There are few better places to be a hungry sandwich lover right now than Washington, D.C. The trickle-down from the city’s burgeoning fine dining scene has brought with it a demand for better, fresher ingredients and more daring combinations of texture and flavor. Thanks to the district’s international diversity, a stunning range of ethnic variations are within easy reach. Although the relics of our less evolved age persist — downtown, for example, remains peppered with characterless chain shops — sandwich lovers in our nation’s capital are increasingly spoiled for choice. Continue reading
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Like every year before it, a lot went down in 2013. Triumphs and tragedies, deaths and rebirths, dustups and shutdowns. On the personal front, I got married. I traveled. I moved to a new neighborhood on the other side of town. And through it all, there were sandwiches. In most cases, I can remember what I was doing immediately prior to and after all of them. I remember what the weather was like outside. The sandwiches I ate over the past 12 months are a thread that binds together an otherwise meandering and disjointed collection of experiences.
All these sandwiches were enjoyed, of course, but some clearly stood above the rest. A few were noteworthy for their bizarre ingredients. Others are memorable for where, when or with whom they were eaten. Still more were exceptional for their pure, indisputable excellence. As we approach a new beginning, it’s important to take a look back and appreciate the spoils of a fantastic a year, and to be thankful.
What follows is a chronological listing of the 10 sandwiches that defined 2013. Continue reading
By Min Shepherd, Guest Correspondent
If you’re like most people, the fact that you have things for which to be thankful takes up — at the most — a corner of your mind on the daily. If you’re like more most people, you reserve the month of November to be a little more cognizant of that fact, as well as of those things. And, if you’re like me, you’ve been able to add to the list one more thing, because Eat a Sandwich sampled Così’s Thanksgiving flatbread so you wouldn’t have to.
Now, I don’t know if you viewed this “sacrifice” as an opportunity to seek out a better Thanksgiving sandwich, especially given that you can easily make one for yourself on Friday, but it did to me. Sort of. You see, fate has recently landed me at a new job and that new job has landed me two blocks from the first of hopefully several Capriotti’s locations that will be peppering the D.C. grid within the next year or two. I say hopefully because I’ve been a fan of the Delaware-born chain for years and the closer the proximity of one of these shops to my apartment, the happier I’ll be.
Capriotti’s, the much loved Delaware-born, Las Vegas-based sandwichmaker, will celebrate the opening of its first D.C. location, in Dupont Circle, with free sandwiches for its first 50 customers on Thursday. The opening couldn’t have come at a better time: The chain’s most popular sandwich, The Bobbie, described by the Post as “Thanksgiving on a hoagie,” joins sliced turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce and mayo.
Having never personally been to a Capriotti’s, here’s what else we know: founded in Wilmington in the late 70s, there are now locations in 13 states; a solid portion of the extensive sandwich menu is available in small, medium and large sizes, with prices for some 20″ larges running as high as $16.99; turkey is a featured ingredient; the Bobbie was named the best sandwich in the nation in a 2010 AOL reader poll; and the world’s most powerful Blue Hen, Vice President Joe Biden, is a noted fan.