Mahlakas hirveburger teraleival

July 1st, 2016

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A burger is a sandwich. And an open-faced sandwich is a sandwich. So it stands to reason that an open-faced burger is a sandwich, too.

Especially if the burger includes thick-sliced, fatty bacon; pickled onions; black bread; and a venison patty. Also, when I say “fatty” bacon, I suspect you may not fully understand just how fatty I mean. This is a country where many bars and restaurants include, well, simply slices of pork fat on their menu. This particular bar/restaurant happened to serve its slice of pork fat attached to the rest of the slice of bacon, on top of a patty of venison, and below rings of pickled onion, with the whole kaboodle being on a slice of black bread. Fucking delicious.

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Döner Kebap

July 28th, 2009

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Döner Kebap

As Wikipedia tells it, World War II depleted Germany’s manpower to the extent that, desperate for labor, the country invited large numbers of Turks to fill the gaps. These Turks brought their own cuisine, which includes lamb roasted on a vertical spit with a delectable blend of herbs and spices, served on bread of some sort along with various vegetables and sauces. This dish is referred to as Döner Kebap (or Kebab).

Those Turks, or their descendents or others like them, still serve Döner Kebap in Germany today, including in downtown Munich. And when you taste one, it’s no wonder the food has been so long-lived.

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Tobacco Quay

April 28th, 2009

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Another day, another exam. Ho-hum. The parol evidence rule(s); third-party beneficiaries; claims, defenses, and remedies under the UCC? Who cares — I’ve got this tasty “Tobacco Quay” sandwich from the overpriced deli by school. It’s basically just tuna salad, but it’s very well made.

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Hesburger’s Rukkifileeburger

July 23rd, 2008

Filed Under: mayonnaise, onion, pork cutlet, tomato with 5 Comments

Delicious!

Back in May, my family went on a trip to Estonia. While there, I had the opportunity to eat at places one does not generally eat at in the United States.

For example, Hesburger. A fast-food joint, not unlike the places we know of with kingly burgers or burgers owned by a clown. However, as Hesburger is more of a European thing, they can have some interesting things there.

This sandwich is the “Rukkifileeburger”, which is Estonian for “Rye fillet burger”. Adding the “burger” on the end is a little misleading, since it contains a pork fillet of some sort, and not a meat patty we generally associate with burgers.

Anyway, the main ingredients are the pork, lettuce, tomatoes, and onion rings, with some manner of special sauce (“paprika mayo” apparently), all between two slices of dark rye bread. Rye bread is more popular in some European countries, so Hesburger decided to offer rye sandwiches in their burger joints, I guess.

The sandwich was a little better than I expected, but I wasn’t really expecting much. The rye bread was interesting… I expected slices of a loaf of rye, but it’s more like one of those rectangular shaped chicken sandwiches you might find in fast food places here in the US. Except instead of whatever bun they’d use here, it was rye bread.

Still, it could’ve been better. I mean, this is fast food we’re talkin’ here. Fast food isn’t well known for the greatest of sandwiches. But I greatly support unusual sandwich choices in places, and this gave me a chance to write about rye-fillet-burgers. I’d eat another if I get the chance, though largely for the novelty of eating an odd sandwich like this in a fast food place.

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Brain Sandwich

December 17th, 2007

Filed Under: beef, brain, meat, onion, pickle, vegetables with 10 Comments

This summer I visited Ferguson’s Pub in St. Louis, pursuing the holy grail of sandwich related journalism: the Brain Sandwich. This massive chunk of beef brain has been increasingly hard to find, due to fears of Mad Cow disease and general disgustingness, but St. Louis remains blissfully willing to consider the following as edible:

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Not much in the way of ingredients, the brain sandwich overwhelms a couple of pickle slices and two small pieces of rye (destroyed by the hard deep fried texture of the brain like wooden ships against a rocky coast). Onions are supplied for those inclined…

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The sandwich itself is remarkably tasty at first – the edges have a high surface area to mass ratio, meaning you get a lot of deep fried goodness per mouthful of brain. However, as you get deeper into the organ, it starts to squirt fluid into your mouth with each bite, and the texture becomes much wetter and less crunchy. As you reach the middle of the sandwich, the realization that you’re eating undercooked brain replaces any remaining enjoyment with a wholly blanketing nausea.

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I’m looking forward to my inevitable case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

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Veggie Fajita Melt

August 21st, 2007

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The Veggie Fajita Melt. Picked it up after quite a complicated quest to find an ATM, in order to get out of a parking lot… Figured I deserved a break.

It’s got lettuce, tomato, guacamole, peppers, and some other stuff. I’m not sure on the cheese. I think it was provolone… It was some manner of white cheese anyway. There might’ve been a little sauce added, too. It was a little drippy.

Anyway, the advertisement looked different from the sandwich itself, of course, but it looked like it had a different balance of ingredients. I was expecting a sandwich consisting of more peppers and onions, but I got one with more guacamole. I didn’t even notice guacamole in the ad until I looked again after eating it. It was actually still pretty good, to be honest, and was a nice change of pace from normal sandwiches I might eat. Don’t often have ones with guacamole. It made it pretty interesting.

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Chicken Explosion

August 20th, 2007

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Chicken Explosion

Here’s a subwich I got in mid-July, same weekend as Otakon.

My friend came up from Florida, and we went to the mall at some point, and stopped by the food court, where I picked up this tasty sandwich. I mostly got it because of the ridiculous name.

It’s been a while since I actually ate it, so I don’t remember all of what’s in it. But I remember it tasted alright.

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Ira Sandwich, Jackson, NJ

June 4th, 2007

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It was either this Ira or the Monte Cristo, and I think I got the better half of that deal, tentacled nature of this sandwich notwithstanding.  I can’t seem to find an official list of ingredients, but it looked like onions, tomatoes, a generous mass of mozzarella on rye.  I can’t remember if bacon was involved or not.

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Mass-produced love

May 31st, 2007

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Subway BMT

A perfectly competent sandwich, if nothing particularly special. Made on an assembly line.

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