy delicious fire fries. Just be prepared to work up a bit of a sweat. Oh so good!!

72 Ryan January 14, 2011 at 4:30 pm

My very favorite sandwich is the one with the one with the Sonoma Basil cream cheese spread and cucumbers, on the Pan de Casa bread, from Cafe Latte in St. Paul, MN.

73 Ryan January 14, 2011 at 4:32 pm

My favorite panini is one I used to get in high school — turkey, provolone, roasted red peppers, and basil aoli on ciabatta — from Fischerville, in Mendota Heights, MN.
Ryan´s last blog post ..Blast From the Past – High School Memories

74 Ryan January 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I had a fantastic panini at Milk and Honey Cafe in Chicago, IL — grilled portobello, roasted red pepper, sauteed spinach, and herbed goat cheese. Amazing.
Ryan´s last blog post ..Blast From the Past – High School Memories

75 Elisabeth January 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm

The Yard Bird from the Spicy Pickle in Austin. Spinach, blue cheese, turkey and apples on ciabatta. Delicious.

76 Ryan January 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm

The cafe at my alma mater had a few really fantastic paninis. Unfortunately, they’ve stopped making at least two of my favorites. However, they still have the Chicken Pomodoro — sliced chicken breast, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and marinara sauce. Yum. Uncommon Grounds, at Bryn Mawr College (in the campus center), in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Ryan´s last blog post ..Blast From the Past – High School Memories

77 Ryan January 14, 2011 at 4:49 pm

When I was younger, I’d sometimes go to Nicol’s Deli & Market Cafe (in Minneapolis, MN) with my mom. Just the two of us, it was sort of our little place. The Cashew Tuna Melt is incredible — one of the only things with canned tuna that I enjoy.
Ryan´s last blog post ..Blast From the Past – High School Memories

78 Joanna January 14, 2011 at 5:32 pm

My favorite sandwich is the Grilled Chicken Club from Board and Brew in Del Mar, CA. It comes wrapped up in tin foil and stays nice and hot; perfect for a beach lunch or dinner. My sister and her college roommate used to drive down from LA to have it.

79 Annie January 14, 2011 at 5:58 pm

This one is easy. In Frank’s Deli, part of the Owen’s food court at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, the “Fantastic Frank” truly is fantastic. Chicken, provolone, mesclun mix, and pesto mayo grilled on focaccia.

80 Cheryl Ross January 14, 2011 at 6:17 pm

My favorite sandwich is is a roast beef sub from Intermission Deli in Saginaw, MI. It has just the right amount of cheese and veggies, along with lots of roast beef on great bread.

81 Alison January 14, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I order The Holly at The College Deli in Williamsburg, VA – get it just as it is! Yum!

82 Alison January 14, 2011 at 8:17 pm

My second favorite is the Blue Crab Cake Hoagie at The Yardhouse in San Antonio, TX…order extra aioli on the side!
Alison´s last blog post ..My First 5K kinda

83 Alison January 14, 2011 at 8:19 pm

My husband’s favorite sandwich of all time is the The Danny’s Special at Danny’s in Fredericksburg, Va. Order it “toasted with everything.”
Alison´s last blog post ..My First 5K kinda

84 Julie January 14, 2011 at 9:33 pm

My husband’s favorite is the fresh mozzarella sandwich at The Cheese Shop in the Glen Park neighborhood of San Francisco. The french bread is baked daily at a bakery up the street. Be sure to pick up some baklava for dessert!

85 Lindsay January 14, 2011 at 9:53 pm

I love the Heights Classic (Roasted and smoked fresh Turkey, French Brie, and Organic Avocado) from Liberty Heights fresh in SLC, UT.

86 Lindsay January 14, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Chicken Kebab sandwich at Mazza’s in SLC.
Chicken breast cubes marinated in a lemon and yogurt sauce, broiled and served in a toasted French bun with a heavenly aioli spread, tomatoes and Armenian pickles. Yum!

87 Lindsay January 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Cheese lover sandwich at Caputos in SLC, UT.

Swiss, smoked Gouda, provolone, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, olive oil & balsamic vinegar.

I love cheese!

88 Lindsay January 14, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Smoked Turkey Sandwich at the Dodo in SLC, UT.

Smoked in-house and thinly sliced turkey on a sourdough garlic roll. Served with a Dodo barbecue sauce.

The barbecue sauce is so delicious!

89 Marissa January 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm

I love the sandwich au brie from Monsieur Marcel at Farmers Market at Fairfax and Third in Los Angeles. Toasty fresh-made baguette with slightly melted high quality French brie, tomatoes, and mixed greens. Mmmm. They only serve it at lunch.

90 Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) January 15, 2011 at 5:37 am

Just wanted to stop by and congratulate you on 3 years of panini blogging! No small accomplishment, Kathy. Looking forward to more wonderful panini ideas (I might just have to break down and buy a press one of these days).
Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)´s last blog post ..Market to Pantry 10- New Leaf Community Market- Santa Cruz- California

91 Roger January 15, 2011 at 7:56 am

Englund’s Deli
(239) 995-3444
1886 N Tamiami Trl, North Fort Myers, FL 33903

This deli has been a local legend since 1981 in my hometown.Their subs are 14″ on a bread baked just for them at a local bakery.If you order the blockbuster sub be ready to eat trust me has 1/4 lb of each type of meat. It has turkey,roast beef,ham, and many slices of cheese.The amount of meat you get on their sandwiches is ridiculous I don’t know how they afford to do it.They have been owned by the same family for 30 yrs try it you won’t be sorry believe me.

92 Tara @ Smells Like Home January 15, 2011 at 9:58 am

My husband’s favorite sandwich is the Baked Ham-Chicken on a grinder roll from Nardelli’s in Waterbury, CT. The cucumber relish on the grinder is amazing and is a secret recipe they won’t give away! Nardelli’s is right off of I-84 so it’s easy for travelers to access.
Tara @ Smells Like Home´s last blog post ..Peanut Butter Caramel-Filled Brownies

93 Heather January 15, 2011 at 10:02 am

Ok, after giving this much thought 🙂 I have a couple. I love a great deli turkey sandwich and one of my favorites is bay cities deli. They have good quality ingredients so a plain old turkey sandwich is delicious. But, I LOVE me a pulled pork sandwich, from almost anywhere that does good BBQ (any suggestions in So Cal are welcome). For eatery on that one, I’ll go with maybe Smokin Woody’s or Wishbone, both in Chicago.

94 Tara @ Smells Like Home January 15, 2011 at 10:05 am

When we’re in Lake George, NY, we love to stop for sandwiches at the Commons Deli in the French Mountain Commons outlet plaza. All the deli meat is sliced for each sandwich and any sandwich on their fresh rye bread (the freshest I’ve ever had!) is a winner!
Tara @ Smells Like Home´s last blog post ..Peanut Butter Caramel-Filled Brownies

95 Tara @ Smells Like Home January 15, 2011 at 10:52 am

My favorite sandwich is the eggplant panini from Johnny Salami’s in New Haven, CT. The sandwich has roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella, and balsamic vinaigrette on a ciabatta roll – delicious!!
Tara @ Smells Like Home´s last blog post ..Peanut Butter Caramel-Filled Brownies

96 Amity January 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm

The Boston Deli Grill in Tulsa, OK (at 61st & Sheridan) has some of the best sandwiches in the city. My personal favorite is their applewood smoked roast beef & smoked gouda on jalapeno cheddar bread and then grilled.

97 Debbie January 15, 2011 at 6:33 pm

My favorite sandwich is Scholtzky’s small original on rye.!

98 Jessica W January 15, 2011 at 7:02 pm

I am going to have to agree with Danielle above and say that the turkey sandwich at Wallace Station in Midway, KY is fabulous. Even better though is the Hot Brown Burger they serve. They take the wonderfulness of a Hot Brown sandwich and make it into a burger that is beyond compare!

99 Jessica W January 15, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I love, love LOVE the black bean panini at Lotsa Pasta in Louisville. Black beans, Colby cheese, jalapeño cream cheese and scallions, all in one amazing sandwich!

100 Becky Rochester January 15, 2011 at 8:09 pm

The Bier Stein in Eugene, Oregon makes the best panini’s and sandwhiches around. It looks like a little bottle shop and bar but the food is amazing. My personal favorite is the tuna melt on toasted sourdough bread. Other favs are The Goudist and The Spitfire.

101 Kate Hancock January 16, 2011 at 11:22 am

I really love sandwiches, although I don’t eat them as much as much as I wish I did- and when I whip them up for myself at home, they’re usually too basic to be all that noteworthy- we’re talking grilled cheese and cold cuts, that sort of thing. But my tastes are generally more interesting than my means would indicate.

The first sandwich I really fell in love with was the corned beef reuben. It’s just impossible to fail with one of those. I regret that I can’t remember the name of the diner where I first encountered it, but I recommend a proper deli rather than just a regular restaurant- the quality of meat will make all the difference. I like to get mine at New York Deli in Richmond, Virginia.

102 Kate Hancock January 16, 2011 at 11:38 am

My second favorite sandwich is the Croque Monsieur- and don’t be fooled by the oversimplified description of it as “the french word for grilled cheese”. Savory ham and creamy, mild soft cheeses- gruyere is my favorite- between bread fried with a mil and egg wash. Get it at Revolutionary Soup in Charlottesville, VA or at Can Can in Richmond.

103 Kate Hancock January 16, 2011 at 11:49 am

As simple as it sounds, I love a BLT. But it has to come from Blue Moon Diner in Charlottesville, VA- order it with the Artisan Bacon rather than the regular- it’s locally raised, extremely lean and thick cut, and nothing short of magical.

104 Amber January 16, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Another sandwich I love in Hendersonville, NC is the Monte Cristo at Square One Bistro. Perfect lunch sandwich!

105 Amber January 16, 2011 at 12:57 pm

This one is kind of commercial, but I love the Chesseburger wrap at Beef O’Brady’s in Hendersonville, NC. I didn’t think I would like all the great cheeseburger stuff in a wrap, but I do. It’s awesome.

106 Amanda Thompson January 16, 2011 at 1:27 pm

The Country Store in Arcata, CA makes the best Club Sandwich!

107 Amanda Thompson January 16, 2011 at 1:29 pm

And Myrtle Avenue Market in Eureka, CA makes the best Fresh Crab Sandwich!

108 Amanda Thompson January 16, 2011 at 1:31 pm

And Wildberries Marketplace makes the best Tuna Sandwiches!

109 susitravl January 16, 2011 at 2:23 pm

My favorite sandwich is the Carne Asada Torta at Garcia’s Tacos in Wichita, Kansas.

Melt-in-your-mouth chunks of carne asada, refried beans, lettuce, tomato, onions, cilantro on a fresh Bolillo – it’s perfect in every way.


110 susitravl January 16, 2011 at 2:27 pm

The Joshalotta from Dolci & Joe’s in Wichita, Kansas. The mustard is in a league of its own – truly delicious!

Turkey, Salami, Peppered Bacon, Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Dill Pickles, Grilled Onions and Jalapeno-Apricot Mustard on Sourdough.


111 Kimberly January 16, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I love “The Elvis” from Which Wich. It’s Peanut butter, banana and honey on a sub roll. Soooo good!

112 Kimberly January 16, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Also, the Club at Firehouse Subs is delightful! Turkey, ham, bacon, & Monterey Jack. Delish!

113 Kimberly January 16, 2011 at 2:40 pm

“The Wicked” from WhichWich is perfect when I’m having one of those “oh my god I’m starving” moments! That sandwich is HUGE!

114 Culinary Cory January 16, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I’m a huge fan of a hearty steak sandwich with tangy horseradish sauce, sauteed peppers and a bit of spring greens.
Culinary Cory´s last blog post ..Bacon Wrapped Chicken

115 Karen January 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Here in Minneapolis, you have to visit Matt’s for the famous Juicy Lucy. (It’s a cheeseburger with the cheese cooked on the inside of the meat patties so it is like molten lava cheese and SUPER tasty!)
Karen´s last blog post ..Welcome Solomon James!

116 Karen January 16, 2011 at 7:52 pm

OK, not that too many people are going to frequent Lakeland, FL but there is a hole-in-the-wall dive called Fat Jacks there that has a fabulous BLT and turkey club sandwich. I’m a sucker for anything on buttered and toasted bread with bacon and mayo in the middle.
Karen´s last blog post ..Welcome Solomon James!

117 Karen January 16, 2011 at 7:56 pm

And of course you can’t forget the Primanti Brothers’ sandwich in Pittsburgh PA, which I believe you created an excellent panini from a few years back (and we are hopeful this Super Bowl you will have reason to create another Pittsburgh-style panini…perhaps the RothlisBurger panini?!?!) Any sandwich containing steak, french fries and coleslaw inside is a winner in my book!
Karen´s last blog post ..Welcome Solomon James!

118 Karen January 16, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Here in Eden Prairie, MN, the top notch restaurant Wildfire has a great Dill Crusted Walleye sandwich. The walleye is a local fish here in MN: light, flaky and super delicious with the dill crusted breading they put on it. Mmmmmmm!
Karen´s last blog post ..Welcome Solomon James!

119 Kathy January 16, 2011 at 8:27 pm

My favorite sandwich anywhere is the “Moonstruck” Mushroom Grill at Cafe 212 on Main Street in Tupelo, Mississippi. It has portabella mushrooms, alfalfa sprouts, turkey and mozzarella cheese with pesto mayo on sourdough bread. It is grilled sandwich perfection!

120 Kathy January 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Also at Cafe 212 in Tupelo, Mississippi, there is a Grilled White Cheddar Pimento Cheese sandwich that is my second favorite. The recipe has been requested by outsiders and was printed in our state’s magazine it is so popular!

121 The Duo Dishes January 16, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Congrats on 3 great years! You’re an inspiration. 🙂
The Duo Dishes´s last blog post ..Revisiting a Good One

122 grace January 16, 2011 at 11:34 pm

the chicken salad sandwich at the wildflour cafe in abingdon, va, is amazing. the bread rocks (no matter which kind you get) and the chicken salad is always fresh and delicious!
grace´s last blog post ..chip off the ol block

123 cindy January 17, 2011 at 6:22 am

Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo Michigan makes one fantastic grilled cheese. Sourdough bread – two or three different cheeses – homemade pesto – a thick slice of ripe red tomato. It’s wonderful (and even more so with a cold glass of Oberon from the tap!)

124 KateB January 17, 2011 at 8:33 am

I love the eggplant parmesan sandwich at Gino’s in Meridian. A perfect vegetarian meal!

125 KateB January 17, 2011 at 8:34 am

Great Harvest Bakery in Meridian, ID has the most wonderful panini sandwiches. My favorite is the turkey/pesto on sourdough!

126 HEather January 17, 2011 at 8:42 am

Anything from Board & Brew in San Diego or San Clemente CA

127 Andi January 17, 2011 at 8:45 am

If I’m traveling in the morning, I look for an airport with a Potbelly to get a BELT – bacon, egg, lettuce, tomato – on a toasted wheat bagel.
Andi´s last blog post ..Thanks- A Dork &amp His Pork and Glitter &amp Glue

128 Rachael January 17, 2011 at 10:38 am

The Hole in the Wall in Arcata, CA makes amazing sandwiches with fresh, local ingredients. My favorite is the meatball sandwich and I always order it on a fresh Brio (a local bakery) roll. Not only are their sandwiches delicious, but they’re enormous too!

129 Rachael January 17, 2011 at 10:40 am

Cafe Brio in Arcata, CA makes a delicious Croque-Monsieur. It has Niman Ranch ham, Gruyère & Emmental cheese and is grilled open-face. I had never had an open-faced sandwich before, I felt so fancy 🙂

130 Rachael January 17, 2011 at 10:47 am

Porter Street BBQ in Arcata, CA is probably my favorite sandwich place around. They BBQ their meats on a huge grill in front of the restaurant and you can smell it blocks away! I always get the tri-tip BBQ sandwich. The fresh tri-tip paired with their home made BBQ sauce is to die for, it’s the only thing that I order.

131 Rachael January 17, 2011 at 10:49 am

Hurricane Kate’s in Eureka, CA makes a tasty French Dip on a baguette with tri-tip, provolone cheese, carmelized onions and au jus. I just ordered it this weekend in fact. Yum!

132 Rachael January 17, 2011 at 10:51 am

I usually go to Big Blue Cafe in Arcata, CA for breakfast and I almost always get their breakfast bagel sandwich. You get a choice of bagel, cheese and meat with an egg. I prefer a seeded bagel with jack cheese, ham and a scrambled egg. It’s cheap, but tasty and very filling!

133 Carole January 17, 2011 at 10:54 am

In the Philadelphia exurbs, there is a pizza place in Richboro, PA. Although the pizzas are good, their grilled veggie wrap sandwiches are outstanding. I’ve tried to replicate this wrap sandwich at home but haven’t come close.

134 Carole January 17, 2011 at 11:02 am

Philadelphia is renowned for its cheesesteaks. And you may have heard of the rivalry between Pat’s and Geno’s, each claiming cheesesteak supremacy. (I prefer Geno’s.) If you go farther afield in South Philly, (99 East Oregon Avenue, to be exact), you can enjoy a delectable cheesesteak among many other sandwiches.

Tony Luke’s has additional locations in the Springfield Mall, Springfield, PA, Deptford, NJ, and Wildwood Crest, NJ. And if you visit the Kingdom of Bahrain, you can get a Tony Luke’s Philly cheesesteak.

135 Megan Martin January 17, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I love the portobello mushroom panini at the Rising Roll in Atlanta. Great flavor and the Naan bread is so yummy!

136 Lin January 17, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Dagwood’s in Bloomington, IN has a great Dagwood Sandwich and don’t forget the special sauce. I get one of these each time I go back home.

137 Bethany B January 17, 2011 at 2:45 pm

The Phoenix, from Lost Dog Cafe in Arlington, VA

138 Bethany B January 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Sliced Roast Beef with Havarti Dill Cheese from Bittersweet Cafe in Alexandria, VA

139 Bethany B January 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Primo Panini at Massa in Elmwood Park, Ill. Soo so good!

140 Bethany B January 17, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Italian Beef Sandwich at Johnnys in Elmwood Park, Ill. Kind of a run down place, but such classic food!

141 Bethany B January 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm

The Italian Sub from The Alpine in Elmwood Park, Ill. Another favorite of mine!

142 Bethany B January 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm

The Rocktown sandwich from Pennybackers in Harrisonburg, VA. Such a cute cafe with great food!

143 Doris January 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Do burgers count? Twisted Root in Richardson Texas have the BEST speciality burgers.

144 Sarah January 17, 2011 at 4:10 pm

The Galley Boy from Swensons in Akron, Ohio. Essentially a double cheeseburger with two different sauces. It’s amazing. Get one of their milkshakes too and the fried mushrooms!

145 Christen January 17, 2011 at 4:54 pm

The Chicken Breast Sandwich at Wichcraft in NYC. Absolutely delicious–grilled mushrooms & onions, green olive tapenade & fontina on grilled country bread!

146 Aldo January 17, 2011 at 5:07 pm

We love Jetties in Washington, DC (Georgetown). We usually make our own, but the Thanksgiving style turkey sandwich is great (Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce)

147 Merry Graham January 17, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Grilled Reuben at Dink’s in Santa Claria (Valencia Mall or Granary Square) is the greatest. So thick it is hard to get your mouth around!

148 Merry Graham January 17, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Don’t shoot me but my hubby and I love to split a panini at Whole Foods. Fresh tomatoes, pickles, and about 3 Italian salamis or meets. Provolone cheese melts in to their Italian dressing and ciabatta bread…..somehow I think it is healthy cuz I’m at Whole Foods…..but!!!! Delicious!

149 Merry Graham January 17, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Spumoni Restaurant in Valencia, CA has my favorite vegetarian panini. Lightly fried slices of eggplant, mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce on our homemade bread. Sounds simple but it is thick and delicious. They make their own marinara of course!

150 Merry Graham January 17, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Another great panini at Spumoni’s in Valencia is their Grilled Pesto Chicken. It is grilled chicken breast, pesto spread, sun dried tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on their homemade bread. Yum melts in your mouth.

151 Megan Martin January 17, 2011 at 6:35 pm

The Toscano panini at Toscano & Sons in Atlanta is light and super tasty.

152 Michelle Pegram January 17, 2011 at 8:32 pm

The pulled pork bbq sandwiches from Speedy’s in Lexington, NC are awesome, get dip on the side and you can control how wet and spicy you want it!

153 Michelle Pegram January 17, 2011 at 8:35 pm

One of my favorite burgers are from Five Guy’s anywhere in VA, love all their free toppings and gotta have some of their awesome fries to go with it!

154 Michelle Pegram January 17, 2011 at 8:40 pm

The meatball sub at Village Cafe in Centreville, VA is outstanding!

155 Michelle Pegram January 17, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Also love the Veal Parmesan sub from Village Cafe, must get the greek salad to go with it!

156 Michelle Pegram January 17, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Love the philly sub from Dusina’s in Welcome, NC!

157 Kim K January 17, 2011 at 10:20 pm

I love a hot turkey sandwich from Tommy’s Joynt in San Francisco on VanNess. Hand Carved right before serving..nothing better than roasted turkey, hot on a sandwich!

158 Karen January 17, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Nugget Market in Davis, CA makes a panini on foccacia bread, pepper jack cheese, cheddar cheese, guacamole, chiles, and Sausalito turkey that is to die for!

159 Karen January 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Nugget also makes a fantastic roast beef, cheese, and jalapeno sandwich on ciabatta or foccacia. Topped with a little spicy mayo, and it’s amazing.

160 Karen January 17, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Togo’s is a chain, but it has the best turkey and guacamole sandwich, especially if on the wheat bread. It’s quintessentially Californian.

161 Karen January 17, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Konditorei in Davis, CA makes pizzas with atypical pizza ingredients – it’s more like a flat sandwich! My favorite has tomato sauce, artichokes, pepperoncini, salami, olives, cheese and oregano.

162 Karen January 17, 2011 at 11:03 pm

For breakfast, I love Konditorei’s croissant breakfast sandwich – 2 scrambled eggs with green onions, pepperoncini, cheese, and two strips of bacon. It’s beyond delicious.

163 Katlyn January 18, 2011 at 5:57 am

My FAVORITE sandwich of all time is te Roasted Eggplant and Roasted Red Pepper Panini served at the Pool at the Bellagio in Las Vegas . DIVINE!

164 Katlyn January 18, 2011 at 5:58 am

I am a fan of a place here in Atlanta called “My Friends Place” they serve a half tuna/half egg salad sandwich on white bread with lettuce and tomato. Tastes just like Grandma use to make!

165 Katlyn January 18, 2011 at 6:00 am

Another one of my favorites is at Vickereys here in ATL. Turkey Pita smoked turkey breast, brie cheese, baby greens and raspberry mayo on warm pita bread. YUM!

166 Katlyn January 18, 2011 at 6:01 am

The Paula Deen hamburger on a Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnut was good. A mini heart attack on a plate but it was good.

167 Katlyn January 18, 2011 at 6:02 am

The Fried Green Tomato Sandwich at The Flying Biscuit…..Crisp turkey bacon, fried green tomatoes, lettuce, cashew-jalapeno relish, and goat cheese served on a whole wheat bun. Sweet potato fries on the side. MMmmmmmm..

168 Brandy January 18, 2011 at 6:57 am

A hoagie from just about anywhere in Pittsburgh

169 Brandy January 18, 2011 at 6:58 am

Ham and cheese on Pumpernickel from Brueggers – Yep – I am a simple girl

170 Brandy January 18, 2011 at 6:59 am

Turkey club from Murray Ave Grill in Pittsburgh

171 Brandy January 18, 2011 at 6:59 am

Anything from Fatheads in Pittsburgh!

172 Mary January 18, 2011 at 8:28 am

Lili’s Bistro on Magnolia in Fort Worth, TX is an absolute charm! Their House Burger, with gorgonzola dressing, bacon and tomato is fabulous, as is their Grown-Up Grilled Cheese – 3 kinds of cheese on Texas toast – yum!

173 FM January 18, 2011 at 8:59 am

5 Guys burgers are over the top and make sure to try out some of the free toppings….green peppers are awesome!

174 Debby January 18, 2011 at 9:34 am

The Al Capone from the Algonquin Sub Shop is wonderful.

175 Mellisa January 18, 2011 at 9:39 am

The sweet potato sandwich with fresh mozza and fig spread at Wildflower Bakery in Sedona, AZ is really unusual and wonderful!
Mellisa´s last blog post ..Random Thoughts

176 LYNN January 18, 2011 at 10:22 am

The BEST sandwich in the whole wide world is the Muffaletta (pronounced muff a lot a) at Centeral Grocery in New Orleans.

177 Pam Brown January 18, 2011 at 10:26 am

One of my (and our customers) favorite cafe sandwiches is our Hail Mary…A herb focaccia roll is filled with grilled kickin chicken, fresh mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes and sautéed artisan mushroom blend accented with basil pesto, panini style…oh yea…are you ready for some football!!
Another fav is The Sleepy-Time Panini….
Oven roasted turkey (reportedly causes sleepiness), avocado slices, Monterey jack cheese & baby spinach, accented with ranch dressing on multi grain ciabatta roll.
Being a true carnivore my husband loves the Bovine Ecstasy…..Start with flame licked prime tenderloin add Dijon spread, brie cheese & cheesy onion tangles on San Fran sourdough, brushed with garlic scented olive oil & panini..…gastronomic delight!!

178 Mindy Stell January 18, 2011 at 1:23 pm

My most favorite sandwich is from a little resturant in Downtown Petersburg named Alexander’s. Their souvlaki sandwich is definately my favorite (although you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu). A combination of flat bread stuffed with pork marinated in their house Greek dressing, lettuce, and smothered in feta cheese and staziki sauce. We like to call them MESSY SANDWICHES, and it is oh so worth the mess!

179 Nikki January 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I survived graduate school off of The Twister: grilled smoked turkey, melted provolone, grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, on toasted sourdough. Hamilton Deli: New York City, NY. It’s a steal at $6.00 a pop!

180 The Food Hunter January 18, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Happy Birthday!

My favorite sandwich is the J Dog at Demarco’s Italian Specialties in Philadelphia…there’s really nothing like it!

181 Monica January 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm

My favorite sandwich place is Zoey’s in Manchest, Vt. Everytime we are in Manchester we stop and have a wonderful sandwich on choices of homemade bread and with all types of fillings. I particularly like the vegetarian choices with their hummus and I have never been disappointed. The sandwiches are so large and yummy and they always come with homemade chips as well. It’s a great spot to try and they also offer homemade soups. It’s the real thing.

182 Pino January 18, 2011 at 8:20 pm

This one is easy – the muffaletta at Central Grocery in New Orleans. Nothing like that olive salad running down your chin when you bite into one of these beauties.

183 Lindsay January 18, 2011 at 11:02 pm

This is my fifth and final entry. I have to say one of my favorite sandwiches (one that i’ve almost forgotten about since I haven’t had one since we moved from Virginia) is the turkey artichoke from Panera. When we lived in virginia we lived in a small town, so there weren’t a lot of restaurants to choose from and I love a good sandwich! Panera’s turkey artichoke sandwich always hit the spot!

184 Kookieo January 18, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Chicken banh mi is my holy grail for sandwiches. Never costs more than $3.50 either. Most often buy it in Northern Virginia area, first choice (on rare occasion a parking space can be snagged) is a tiny shop inside the busy Eden Center at Seven Corners. More often head up the road a couple of miles or so to DC Sandwich, which cranks out a fine banh mi as well.

185 Kookieo January 18, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Occasionally I find myself with a fierce craving for a good old fashioned American burger, my preference being 80/20 organic burger meat, raw sweet onion slices, sour pickle chips, and mustard on a toasted bun. Catsup added on some bites. Details matter. Can’t be just any ole burger, and it’s just not ready for prime time unless the bun is buttered before toasting or grilling. Where do I get the best burger? Have to make them myself!

186 Kookieo January 18, 2011 at 11:47 pm

LOL. I like a lot of sandwiches, come to think of it. Another winner for me is from the Panera Bread chain: smoked turkey, tomatoes, red onions, and lettuce on asiago cheese bread with lettuce and chipotle mayo. Delicious.

187 hotstar101 January 19, 2011 at 8:59 am

The Turkey Bacon Avocado sandwich at Bravo Italian is amazing. I don’t know what the spread is that’s on it, but it really brings it together. You have to get it with the Tuscan fries tossed with rosemary & sea salt. They are PERFECT!

188 hotstar101 January 19, 2011 at 9:02 am

The Bay Blue sandwich at Baltimore Coffee & Tea in Annapolis is superb. Roast Beef, red onion, blue cheese, lettuce and a hint of mayo on a toasted baguette. Delicious!

189 hotstar101 January 19, 2011 at 9:06 am

I love the Potbelly Subs Chicken Salad on Multigrain/wheat bread. Toasted perfectly, all wrapped up, I would grab one and sneak it into a movie at the theater next door for a matinee show on the weekend.

190 hotstar101 January 19, 2011 at 9:12 am

Palmer’s Deli in Des Moines, IA is the go to place for amazing deli food. My favorite here is the Turnberry. Smoked turkey, Havarti cheese, cranberry chutney, and cream cheese on multigrain bread.

191 hotstar101 January 19, 2011 at 9:17 am

You would have wasted a trip to IA if you didn’t have a tenderloin. I recommend the “Big as your head” Killer Tenderloin from Killer Deli in Des Moines. This locals favorite is shrine to clogged arteries and deliciousness.

192 Mary January 19, 2011 at 9:56 am

The Basque Boulangerie Cafe on the square in Sonoma, CA has a wonderful tuna sandwich on a homemade mini baguette.

193 Monty Burns January 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm

The #7 (Sliced Granny Smith Apple, Turkey, Brie, & Raspberry Mustard on 9-grain) at The Grey Dog’s Coffee in NYC is pretty amazing. It tastes even better if you heat it up a little to melt the cheese.

194 Kristina Bourlotos January 19, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Portobello Press from Kuba Kuba in Richmond, VA. Goes well with a Negra Modelo and comes with yummy fried plantains!

195 Kristina Bourlotos January 19, 2011 at 2:09 pm

THE Prosciutto on Focaccia with provolone & roasted tomatoes from The Cheese Shop in Colonial Williamsburg, VA is the best thing in the world. It’s perfect just how it is!
Kristina Bourlotos´s last blog post ..lamb steak pizza

196 Kristina Bourlotos January 19, 2011 at 2:13 pm

The Lamplighter Roasting Company in Richmond, VA is home to one of my favorite BLT’s. The Quilted BLT! The bacon is woven together the greens are fresh, and a garlic aioli hold it all together!
Kristina Bourlotos´s last blog post ..lamb steak pizza

197 Kristina Bourlotos January 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm

If your in Richmond, VA head downtown to Pearly’s and stop for a “Downtowner”. Imagine turkey Breast,Bacon, and Muenster all on a croissant! (Don’t forget tomatoes and a little mayo!). Upgrade to the fries, its worth it!
Kristina Bourlotos´s last blog post ..lamb steak pizza

198 Kristina Bourlotos January 19, 2011 at 2:35 pm

chiocca’s in richmond, VA is easy to miss but shouldn’t be overlooked! Any place that has so many prosciutto based sandwiches is a win. I always have my eye on the specials board waiting for the Jail Bird, a prosciutto and chicken salad wonder!
Kristina Bourlotos´s last blog post ..lamb steak pizza

199 Inspired2cook January 19, 2011 at 8:11 pm

I love the Blue Ribbon Sandwich at Grand Central Bakery (multiple locations – Portland, OR). The sandwich is house-roasted grass-fed beef, blue cheese mayonnaise, pickled red onion and crisp lettuce served on a toasted Brioche Bun.
Inspired2cook´s last blog post ..Turkey and Roasted Red Pepper Panini

200 Inspired2cook January 19, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Another great sandwich at Grand Central Bakery (Portland, OR) is The Grinder: salami, provolone, sweet onion, pickled peppers, lettuce, vinaigrette and a touch of mayonnaise on a baguette.
Inspired2cook´s last blog post ..Turkey and Roasted Red Pepper Panini

201 sophia January 19, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I LOVED the highway 128 at Mendocino Farms, Los Angeles. The goat cheese in there was generous, and the hazelnut bread actually had whole toasted hazelnuts in there! Humba-humba! 😀

202 sophia January 19, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Also loved the Umami burger at Umami, Los Angeles. It’s got: meaty beef burger, roasted tomato, mushroom, Parmesan chip, caramelized onion, and spread on a toasted Portuguese bun. Umami…x6!!! What’s not to like?

203 sophia January 19, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Also the Ricotta Tartine at Le Pain Quotidien. It’s got this really minimalistic open-faced sandwich, with the freshest, riches ricotta cheese. Amazing.

204 sophia January 19, 2011 at 9:46 pm

(I really wanna win this thing, so here’s take #4)

Another memorable sandwich, was the Sweet Fuji Apple and Gorgonzola sandwich at Busboy & Poets, Washington, D.C.

Crusty grilled bread chock-full of crunchy walnuts and plump juicy raisins, smeared with the perfect amount of gorgonzola cheese, paired with that sweetness of the fig spread and the thin-sliced crispy apples…Come on, you’re drooling too! 😉

205 sophia January 19, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Last one: the Roasted Turkey Sandwich from Smart Alec’s at San Francisco, CA.

It was a big and fat sandwich, with juicy turkey, and the cranberry mayo was the star, of course. So creamy, rich, and tart and sweet at the same time!

206 Mary January 20, 2011 at 8:16 am

Boccalone Salumeria in San Francisco’s Ferry Building! They have an assortment of hot and cold sandwiches – one of my favorite being the hot prosciutto cotto with provolone and whole grain mustard. Another fun thing to do is to order their platter with a variety of meats, then head down to Cowgirl Creamery for your cheese and then Acme Bread for some sourdough and head outside to enj0y your lunch by the water!

207 Peachyk January 20, 2011 at 9:17 am

Bacon and tomato. Might be what I’d request for my last meal: Lotsa fairly lean, just going crisp bacon, generous slices of tomato seasoned with salt and pepper, maybe a little red onion (or not) and/or some lettuce (or not). Mayo slathered on toasted bread. I mostly just dream about this sandwich anymore because I do prefer it meaty — loaded with bacon!

208 Mary January 20, 2011 at 10:05 am

Both the Cubano and Pulled Pork sandwiches from Steuben’s in Denver, CO are outstanding. Try with a side of their mac and cheese – can’t go wrong!

209 Lin January 20, 2011 at 10:25 am

You can find a great sandwich at the Illinois Street Emporium in Indianapolis. They have a delicious Roast Beef Special. And if you go there be sure to get an iced cookie. Good eats
Lin´s last blog post ..Pyrex Lids awesome

210 Andi January 20, 2011 at 10:29 am

The Double Decker BLT from Price Hill Chili in Cincinnati is a family staple!

211 Amanda January 20, 2011 at 10:44 am

I love the philly cheese steak from jersey mikes!
Amanda´s last blog post ..Playing with Food

212 Jessica January 20, 2011 at 3:07 pm

The Bacon and Cheddar Chicken Sandwich (Crisp turkey bacon and cheddar cheese on a grilled chicken breast with lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayo) from The Flying Biscuit in Atlanta.

213 Jessica January 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Any sandwich at Harold’s Deli in New Jersey. They are the size of your head and you can get a piece of cake just as big. I recommend tongue and pastrami!

214 AmyLynn January 20, 2011 at 5:37 pm

The portabello burger at The Wild Fork in Tulsa is TDF!

215 Carmen January 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Nothing can satisfy a sandwich craving like the soppressata, fontina and arugula panini from Toast in Durham, NC. It’s only a short walk from work and the friendly owners, lovely hiss of the grill and spicy soppressata makes for a great experience. Beware – every time I purposefully pack half of my panini to go, I’ve only been able to wait about half the afternoon before polishing it off!

216 Carmen January 20, 2011 at 6:05 pm

the grilled cheese with tomato and avocado from Mill Town in Carrboro, NC is deliciously simple. Make sure to dip in the garlic aioli that comes with the fries and a Belgian beer from their extensive beer selection.

217 Carmen January 20, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Do not miss the homemade black bean burger with pepperjack avocado, pico de gallo and chipotle mayo at Bull McCabe’s in Durham, NC – it is spicy!

218 Megan Martin January 20, 2011 at 6:41 pm

The salmon panino at Little Azio is unique and light. Try it when you don’t want to fill up.

219 Terri January 20, 2011 at 8:11 pm

The corner bakery’s grilled cheese sandwhich….yum!

220 Terri January 20, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Augie’s (Carol Stream, IL) turkey sub!

221 Terri January 20, 2011 at 8:12 pm

My dear friend Kay’s shredded beef sandwhiches–heaven on a bun.

222 erin January 21, 2011 at 8:06 am

McAlister’s Deli.

BLT from heaven and chicken tortilla soup to die for!

223 Caroline @ chocolate & carrots January 21, 2011 at 8:24 am

Crab cake sliders Boulevard Diner in Mount Pleasant, SC

224 Caroline @ chocolate & carrots January 21, 2011 at 8:40 am

I make a mean prosciutto, strawberry preserve & goat cheese panini. 🙂

225 Lisa B January 21, 2011 at 10:32 am

toasted panini with mozarella and basil from Olivers Market in Cotati, ca

226 Sandy January 21, 2011 at 10:45 am

I love the Caprese Sub at The Cheese Course in Weston, FL!

227 Sandy January 21, 2011 at 10:46 am

They have a great portobella panini at Farm to Market in Overland Park, KS.

228 Sandy January 21, 2011 at 10:48 am

My SO makes an awesome meatball sub! Totally authentic Calabrian!

229 Nell January 21, 2011 at 11:00 am

Broadstreet Baking Co. & Cafe in Jackson, Mississippi makes a delicious turkey sandwich on foccacia bread.

230 Nita January 21, 2011 at 11:10 am

I would definitely recommend the deli in my neighborhood in NW Washington DC. It is called Wagshal’s and is great for hot or cold sandwiches. You can even create your own if you like. Their bread is amazing…I have never gone wrong with anything from this place. You have to stop by!

231 Gretchen January 21, 2011 at 11:18 am

My husband and I both really like the French dip at the Steak House in Lincoln, Nebraska. The sandwich is always available at lunchtime, but may not always be available for dinner. Very yummy!

232 Julie January 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I know the giveaway is closed, but I am eating a fabulous sandwich right now from the Ebbetts Good To Go food truck in San Francisco– beef brisket made light and fresh with arugala and crisp granny smith apples and a light horseradish mayo. So delicious! The truck is run by two very friendly moms.

Previous post:

Next post: