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Slyman’s Corned Beef ~ Cleveland

Midwest, Sandwiches By October 24, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

The Vitals:
the spot: Slyman’s Restaurant 3106 St. Clair ave Cleveland OH 44114
the eats: Corned Beef Sandwich
the bucks: $15
the full nelson: As big as it looks. As delicious as it looks. A Corned Beef legend.

Lebron James. President George W. Bush. Ali Khan. What do all three of us have in common? We all came to The Temple of  Corned Beef in Cleveland: Slyman’s restaurant. Slyman’s restaurant is that kind of place: special, genuine and 100% blue collar. Don’t let the $15 price tag full you, this sandwich isn’t some johnny come lately artisanal interpretation, but rather quality served at absurdly enormous proportions. Slyman’s Corned Beef sandwich is easily enough for three to four people. But the Slyman’s Corned Beef sandwich isn’t the only draw to this Cleveland deli institution . . .

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Harry and Ida’s ~ NYC

New York City, Sandwiches By October 17, 2018 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

The Vitals:
the spot: Harry and Ida’s 189 Avenue A New York NY 10009
the eats: “The Pops” 1/2lb Pastrami Sandwich
the bucks: $17.50(!)
the full nelson: New School Pastrami joint aiming to be a contender for best in NYC

Founded in 2015, I suppose one could call Harry and Ida’s a new school pastrami joint, though their methods are very much connected to the days of old. Pastrami makes up only one of their sandwich offerings, and with items like Roasted Squash and Smoked Eel on the menu, I wouldn’t call Harry and Ida’s a classic Jewish delicatessen. Still there is a personal connection to Jewish Deli history: the owner’s grandparents, Harry and Ida, ran a delicatessen in NYC about 100 years ago. And these guys know how to make legit pastrami. The million dollar question is of course whether this pastrami sandwich is worth the almost $18 dollar price tag. Well, you’re gonna have to keep reading to find out!

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ACL Eats: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2018 Day 2

Asian, Austin, Sandwiches By October 8, 2018 Tags: , , , , No Comments

And then there was Day 2 of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, which meant a fresh round of ACL Eats. I gotta say going hitting up all three days of an ACL weekend is a strong move, where pace and eyeing the right mix of food vendors is key. Chilantro and Noble Sandwich Co(aka Noble Pig) are both popular Austin staples that have gotten national attention in print media and food television. You really can’t go wrong visiting either of these spots but which spot and which dish became my ACL Eat of the day? Let’s find out!!

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Bang for your Lobster Roll Buck: Bob’s Clam Hut

East Coast, Sandwiches By September 21, 2018 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

The Vitals:
the spot: Bob’s Clam Hut 315 US route 1 Kittery ME 03904
the eats: Jumbo Lobster Roll
the bucks: $24.95
the full nelson: a sandwich splurge worth every bite

In the world of Lobster Rolls, Bob’s Clam Hut isn’t the cheapest deal around; that title is held by Sullivan’s which we featured in Cheap Eats Boston. But it sure does make a case for one heck of a sandwich splurge. No, the $25 sandwich won’t have you rolling on the floor from the pangs of overeating, but it is unadulterated seafood indulgence at its finest. And it all starts with showcasing the whole point of a $20+ sandwich . . . the lobster.

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