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2018/07/04 17:15:57 (permalink)

Calamari sandwich in U.S.?

I just returned from a trip to Spain, where in Madrid I tasted calamari sandwiches for the first time. They consist of fried rings of calamari on a hard roll with no sauce. Best accompanied by a beer, these are among the most common "street food" of Madrid and typically cost just 3 euros or less (about $3.50). 
 
These sandwiches were absolutely wonderful and I want to know if anyone has found something similar here in the U.S.
 
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Re: Calamari sandwich in U.S.? 2018/07/04 17:26:15 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby danimal15 2018/07/04 17:37:31
Try as I may, I cannot recall ever seeing a calamari sandwich anywhere in the US. Sounds like a business opportunity!
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Re: Calamari sandwich in U.S.? 2018/07/04 17:39:45 (permalink)
Perhaps it is a business opportunity. The problem is finding good supplies of cheap, quality calamari. I never see calamari for less than $12 on U.S. menus. The price in Spain is so cheap!
 
The most famous of the Madrid calamari stands is near Plaza Mayor, and is called "La Ideal." The TripAdvisor link is below:
 
https://www.tripadvisor.c...s-La_Ideal-Madrid.html
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Re: Calamari sandwich in U.S.? 2018/07/05 09:08:26 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby danimal15 2018/07/06 22:48:36
Vincent's Clam Bar in Carle Place New York has a fried calamari parm hero on the menu and I've had it there as far back as the early 80's. I don't remember it having cheese on it but it did come with Vincent's sauce (mild, medium or HOT) on it and was one of my favorite lunch sandwiches when I was working in the area. Without the cheese and sauce it might be close to what you are looking for. Personally, I'd have it with the hot sauce.
http://www.vincentsclambar.com/menu/
The 'Original Vincent's' on Mott St in Manhattan does not offer it. There was another in Howard Beach that appears now as closed. I'm not sure how the different places were or are related but the Carle Place one is making the sauce or retail in a jar. It was always a favorite place to go for our family.
 
Searching for a Calamari Po Boy gets more hits and I'm sure that's more unlike what you are looking for. There's a pizza chain here in the mid-Atlantic that has a following called Ledo's Pizza that offers it.
 
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Re: Calamari sandwich in U.S.? 2018/07/05 09:42:16 (permalink)
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Re: Calamari sandwich in U.S.? 2018/07/05 13:08:28 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby danimal15 2018/07/06 22:48:42
Sounds tasty..love calamari...any preparation.  I thought it was the state sandwich in Rhode Island? 
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Re: Calamari sandwich in U.S.? 2018/07/05 13:26:10 (permalink)
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Sounds tasty..love calamari...any preparation.  I thought it was the state sandwich in Rhode Island? 




I've never seen a calamari sandwich here- although our local Rhode Island only Dave's Market place will occasionally have a calamari pizza in their hot food section.
However it is the official state appetizer keeping in mind it has to be served "Rhode Island style"
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Re: Calamari sandwich in U.S.? 2018/07/05 14:17:02 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2018/07/07 06:43:54
 


"... it has to be served "Rhode Island style"
 
Oh,you mean tiny and insignificant.
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Re: Calamari sandwich in U.S.? 2018/07/05 14:36:02 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2018/07/07 06:44:10
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"... it has to be served "Rhode Island style"
 
Oh,you mean tiny and insignificant.




Yeah... that's why  Nutmeggers by the thousands clog up our beaches every summer...
Keep that attitude up and one million paisan's will ensure that you'll sleep with the fishes...
 
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Re: Calamari sandwich in U.S.? 2018/07/05 14:57:40 (permalink)
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"... it has to be served "Rhode Island style"
 
Oh,you mean tiny and insignificant.




Yeah... that's why  Nutmeggers by the thousands clog up our beaches every summer...
Keep that attitude up and one million paisan's will ensure that you'll sleep with the fishes...
 


I remember going to Misquamicut a few years ago. I tnink that was in Rhode Island somewhere. Lots of drunks. I couldn't tell where they were from because of their funny accents.
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Re: Calamari sandwich in U.S.? 2018/07/05 15:23:39 (permalink)
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"... it has to be served "Rhode Island style"
 
Oh,you mean tiny and insignificant.




Yeah... that's why  Nutmeggers by the thousands clog up our beaches every summer...
Keep that attitude up and one million paisan's will ensure that you'll sleep with the fishes...
 


I remember going to Misquamicut a few years ago. I tnink that was in Rhode Island somewhere. Lots of drunks. I couldn't tell where they were from because of their funny accents.




Oh..I agree...they do have funny accents... although I can't decide who has the funnier accent- Rhode Island or Connecticut.
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Re: Calamari sandwich in U.S.? 2018/07/05 20:24:13 (permalink)
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"... it has to be served "Rhode Island style"
 
Oh,you mean tiny and insignificant.




Yeah... that's why  Nutmeggers by the thousands clog up our beaches every summer...
Keep that attitude up and one million paisan's will ensure that you'll sleep with the fishes...
 


I remember going to Misquamicut a few years ago. I tnink that was in Rhode Island somewhere. Lots of drunks. I couldn't tell where they were from because of their funny accents.




Oh..I agree...they do have funny accents... although I can't decide who has the funnier accent- Rhode Island or Connecticut.


Well, for most of Connecticut the "accent" is what is known as General American.
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Re: Calamari sandwich in U.S.? 2018/07/06 07:26:06 (permalink)
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"... it has to be served "Rhode Island style"
 
Oh,you mean tiny and insignificant.




Yeah... that's why  Nutmeggers by the thousands clog up our beaches every summer...
Keep that attitude up and one million paisan's will ensure that you'll sleep with the fishes...
 


I remember going to Misquamicut a few years ago. I tnink that was in Rhode Island somewhere. Lots of drunks. I couldn't tell where they were from because of their funny accents.




Oh..I agree...they do have funny accents... although I can't decide who has the funnier accent- Rhode Island or Connecticut.


Well, for most of Connecticut the "accent" is what is known as General American.




I think those in Iowa, Nebraska, the entire southwest, rocky mountain states and the West Coast would vehemently disagree with you.
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Re: Calamari sandwich in U.S.? 2018/07/06 07:48:10 (permalink)
I haven't seen Calamari around here for a while now.   ... But in the past, when I saw boxes of frozen squid (Calamari) for sale, it was marked 'fish bait' by the store.     I'm sure that deterred lot of Customers from buying it.
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Re: Calamari sandwich in U.S.? 2018/07/06 10:13:35 (permalink)
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"... it has to be served "Rhode Island style"
 
Oh,you mean tiny and insignificant.




Yeah... that's why  Nutmeggers by the thousands clog up our beaches every summer...
Keep that attitude up and one million paisan's will ensure that you'll sleep with the fishes...
 


I remember going to Misquamicut a few years ago. I tnink that was in Rhode Island somewhere. Lots of drunks. I couldn't tell where they were from because of their funny accents.




Oh..I agree...they do have funny accents... although I can't decide who has the funnier accent- Rhode Island or Connecticut.


Well, for most of Connecticut the "accent" is what is known as General American.




I think those in Iowa, Nebraska, the entire southwest, rocky mountain states and the West Coast would vehemently disagree with you.


Then they would be wrong.
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Re: Calamari sandwich in U.S.? 2018/07/06 10:38:22 (permalink)
Michael
In the 1950's Misquamicut was similar to Saven Rock in New Haven except no rides.
We had a small hot dog stand on the beach so you can see how old I am.
Being from Connecticut I remember Jimmy's at Savin Rock and how good it was.
Nothing can compare to Connecticut/ Rhode Island Clam Chowder or Lobster rolls.
Nebraska is a great state and has some great regional food but not the great seafood of the east coast
 
 
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Re: Calamari sandwich in U.S.? 2018/07/06 10:41:11 (permalink)
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"... it has to be served "Rhode Island style"
 
Oh,you mean tiny and insignificant.




Yeah... that's why  Nutmeggers by the thousands clog up our beaches every summer...
Keep that attitude up and one million paisan's will ensure that you'll sleep with the fishes...
 


I remember going to Misquamicut a few years ago. I tnink that was in Rhode Island somewhere. Lots of drunks. I couldn't tell where they were from because of their funny accents.




Oh..I agree...they do have funny accents... although I can't decide who has the funnier accent- Rhode Island or Connecticut.


Well, for most of Connecticut the "accent" is what is known as General American.




I think those in Iowa, Nebraska, the entire southwest, rocky mountain states and the West Coast would vehemently disagree with you.


Then they would be wrong.





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Re: Calamari sandwich in U.S.? 2018/07/06 10:43:33 (permalink)
Obviously, Joisy has the real American
accent!!
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