The Big List: 20 Ways to Celebrate National Sandwich Day in Dallas

by Steven Doyle

There is little to make a sandwich wonderful other than  fantastic bread, well thought out seasonings and spreads, and a filling that should be unsurpassed. When deciding a list of our favorites, it seemed a more daunting task than originally thought. So much more came to mind as the list was settled.

With all the heartache of selecting which can stand alone as the very best, we humbly submit in no particular order sandwiches that we enjoy. Tell us your favorites and we will run out today and sample one.  The big day is November 3rd, but we wanted you to try a few for lunch starting today.

Deli News has been a Dallas mainstay for decades as it made its way to their current location on Preston Road in Far North Dallas. Procuring their bread and pastrami from New York, this deli has defended its title as our city’s finest. Choose this hot sandwich along with a cup of matzo ball soup on a crisp Fall afternoon, and you will experience nirvana.

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The Highland Park mainstay New York Sub  owned by chef, Andrew Kelley makes these crazy good sandwiches all non-GMO and local twist. Fresh, homemade soups have been added, also. Ask for the Crave or try the new Muffeletta.

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Parigi makes this delicious Knuckle Sandwich which is loaded with cheese and lobster to make your day merry and bright. Knuckle-freaking-sandwich.

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What is not to adore about 20 Feet Seafood Joint in East Dallas? Certainly the pork belly ramen is delicious, as is the lobster roll. But for the money, we truly love the Ipswich Clam Roll. Huge, tender clams adorn the house baked roll. Pure. Simple. Delicious.

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The recent addition of sandwich to the Dough Pizzeria menu makes lunchtime in Plano a complete pleasure. The sandwiches now compete with a 90-second pizza with speed and tastiness. Look for an Italian, sausage and peppers and a bountiful fire-grilled meat sub.

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The banh mi is a simple Vietnamese sandwich with powerful flavors. The Sandwich Hag, located in the Cedars, has several awesome versions including a housemade pork sausage, grilled lemongrass pork, ginger tofu and a ginger chicken. The spring rolls are awesome as well. Bring credit or a debit card because the hag doesn’t take cash.

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One of the hottest sandwiches to fill our belly is the Cuban sandwich made proper at C Senor! in Oak Cliff. The tiniest sandwich shop on the list is big with flavor. Pulled pork, ham, pickles, yellow mustard, served with a side of fried plantains. Damn, we are on our way.

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Village Baking Company’s Boulangerie located on Lowest Greenville Avenue has a line up of wonderous pastries and a good selection of sandwiches including this uber authentic Parisian Jambon-Beurre which over two million are scarfed up in France each day usurping the burger as the most popular lunch-time nosh. Plenty of other choices but homemade butter paired with an amazing ham and baguette is a good choice.

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When we think of Carbone’s we usually want pasta and meatballs. But wait, they make these truly amazing sandwiches including a beautiful roasted porchetta, chicken parm and a meatball hero that will have you smiling all day. The Italian combo is pretty special, too.

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Kuby’s is best known for sausages but they make a damned good Reuben stuffed fat with juicy meat, plenty of cheese, Russian dressing and sauerkraut on buttered and grilled rye.

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For many in Dallas Jimmy’s Food Store located at Bryan Street at Fitzhugh is the Mecca of all things sandwich. On any given day (except Sunday) you will find a line of patrons waiting for their deli-case sandwiches to be prepared. A few of our favorites include the meatball, hot Italian and the muffaletta, which is the most uniquely American sandwich on the planet.

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TJ’s Seafood has the best lobster roll in Dallas. Just give us an amen.

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Not necessarily known for their sandwiches, Pecan Lodge makes this silly good sandwich called The Pitmaster. It is just as ominous as it sounds, packed with juicy brisket, pulled pork, handmade sausage, then topped with slaw, BBQ sauce and fresh sliced jalapeños.

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Deep Ellum’s iconic diner AllGood Cafe won top honors for their chicken fried steak on craveDFW for the past seven years, but we also appreciate the BLT when we have a hankering for something sans gravy. Great music nightly as well.

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The Philly at the Truck Yard continues to satisfy us on so many levels. The big meaty, in your face sandwich loaded with your choice of veggies and cheeses always is the right idea when you have an extreme hunger that can only be dealt with by a two-fisted beef sandwich.

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The club sandwich is what legends are made of in this beautiful little Oak Cliff haunt, Jonathon’s. This bad boy is one of the most shareable sandwiches in town if that is even a consideration. The club is loaded with ham, turkey, bacon, Swiss and American cheeses, lettuce, tomato, avocado, egg, mayo, and onions. Holy mother of sandwiches.

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Tortas are a nifty alternative to a fistful of tacos at most taquerias. We found this monster at Tortas Las Tortugassimply called the Torta de Lomo which is a lovely bolillo with roasted then grilled pork loin and is topped with jalapeños, avocado, onions, tomato and lettuce with schmears of mayo and mustard.

Bryan and Kathy Crelly, operate  Uncle Uber’s Sammich Shop to the huzzahs of the Deep Ellum neighborhood in which it stands. Making some kick ass sandwiches (sorry — sammiches), Uber’s is staying true to their belief that each sandwich needs all the special love and care it deserves.

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A BBQ entry from the new Ferris Wheelers where they make this crazy meat-filled sandwich that’s stuffed with chopped brisket, smoked jalapeño cheddar sausage, pulled pork, jalapeño bacon slaw and house-made pickles, topped with house-made hot BBQ sauce. Alas, The Day Off Sandwich.

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The fried chicken sandwich at East Hampton Sandwich Co is certainly a mouthful of tasty. This sandwich with a side of house fried potato chips will set you free.

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Finally, Patina Green on the Square in McKkiney makes serious sandwiches and is not to be missed. They fly through stacks and stacks during their lunch rush. Look for the Hickory Smoked Ham, Smoked Cheddar, Jalapeno Peach Jelly, Jalapeno Cheddar Loaf. Everything sourced locally and superb.

 

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