A New Generation of Sandwiches

AMERICANS EAT AN ESTIMATED 300 million sandwiches every day—on average, about one a day for every person. The Quintessential Grilled Cheese sandwich at Serendipity 3 in New York goes for—get this—$214. It starts off with bread buttered with a white truffle spread. Inside are layers of rare Caciocavallo Podolico cheese with lobster. In Alaska, Zagat recommends one must-try sandwich at Wheel Good Food: “Nestled into a fluffy bun, fresh reindeer sausage is topped with sweet caramelized onions, peppers, spinach and sharp cheddar.” Here are some innovative and delicious sandwiches we like in our region:

SAUSAGE SANDWICH AT MATTEO’S PUBLIC
Savory Andouille and chicken apple sausages simmered in a tasty ale topped with sauerkraut, served on a toasted roll, onion rings and house-made mustard. MatteosPublic.com, Nevada City

CLASSIC LOBSTER ROLL AT MORGAN’S LOBSTER SHACK & FISH MARKET
The real deal. Generous chunks of lobster meat, mayo, griddled split bun, served with chips and coleslaw. MorgansLobsterShack.com, Truckee

B.L.T. AT THREE FORKS BAKERY & BREWING CO.
A gourmet’s delight: bacon, lettuce, green tomato & quince jam, housemade aioli. ThreeForksNC.com, NC

CREOLE RUBY AT IKE’S QUARTER CAFE
Applewood smoked ham, creole remoulade, caramelized onions, mozzarella, smoked gouda and sauerkraut on grilled onion rye bread. IkesQuarterCafe.com, NC

GRILLED PORTOBELLO AT DIEGOS
Grilled portobello in seasonal balsamic topped with guacamole, tomato, green beans and garlic mayo. DiegosRestaurant.com, GV

ROAST LAMB SANDWICH AT KANE’S FAMILY RESTAURANT
On a toasted ciabatta roll with caramelized onion, melted brie and garlic aioli sauce. KanesRestaurant.com, GV

PANINIS AT EMILY’S CATERING & CAKES
Pressed to order sandwiches can include turkey, ham and caramelized onion, tri-tip, pastrami and grilled-roasted veggie. EmilysCateringandCakes.com, GV

GRILLED CHEESE AT MONKEY CAT
Caramelized apples and Brie with bacon and spicy honey mustard on grilled ciabatta. MonkeyCat.com, Auburn

PULLED PORK MELT AT BAM DAZY BBQ
Smoked pulled pork on sliced toasted sourdough bread with Swiss cheese, coleslaw and spicy pineapple sauce. BamDazyBBQ.com, Auburn

SLIDERS AT TOFANELLI’S
Three sliders made with char-broiled Angus ground chuck, grilled onions, Jack cheese, red pepper aioli and ketchup. Tofanellis.com, GV

GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH AT JERNIGAN’S TAP HOUSE & GRILL
Grilled chicken breast, spinach, tomato, avocado, Jack cheese with herb garlic aioli, served on Ciabatta. JernigansGrill.com, NC

(Photo: Sasha Cobin)

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