Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Banner Sandwich Day

Today was quite the sandwich-o-rama.
First Tony (my pest control guy and frequent SIHL commentor) took me the the famous Gopher Bar for Coneys. These are REAL chili dogs!

They use hot dog rolls, rather than buns, and they grill them so the outside is greasy and crispy and fantastic. The dog is just a normal dog and the chili is quite simple. They spread mustard on top of that, then smother the thing in chopped onions and shredded cheese. I'm not a huge fan of raw onions, but in this application, they rocked. Dare I say, gestalt!

Plus, I admired the sheet of wax paper and the fork the server dropped off before the coneys came up. Just right for catching all the inevitable drippings. I'm not even going to start on the ambiance of the place. Just go there--it's an original.

For dinner tonight I made roasted vegetable sandwiches. I roasted portobello mushrooms, red peppers, zucchini, and red onions. Then I stacked them on olive oil rosemary bread with some goat cheese. I put them in the oven to melt the cheese and settled in with my honey to watch Kitchen Nightmares. Why? Because they were at a restaurant less than a mile away from where I grew up. And because it was the most profanity filled episode ever filmed. A 47 minute long bleep fest. For the record, the sandwiches were awesome and we're never going to eat at that jerk's restaurant.


Kate said...

I worried about the health effects of the roasted veggie sandwiches - and then I looked at the pictures of the coneys, and knew everything was still right with the world.

Amy J. said...

I spent the better part of my (wasted) youth in Burbank and I've never even heard of Sebastian's.

Rebecca said...

Well, I did put an awful lot of goat cheese on the roasted veggie sandwiches...sorry to make you nervous, Kate!

And Amy, Sebastian's is newish and it looks like it's right across the street from Marie Callendar's on Riverside. Weird.

Peter said...

those are some kick ass looking chili dogs...i want to drive there in my canyonero this summer and eat 8 of the them.

Anonymous said...

Glad you liked the Gopher bar coney's... Simple but good!

Sadly a lot of restaurants have gone the frozen, pre-cooked, route like Sebastians. They are terrified of salmonella.