Showing posts with label Sandwiches. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sandwiches. Show all posts

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Bargain Po Boys at Captain Sal's Seafood and Chicken in New Orleans


Looking for a bargain on a tasty po boy in New Orleans? Then be sure to stop by Captain Sal's on St. Claude in Bywater. You get your second po boy for half price. And these sandwiches are big, too. Each one is cooked to order so plan on waiting a few minutes for your grub.

There's also chicken, seafood, and Chinese at Captain Sal's. We're going to try them the next time we're in town.

The day we were there, the place got busy as soon as the door opened up. Lots of people were picking up po boys to go (probably for the Saints game later that day).

Check out the menu on Captain Sal's web site.


If you're on the other side of town, be sure to check out the roast beef, firecracker shrimp, and catfish po boys at Parasol's.



Captain Sal's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Something for everyone at Green Goddess in New Orleans' French Quarter

Something for everyone at Green Goddess in New Orleans' French Quarter

We enjoyed our lunch at Cafe Carmo so much that we decided to try another New Orleans eatery with vegetarian options. Read my review of our tofu, meat, and seafood dishes at Green Goddess after the jump.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Rico sandwiches for everyone at Cafe Carmo in New Orleans

Rico breadless fork sandwich at Cafe Carmo in New Orleans
Rico breadless fork sandwich at Cafe Carmo in New Orleans
Fresh ingredients, vibrant flavors, and choices for vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores all in one tropical setting. We found it all at Cafe Carmo in New Orleans. Keep reading for my full review with more pictures.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Spicy Superette Italian Sub at Hilltop Superette in Portland, Maine

Spicy Superette Italian Sub Colucci's Hilltop Superette in Portland, Maine

I finally made it to the Atlantic Ocean after starting at the Pacific last week, and while I was in Portland, Maine I picked up an Italian sub sandwich at Colucci's Hilltop Superette.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

St. Paul sandwich at Wong's Inn in St. Louis

St. Paul sandwich at Wong's Inn in St. Louis
St. Paul sandwich at Wong's Inn in St. Louis
On my last visit to St. Louis, I had the St. Paul sandwich at Old St. Louis Chop Suey. This time, I tried the one at Wong's Inn Chinese Restaurant.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sweet and Savory Kolaches at Hruska's Kolaches

Strawberry kolache at Hruska's Kolaches in Provo, Utah
Strawberry kolache at Hruska's Kolaches in Provo, Utah
I'm getting closer to my home in California, but still looking for unique and tasty things to eat. Which I absolutely found this morning at Hruska's Kolaches in Provo, Utah.



So what's a kolache? Wikipedia says "a kolach is a type of pastry that holds a dollop of fruit rimmed by a puffy pillow of supple dough." But at Hruska's bakery, they take it beyond a sweet danish and turn it into a breakfast meal, with many meat and cheese combinations to choose from. Their menu changes daily.


The dough is wonderful. It's fresh, soft, and airy. It has a buttery flavor that reminds me of the butteriness of a croissant, without any of the greasiness. Unlike a croissant, kolach dough chewy and moist. Sort of a cross between a fresh baguette and a croissant, but definitely with it's own unique taste. And they hold up well throughout the day -- I kept one for a late night snack, and it was still fresh and chewy.

Lots of strawberry filling
Bacon, cheese, and jalapeno kolach at Hruska's Kolaches
TIP: Get there early! Hrusha's closes when they sell out, and there was already a line at 7:30 on a weekday when I was there.

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Salad and Sandwich Combo at Zoup!


I like to try regional chains that we don't have back in California. Maybe someday they will be the next McDonald's, but usually they are something unique and definitely worth giving a try. By a "regional chain" I mean more than just a couple of locations -- usually these have dozens or hundreds of locations. Some of the other regional chains I've tried on this trip are Blake's Lotaburger, Whataburger, and White Castle.


As I was driving through Grand Junction, Colorado on my circuitous return home from Philadelphia, I stopped in at Zoup! which also has locations in the Midwest in and East (check out their web site for locations).


One thing I noticed right off is how friendly the staff is. They ask if you've been there before, invite you to sample as many of the soups as you like, and explain the menu. (Why doesn't every place do that??)

With 10 soups to choose from, with most of them changing every day, I'm glad they offered me some samples. One in particular that was very good was the lobster bisque (in fact, that is offered every day).


One way to enjoy Zoup! is to get the combo, which is any two of: soup, half sandwich, and half salad. I had tried plenty of soup samples so I had the American Farm sandwich, and the Chicken Toscana salad.

The half salad is a very generous size, and I image the normal size must be very filling. The American Farm salad is romaine, spring mix, cucumbers, celery, mozzarella and tomatoes with Ranch dressing on the side. All of the greens were fresh and I liked it.



The Chicken Toscana is grilled chicken, provolone, roasted red peppers, marinated red onions and basil mayo. The sandwich is on a fresh, toasted baguette. The cheese is melted and I enjoyed this sandwich a lot.

Fresh, fast, and friendly -- that's a good combo!

Zoup! reminds me a lot of Soup Nation in Eugene, Oregon which was recently on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Both have many soups to choose from, and offer salads and soups to go along with them. And both are really good.



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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

St. Paul sandwich at Old St. Louis Chop Suey

St. Paul sandwich is egg foo yong inside two slices of plain bread with mayo, lettuce, and a pickle
The St. Paul sandwich is egg foo yong inside two slices of plain bread with mayo, lettuce, and a pickle
For something unique, visit St. Louis for a sandwich called the St. Paul. This is egg foo young (or is it egg foo yong?) inside plain bread with mayo, lettuce, and pickles. I had a couple: beef, and also the special (shrimp, beef, chicken, and pork).

Let’s face it: the St. Paul is not a good-looking sandwich. But what it lacks in appearance, it more than makes up for in taste.

Legend has it was named after the city where its creator was born.


Everyone gets their St. Paul to go.
You can find the St. Paul in many Chinese restaurants in town. I went to Old St. Louis Chop Suey where everyone was getting their sandwiches to go.

Old St Louis Chop Suey on Urbanspoon

Pretzel Sandwich at Gus' Pretzels

The pretzel at Gus' Pretzels in St. Louis
The pretzel at Gus' Pretzels in St. Louis
Gus' Pretzels in St. Louis makes warm, fresh pretzels. But why just get a pretzel when you can get it wrapped around a sausage and call it a pretzel sandwich?

At Gus', walk in and order, then take it to go. There's no seating but there's plenty of parking and a couple of parks around the block.

Salsiccia pretzel sandwich is delicious with plenty of fennel seeds
Bratwust pretzel sandwich
And for dessert -- the cinnamon sugar pretzel. It's served hot and it's sweet.
Gus' Pretzels reminds me of the Center City Pretzel Company in Philadelphia -- you can't beat a fresh pretzel!

Pretzels and beer are a great combo -- and the brewery is right across the street!
TIP: Closed on Mondays.



Gus' Pretzels on Urbanspoon

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Beef on Weck at Charlie the Butcher's Kitchen

Beef on Wek at Charlie the Butcher's Kitchen in Buffalo, New York
Beef on Weck at Charlie the Butcher's Kitchen in Buffalo, New York
What the heck is Weck? It's the salty bun surrounding juicy roast beef. Read my review of the Beef on Weck sandwich at Charlie the Butcher's Kitchen in Buffalo, New York as seen on Food Network's Best Thing I Ever Ate after the break.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

King-Size Cheesesteak at Morrette's King Steak House


I had only left Philadelphia the day before, but I was already missing their big meaty cheesy sandwiches. I was in upstate New York and I heard that I could find a good Philly cheesesteak at Morrettes. Read my review of their king-sized Philly cheesesteak after the break.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Angry Crab Melt at The Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Company

Angry Crab Melt at The Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Co. near Atlantic City
Angry Crab Melt at The Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Co. near Atlantic City
Both my daughter and I had crab cakes last week in Baltimore at Jimmy's, and we were ready for more since we found ourselves back on the Atlantic coastline. Read my review of the grilled cheese crab cake sandwiches at The Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Company near Atlantic City as seen on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri after the break.

White House Special at White House Sub Shop

Layers of meat and cheese on the White House Special at White House Subs in Atlantic City
Layers of meat and cheese on the White House Special at White House Subs in Atlantic City
White House Sub Shop is in Atlantic City a few blocks from the Boardwalk. Some have said White House Subs makes the best sub sandwich there is. And I have to agree! Read my full review of White House Subs in Atlantic City after the break.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Roast Pork Sandwich at John's Roast Pork

A close look at the roast pork and spinach sandwich from John's Roast Pork in Philadelphia
A close look at the roast pork and spinach sandwich from John's Roast Pork in Philadelphia
John's Roast Pork also has Philly cheesesteaks, but I figured I wanted to get the roast pork since that is what's in their name. And I wasn't disappointed! Read my review of the roast pork sandwich at John's Roast Pork in Philadelphia after the break.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Corned Beef and Beef at Chaps Pit Beef

Corned beef and beef sandwich at Chaps Pit Beef in Baltimore
Corned beef and beef sandwich at Chaps Pit Beef in Baltimore
I was planning on the original pit beef sandwich when I walked into Chaps Pit Beef, but when I saw the daily special of Corned Beef and Beef (and a bottomless soda), how could I resist it? After all, it clearly claims to have more beef than the original sandwich, right? Read my full review of Chaps Pit Beef in Baltimore after the break.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Pig N Fig Sandwich at Brown Dog Deli

Pig N Fig sandwich at Brown Dog Deli in Charleston's French Quarter
Pig N Fig sandwich at Brown Dog Deli in Charleston's French Quarter
As I was walking around the French Quarter of Charleston, I noticed a guy wearing a Brown Dog Deli t-shirt. I love restaurant T-shirts and since it was right near where I was, I checked it out. I'm glad I did as my Pig N Fig sandwich was very good. Read my review of the Pig N Fig Sandwich at Brown Dog Deli in Charleston's French Quarter after the break.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

French Fare in the New Mexico Desert at Le Rendez-vous Cafe


Never one to pass on a Las Cruces dining suggestion from Melodie (be sure to read her Mochi in the Desert blog), I picked up dinner and what turned out to also be the following day's lunch at a French cafe and pastry shop. French food in the New Mexico desert? Why not? Read my full review of Le Rendez-vous Cafe in Las Cruces after the break.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Salty's Special at Salty's BBQ and Catering


Continuing my trek to find out what brought Guy Fieri to Bakersfield with his crew from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, I grabbed a Salty's Special sandwich. Read my full review of Salty's BBQ & Catering as seen on Food Network's Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives after the break.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Smoked Bacon and Pastrami Sandwiches at Hitchcock Deli on Bainbridge Island


After our tour of the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, we drove back to downtown Bainbridge Island (near Seattle) for lunch, and landed at Hitchcock Deli where in-house smoked bacon and pastrami were waiting to be made into big sandwiches. Read my full review with more pictures of Hitchcock Deli on Bainbridge Island after the break.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Artisan Sandwiches at Fred Meyer


Sometimes all there is time for during a long road trip is to grab a quick sandwich to go and eat it later on in the car. We also needed to fill up the tank, so we tried to do both at once. We were heading south on I-5 from Eugene towards the Bay Area, and found a place where could fill up the car and our stomachs at the same time -- Fred Meyer in Medford, Oregon.

I dropped my wife off at the front and drove over to the fuel pumps next to the Fred Meyer store. Oregon is one of only two states were you can't pump your own gas, although if you have a diesel car you can pump it yourself. As it turns out, I do have a diesel but I enjoy letting someone else pump it (it's a lot smellier than gasoline). And I saved 10 cents a gallon using my Fred Meyer rewards card :)

Meanwhile, my wife discovered the lady at the deli counter in the Fred Meyer was busy making sandwiches for the day. She had a pile of sandwiches she just made, and when my wife picked the ones she wanted, the lady cut and wrapped them.

These sandwiches are piled high with meat, and the bread is fresh and delicious. For a supermarket, these are definitely artisan sandwiches!

And we felt these were a bargain at $4.49 and $4.99. Each sandwich was enough for both of us to split. We had one later in the car for lunch, and the other for dinner that night after we got home. It was nice not having to run to the store after a long trip just to pick up dinner.

Half of the Pastrami artisan sandwich at Fred Meyer
Half of the Pastrami artisan sandwich at Fred Meyer
Highlander Roast Beef artisan sandwich at Fred Meyer
Highlander Roast Beef artisan sandwich at Fred Meyer
And there's so much more at Fred Meyer. We've been to many of them during our recent visits to Seattle and Portland, and they offer clothes, electronics, jewelry, garden supplies, and there was even one in an upscale neighborhood we found with a wine tasting bar!

Just a note -- not all Fred Meyers have gas pumps, and I can't vouch for the sandwiches at every single location. If you've got a Fred Meyer to recommend, please let me know in the comments below.