Cubano with Brussels sprouts from a New Orleans lunchtime favorite. Recently they doubled the space and it’s still just as packed - for good reason.
Cochon Butcher930 Tchoupitoulas StNew Orleans LA 70130

Cubano with Brussels sprouts from a New Orleans lunchtime favorite. Recently they doubled the space and it’s still just as packed - for good reason.

Cochon Butcher
930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans LA 70130



Growing up, family trips to Deanie’s meant two things: waiting forever for a table and getting full on boiled potatoes and crab balls. Some 20-plus years later they’re as delicious (shown here as part of the “crab duo”) as I remembered. 

Deanie’s Seafood
841 Iberville (French Quarter) or 713 Lake Ave (Bucktown)
New Orleans



"Penn Station" sandwich from Fino’s! AMAZING.
Fino’s from the Hill1853 Madison AveMemphis TN 38104

"Penn Station" sandwich from Fino’s! AMAZING.

Fino’s from the Hill
1853 Madison Ave
Memphis TN 38104



The Politically Incorrect from Young Ave. Deli: ham, roast beef & turkey with cheddar, pepperjack, spicy mustard, lettuce & tomato on marbled rye.

The Politically Incorrect from Young Ave. Deli: ham, roast beef & turkey with cheddar, pepperjack, spicy mustard, lettuce & tomato on marbled rye.



Country Club Sandwich with Fries from Fuel Cafe, submitted by Tiffany

Country Club Sandwich with Fries from Fuel Cafe, submitted by Tiffany



We followed a morning of last-minute Mardi Gras costume shopping with a trip to Stein’s Market & Deli on Magazine St. The authentic New York-style deli was packed — but the owner’s no-nonsense, no BS approach and the super-efficient sandwich makers behind the counter kept the line moving. Which is good, since there is very little room to stand around.
The long cafeteria benches were packed with hippie-hipster types, so we ordered our sandwiches to go. We lurked among the towers of craft beers, most of which I’d never heard of, until our name was called. I felt like I was in someone’s way the entire time.
This is the “Southern Animal Foundation,” or S.A.F. It’s got honey turkey, Nueske’s bacon, avocado, cucumber, Provolone (or your choice of cheese) on wheat with spicy mustard. At $10.99 it’s a little pricy for a sandwich but reasonable for the quality — and the quantity. That’s a nice little heap of turkey there.
 Stein’s Market & Deli2207 Magazine Street  New Orleans, LA 70130504.527.0771

We followed a morning of last-minute Mardi Gras costume shopping with a trip to Stein’s Market & Deli on Magazine St. The authentic New York-style deli was packed — but the owner’s no-nonsense, no BS approach and the super-efficient sandwich makers behind the counter kept the line moving. Which is good, since there is very little room to stand around.

The long cafeteria benches were packed with hippie-hipster types, so we ordered our sandwiches to go. We lurked among the towers of craft beers, most of which I’d never heard of, until our name was called. I felt like I was in someone’s way the entire time.

This is the “Southern Animal Foundation,” or S.A.F. It’s got honey turkey, Nueske’s bacon, avocado, cucumber, Provolone (or your choice of cheese) on wheat with spicy mustard. At $10.99 it’s a little pricy for a sandwich but reasonable for the quality — and the quantity. That’s a nice little heap of turkey there.

Stein’s Market & Deli
2207 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
504.527.0771

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Thai Chili Lamb Poboy from The Milk Bar, New Orleans, LA. Delicious, their milkshakes are awesome too!
(submitted by nick)

Thai Chili Lamb Poboy from The Milk Bar, New Orleans, LA. Delicious, their milkshakes are awesome too!

(submitted by nick)



This is the Memphis po-boy from Soul Fish Café in Memphis. It’s got smoked pork Ioin, BBQ sauce, bacon and slaw. Yes it is as tasty as it appears. I got mac and cheese, but you really can’t go wrong with any of the sides there. Or the Cuban. Or the catfish. Or the wings, which are some of my favorite in town.

There are two locations — the original is in the Cooper-Young neighborhood in Midtown, and there is a newer, bigger one in Germantown at Poplar and Forest Hill Irene. And my house is right smack in the middle: lucky me.

This is the Memphis po-boy from Soul Fish Café in Memphis. It’s got smoked pork Ioin, BBQ sauce, bacon and slaw. Yes it is as tasty as it appears. I got mac and cheese, but you really can’t go wrong with any of the sides there. Or the Cuban. Or the catfish. Or the wings, which are some of my favorite in town.

There are two locations — the original is in the Cooper-Young neighborhood in Midtown, and there is a newer, bigger one in Germantown at Poplar and Forest Hill Irene. And my house is right smack in the middle: lucky me.



I deviated from my usual and tried the scallop torta at Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana in Germantown, TN. Worth it!

I deviated from my usual and tried the scallop torta at Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana in Germantown, TN. Worth it!



Sausage po boy and potato salad from The Green Beetle. Submitted by my fiancé, who went to lunch near my office and did not invite me.

Sausage po boy and potato salad from The Green Beetle. Submitted by my fiancé, who went to lunch near my office and did not invite me.



M.E.M.P.H.I.S.: Ham, salami, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion “spices,” oil and vinegar. Kwik Chek, Memphis, TN.

M.E.M.P.H.I.S.: Ham, salami, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion “spices,” oil and vinegar. Kwik Chek, Memphis, TN.



The Gambino: salami, coppa, sopressatta, arugula and fresh herb vinaigrette. O. M. G.
From Cochon Butcher in NOLA

The Gambino: salami, coppa, sopressatta, arugula and fresh herb vinaigrette. O. M. G.

From Cochon Butcher in NOLA



Sunday torture lunchbrag: Chick-fil-A spicy chicken sandwich ;)

Sunday torture lunchbrag: Chick-fil-A spicy chicken sandwich ;)



Chicken supreme from Yang’s Deli in Memphis, TN

submitted by brian

Chicken supreme from Yang’s Deli in Memphis, TN

submitted by brian



Charleston chicken sandwich — featuring cranberry mayo! — with home fries from Tupelo Honey Cafe, Asheville, NC

submitted by lindsey

Charleston chicken sandwich — featuring cranberry mayo! — with home fries from Tupelo Honey Cafe, Asheville, NC

submitted by lindsey