Monday, November 30, 2009

BLT Egg & Cheese

This might be my favorite sandwich. Fried egg, gouda, applewood smoked bacon, romaine, vine tomato, purple onion, homemade rosemary garlic mayo on tuscan whole wheat bread. Quite simply sandwich perfection. The chemistry between the greasy bacon and egg with the lettuce, tomato, and onion is something that I've rarely encountered elsewhere.

Paired with coffee and oj.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Leftovers Sandwich

This sort of feels like cheating because what makes this sandwich good is the stuffed salmon (with brie and crab) in it, leftovers from my birthday dinner. All I did was toast a brioche bun, butter it and throw some romaine in there.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Kenny & Zuke's Reuben

I had the pleasure of visiting this fine sandwich establishment while my mom was in town for my birthday this weekend. Kenny & Zuke's is on the pricey side as far as sandwiches go so I was grateful to have my mom take me out. My pastrami reuben was about $12 (with fries and a homemade and perfect dill pickle); a special occasion sandwich if I ever had one. Anyone who's had a mediocre reuben knows that quality pastrami is essential. Take for example the reuben at the diner in Red Hook. It's huge, dripping with sauce, and has the potential to be delicious. But the pastrami they use often has these nasty fat chunks that you have to rip off or try and eat. It's enough to make you lose your appetite (and gag) so paying a few extra bucks for homemade pastrami (like they serve at Kenny & Zuke's) seems logical to me. I only wish I could afford such top notch pastrami more often.

Another great thing about this place is that they sell Cel-Ray (celery-flavored soda), an old favorite of mine. In fact, in high school I was one of five member of the Cel-Ray Club. They also sell all sorts of sodas in bottles (as they should be) and Vernon's ginger soda, which my mom got really excited about.

As a birthday present, my mom gave me her old 35mm camera and a macro lens so expect some high quality close-ups of my sandwiches from now on.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Bacon Mushroom Cheeseburger

Burger (lean ground beef with egg, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, hot sauce), goat's milk gouda, applewood smoked bacon, sauteed mushrooms, dill pickle, purple onion, romaine, tomato, mayo in a toasted brioche bun.

Paired with Alaskan Amber Ale + SVU.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Breakfast Sandwich

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Fried egg, cheddar cheese, spinach, onion, salsa on a sesame bagel. Nuff said.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Burrito

What makes a burrito is pretty simple, and yet a good one is hard to find. Often I've found that my favorite burritos are the ones I make myself. Ingredient ratios are crucial to a successful burrito but what these ratios actually are depends entirely on the person making it. Personally, I tend to like a lot of cheese and sour cream and not a lot of guac (cuz I can't really digest it) but I'm sure someone else would find such a burrito disgusting.

Last night's burrito: black beans simmered in pepperoncini brine with serrano peps and onion, white rice, a lil cheddar, tempeh, greek yogurt, homemade guac, really hot salsa, tomato, purple onion, and baby spinach. The photo really doesn't convey this.

Paired with: Miller high life and Chasing Amy.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Autumn Porch Sandwich

Between two slices of toasted 15 grain Green Earth bread is a Morning Star "griller" with some cheddar melted on it, a thick layer of baby spinach, sliced cuke, tomato, Fuji apple, and onion and a bit of mayo. Served with red cabbage kimchi, a couple pepperoncinis and some day old coffee. Simple and delicious!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The sandwich that started it all

I recently sent a picture message of the above sandwich to Dylan. My phone camera doesn't really do it justice. Unfortunately I can't remember the details of this sandwich. Most important were the pastrami and goat's milk gouda. It was paired with a Newcastle Brown Ale.

I realized that I wanted to share my love of sandwiches with the world. While eating another successful sandwich today (see next post) I talked my ideas through with Hilary and thus began this blog.

First Post

"All of human kind has one thing in common. The sandwich. I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich." -Liz Lemon