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
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
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.
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.
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
Charleston chicken sandwich — featuring cranberry mayo! — with home fries from Tupelo Honey Cafe, Asheville, NC
submitted by lindsey
We haven’t chek’d in with the ole’ Kwik Chek in a while. Have a Ninja! It’s got turkey, roast beef, swiss, bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, lettuce, sprouts, “oriental sauce” and “spice.” No tellin’ what those last two entail, but it’s a good sandwich.
submitted by brian