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2018/09/23 11:35:04 (permalink)

Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States

I have to say that, as these lists go, this one was a pretty good one that really kinda hit the mark.
 
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/23 11:42:03 (permalink)
Good list, but a few quibbles:
  • Some folks say hotdogs are not sandwiches;
  • Pennsylvania should be Primanti Brothers;
  • Grilled cheese is not the Wisconsin sandwich. Make it a Butterburger.
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/23 13:00:49 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2018/09/23 14:23:05
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Good list, but a few quibbles:
  • Some folks say hotdogs are not sandwiches;
  • Pennsylvania should be Primanti Brothers;
  • Grilled cheese is not the Wisconsin sandwich. Make it a Butterburger.


Hmmm...The hot dog thing kinda got to me, too. But I can see both sides of the argument, and really if they didn't say the Sonoran dog for Arizona what else would have taken it's place? It makes sense, in a way.
I have to disagree about Pennsylvania. The Cheese Steak was the right choice. Primanti's is a niche, not an icon. The Philly Cheese Steak, on the other hand is a nationwide phenomenon! And a Cheese Steak is a lot better than a French Fry Sandwich.
Wisconsin would be a toss up, for me. I can see either the Grilled Cheese or the Butter Burger, for them. Neither is a bad fit and both can rightly claim their place in the state.
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/23 14:22:28 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2018/09/24 16:37:51
Root-Beer Man,
 
I can't argue with the first two.
 
I am on the "hotdog is a sandwich" side of that argument.
 
Yeah, Primanti's is a regional thing, and not for everyone.
 
Grilled cheese is no more of a thing in Wisconsin than it is anywhere else in the country. Either the Butterburger or Bratwurst Sandwich should be our representative.
 
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/23 14:29:45 (permalink)
As a life-long Pennsylvanian, I agree that the cheesesteak was the correct choice.
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/23 15:41:11 (permalink)
I’m sorry, but burnt ends belong on the Missouri side of KC and aren’t a sandwich anyway. I’ve got to give them credit for a salami sandwich because I’ve never seen anybody claim that. A bierock might be a better choice for Kansas.. Oklahoma chicken fried steak is silly too. Who eats CFS as a sandwich? And a fried chicken biscuit from hipster land ignores the rest of the Oregon, as usual. And hot dogs and sausages shouldn’t qualify either.
Ok, I’m done whining.
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/23 17:00:42 (permalink)
Who eats a CFS sandwich? Umm...that would be me. Any time I have leftover CFS, (and it happens more than you'd think at my house), I wait for lunch the next day and slap that puppy between two slices of white bread slathered with mayo and a slice of cheese. Oh, yeah! If there was a restaurant or diner in my area that did that I'd be there all the time. And I'd weigh 300 pounds!
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/23 18:06:27 (permalink)
I'm okay with the Polish Boy being Ohio's most iconic sandwich just so long as the Cheese Coney was a close second... 
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/23 18:22:32 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby RKB 2018/09/24 20:34:27
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I'm okay with the Polish Boy being Ohio's most iconic sandwich just so long as the Cheese Coney was a close second... 


OK. I've lived in Ohio for 47 years and I've never heard of a Polish Boy sandwich.
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/23 18:33:17 (permalink)
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I'm okay with the Polish Boy being Ohio's most iconic sandwich just so long as the Cheese Coney was a close second... 


OK. I've lived in Ohio for 47 years and I've never heard of a Polish Boy sandwich.


Me, either, but a look at Google gives you "About 16,400,000 results
(0.55 seconds)". Someone sure as shooting knows about it!
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/23 18:40:47 (permalink)
Certainly Sub Franchises began in New Jersey, (Blimpie)  So Taylor Pork roll breakfasts sandwiches aside, A great Italian sub from Jersey Mike's is perfect!!
post edited by leethebard - 2018/09/23 18:42:52
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/23 19:01:46 (permalink)
A chain?!?!
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/23 19:35:02 (permalink)
I have had just about everything on this list at one point or another....the hot salami at Gioia's in St. Louis really is amazing.   Essentially, it's homemade sausage, made from the trimmings, including heads, of swine.   Hot in temperature, not spice.   After the meat is cooked, it's held at temperature and sliced to order; never chilled, to my knowledge.   With lettuce, tomato, onion, pepper jack, and mustard on some good chewy bread, as served in the restaurant, it's absolutely delicious!  
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/23 19:47:20 (permalink)
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A chain?!?!

Yep,it has become a chain...but the first Jersey Mike's was a solo shop in Point pleasant. Around here anyway, they're   as good as the original!!
 
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/23 20:29:51 (permalink)
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I'm okay with the Polish Boy being Ohio's most iconic sandwich just so long as the Cheese Coney was a close second... 


OK. I've lived in Ohio for 47 years and I've never heard of a Polish Boy sandwich.


Me, either, but a look at Google gives you "About 16,400,000 results
(0.55 seconds)". Someone sure as shooting knows about it!



Honestly neither did I, but the furthest north I've ever been in Ohio is Dayton so I just assumed it was something from the mistake by the lake I didn't know about... 
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/24 01:10:07 (permalink)
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I'm okay with the Polish Boy being Ohio's most iconic sandwich just so long as the Cheese Coney was a close second... 


OK. I've lived in Ohio for 47 years and I've never heard of a Polish Boy sandwich.


Michael,
It's a Cleveland thing, not readily known in the rest of the state.  My favorite version can be found at Mt. Pleasant BBQ on the east side of town in (naturally) a less than desirable neighborhood.  It starts with a larger than normal hot dog bun with a deep fried beef Polish Sausage nestled inside.  It's covered in French Fries and smothered in BBQ Sauce.  Mt. Pleasant also offers a Polish Boy Deluxe which adds Pulled Pork and creamy/tangy cole slaw to the mix.  It is an unholy mess and an utter delight all at once.
 
Not sure what other sandwich should have been chosen though.  Cincinnati Chili Dog?  Thoughts?
 
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/24 12:28:46 (permalink)
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A chain?!?!

Yep,it has become a chain...but the first Jersey Mike's was a solo shop in Point pleasant. Around here anyway, they're   as good as the original!!
 


Of course know that the first Subway opened in the '60s as Pete's in Bridgeport, Connecticut. And you know, too, that the submarine sandwich was first named at a grocery store in Groton, Connecticut -- close by the Navy's submarine base and the Electric Boat Company, where the Navy's subs were built.
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/24 12:41:51 (permalink)
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I'm okay with the Polish Boy being Ohio's most iconic sandwich just so long as the Cheese Coney was a close second... 


OK. I've lived in Ohio for 47 years and I've never heard of a Polish Boy sandwich.


Michael,
It's a Cleveland thing, not readily known in the rest of the state.  My favorite version can be found at Mt. Pleasant BBQ on the east side of town in (naturally) a less than desirable neighborhood.  It starts with a larger than normal hot dog bun with a deep fried beef Polish Sausage nestled inside.  It's covered in French Fries and smothered in BBQ Sauce.  Mt. Pleasant also offers a Polish Boy Deluxe which adds Pulled Pork and creamy/tangy cole slaw to the mix.  It is an unholy mess and an utter delight all at once.
 
Not sure what other sandwich should have been chosen though.  Cincinnati Chili Dog?  Thoughts?
 
Buddy


lleechef explained to me that Michael Symon has waxed poetic about the Polish Boy on several television shows over the years.
 
As to the concoction to which you refer as a chili dog I can only say STOP! Please. It's a Coney, named for the long gone amusement park in Cincinnati. That the unknowing locals call the Greek meat sauce chili speaks directly to their lack of culinary knowledge and refusal to face the truth. I might suggest the Bahama Mama of Schmidt's, which just happens to be the official City of Columbus sandwich. On the other hand, considering the fact that the home of White Castle is Columbus (despite its 1921 birth in Wichita, Kansas) a case could be made for the Slyder.
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/24 12:54:43 (permalink)
Michael,
 
If Minnesota is properly assigned the Juicy Lucy, can Ohio claim the Walleye Sandwich?
 
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/24 13:26:02 (permalink)
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Michael,
 
If Minnesota is properly assigned the Juicy Lucy, can Ohio claim the Walleye Sandwich?
 
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I do believe the Lake Erie area residents would have a little problem with that as for years they have referred to the fish, known as walleye everywhere else, as pickerel. This is so because it's the term people across the lake in the faraway land often called Ontario incorrectly use for walleye, or Sander vitreus, or Stizostedion vitreum. And considering that the walleye sold commercially in Ohio comes from the Canadian waters of Lake Erie it would be difficult to make a case for the walleye sandwich to be considered the Ohio Sandwich. On the other hand, the official state fish is the Smallmouth Bass so that might be a consideration. Of course only a cretin would kill a smallmouth for the purpose of putting it between slices of bread for human consumption.
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/24 14:09:47 (permalink)
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...And considering that the walleye sold commercially in Ohio comes from the Canadian waters of Lake Erie it would be difficult to make a case for the walleye sandwich to be considered the Ohio Sandwich.



How do the fish know not to cross the border?  How do they even know where the border is in all that wet water?  Did those malevolent Canadians build a big beautiful wall to keep the Walleye all for themselves?  Dear lord, I hope they didn't make us pay for it...
 
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/24 14:34:20 (permalink)
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...And considering that the walleye sold commercially in Ohio comes from the Canadian waters of Lake Erie it would be difficult to make a case for the walleye sandwich to be considered the Ohio Sandwich.



How do the fish know not to cross the border?  How do they even know where the border is in all that wet water?  Did those malevolent Canadians build a big beautiful wall to keep the Walleye all for themselves?  Dear lord, I hope they didn't make us pay for it...
 
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Nah, the Canadians -- the Ontario ones -- merely banned Americans from bringing live bait onto their side of Lake Erie. The reason all the commercially sold walleye in Ohio comes from Canada is a state law banning commercial walleye fishing in Ohio waters of the lake.
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/24 15:18:23 (permalink)
Michael, Coney Island is in NEW YORK.
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/24 16:29:17 (permalink)
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/24 16:35:16 (permalink)
EDIT: Must have crossed posts with RB Man, above.
 
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...It's a Coney, named for the long gone amusement park in Cincinnati.



mlm
Michael, Coney Island is in NEW YORK.



Actually, you're both wrong.  Coney Island Amusement Park is still there, on the banks of the Ohio River.  According to Wikipedia, it's origins date back to 1887 (I believe Michael ran the Whack-A-Mole booth, at that time populated with actual live moles).  There have been several owners and multiple incarnations, but the darned thing just keeps going.
 
No word on what kind of Hot Dogs are served at the concession stands.
 
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/24 17:05:09 (permalink)
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As to the concoction to which you refer as a chili dog I can only say STOP! Please. It's a Coney, named for the long gone amusement park in Cincinnati. That the unknowing locals call the Greek meat sauce chili speaks directly to their lack of culinary knowledge and refusal to face the truth. 
 

 
Have you seen the 'Townie Treats' episode of Food: Fact or Fiction?  It seems that calling it 'chili' may have been a marketing ploy to sell Greek meat sauce in a predominantly German city.  Of course the show's credibility suffered a bit when they said a four way was only onions instead of onions or beans... 
 
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/24 17:34:29 (permalink)
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Michael, Coney Island is in NEW YORK.


Coney Island is the name of an amusement park in Cincinnati. It shut down many years ago, although there's a version of it that is still operating on an intermittent basis at the same location. The coney dog originated there, not Brooklyn.
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/24 17:36:28 (permalink)
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As to the concoction to which you refer as a chili dog I can only say STOP! Please. It's a Coney, named for the long gone amusement park in Cincinnati. That the unknowing locals call the Greek meat sauce chili speaks directly to their lack of culinary knowledge and refusal to face the truth. 
 

 
Have you seen the 'Townie Treats' episode of Food: Fact or Fiction?  It seems that calling it 'chili' may have been a marketing ploy to sell Greek meat sauce in a predominantly German city.  Of course the show's credibility suffered a bit when they said a four way was only onions instead of onions or beans... 
 


My four-way order always calls for onions.
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/24 20:04:41 (permalink)
You win, Michael. I BET that I'm not the only one who didn't know about Coney Island in Cincinnatti. Cincinatti' little secret. Earlier, I looked up Cincinatti and Coney Island, NY on Wikipedia and neither one even mentioned the one in Ohio so I left the message for you. More research, just now, turned up the one you mentioned. Thank you for educating me. Before, I was under the impression that the immigrants just imported the name to the Midwest from New York.
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Re: Most Iconic Sandwiches In 50 States 2018/09/24 20:06:58 (permalink)
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As to the concoction to which you refer as a chili dog I can only say STOP! Please. It's a Coney, named for the long gone amusement park in Cincinnati. That the unknowing locals call the Greek meat sauce chili speaks directly to their lack of culinary knowledge and refusal to face the truth. 
 

 
Have you seen the 'Townie Treats' episode of Food: Fact or Fiction?  It seems that calling it 'chili' may have been a marketing ploy to sell Greek meat sauce in a predominantly German city.  Of course the show's credibility suffered a bit when they said a four way was only onions instead of onions or beans... 
 


My four-way order always calls for onions.


 
As does mine, but a four way, bean is an option... for other people who don't know better.
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