Flying to Minneapolis for a Jucy Lucy

Matt's Jucy Lucy cross-section

A few months ago, I realized that the Jucy Lucy was coming up on our List, and that its turn would happen to coincide with the month of Valentine’s Day. The Jucy Lucy, a melty cheese-stuffed hamburger originating in Minneapolis, would have been easy enough to make at home–my eldest son even got me a…

Lonche de Lomo at Primera Taza

When one hears rumors of a sandwich “that has brought fully grown men to tears” there’s only one road open to a dedicated sandwich hunter. Fortunately for me, that road was both metaphorically and literally a short one since I happen to work right on the edge of Boyle Heights. Boyle Heights, for those unfamiliar with…

February List Sandwiches and January Wrapup

January was… Well, January wasn’t our best month ever. I’ll be honest, I had a hard time finding much enthusiasm for any of our sandwiches last month. The Maine-style Italian sandwich is essentially one step above Subway, and while I will sing the praises of Chilean sandwiches for all time, the Italiano is just a…

Jam Sandwich confessional

Hi, my name is Crit, and I have a problem with bread. It’s true. Fresh, thickly sliced white bread is like a drug to me, I can easily eat a whole loaf without really trying. I’ll just keep cramming it in and chewing mechanically, reaching for more before the last piece is in my mouth.…

The Maine-style Italian Sandwich

Maine-style Italian sandwich and chips

The residents of Maine are proud of their sandwiches. Lobster rolls, sure, you hear about those, but you can get those all over New England (in various styles of course). But they truly have a Napoleon complex when it comes to their beloved Italian sandwich. “Portland’s unsung contribution to the gastronomic world.” “Real Italians Are…

What Should I Write About a Jam Sandwich?

Strawberry rhubarb jam sandwich

The jam sandwich. White bread. Strawberry jam. What in the heck am I supposed to write about a jam sandwich? Should I write a thinkpiece about how millenials are ruining snacks? Or a series of jam sandwich recipes? Should I write about a child’s first foray into food prep? Should I write about the superiority of…