Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Sandwich Night for Kate!

Kate, a Sandwich Night original cast member, will be in town from Michigan next week. Of course we are having a Sandwich Night!
We'll be meeting on Wednesday (June 2) night to watch the finale from ANTM Cycle 14 (provided by the miracle of VHS tape).
And the sandwich? It will be the long discussed and anticipated Philly Roast Pork. That's roast pork, braised broccoli rabe and aged provolone. It should be a doozy. Karen ordered the cheese direct from Philly. Oh yeah!
Let me know if you can make it--the more the merrier, you know.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I'm in good company

The Star Tribune Taste 50 2010 was just published. It lists the best and most exciting things in food in Minnesota this year. I'm pleased to tell you that Seward Coop's roast turkey deli meat (the one I'm always raving about) made the list. As did Uncle Pete's Sweet Hot Mustard. That name rang a bell with me. That's probably because I picked up a jar earlier this spring but it's been lost among all of the other mustards in my fridge.
So today, in honor of the Taste 50 and Uncle Pete's I made a sandwich with wheat bread, the mustard, Carr Valley Menage cheese and spinach. I didn't have any turkey, unfortunately.
The verdict? The mustard is sweet. Not terribly hot. But definitely tasty. I look forward to putting it on a Seward Coop turkey sandwich. Also, Carr Valley Menage cheese is lovely. It's a semi firm white cheese made from sheep, goat and cow milk.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Posts from the world of sandwiches

Don't you love Wait Wait Don't Tell Me? You know, the NPR news quiz? Did you know they have a blog with a Sandwich Monday feature? I didn't until last Monday.
They featured sandwiches from Philadelphia. It's not all about cheese steaks! There's a delicacy Beth has dubbed the "Turducken of Starch." Deep fried lasagna and a fried egg on a roll, anyone?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I had a terrifically difficult time choosing a place to eat at the Milwaukee Public Market. There were so many different food stands and so many awesome sounding sandwiches. How to decide? I finally settled on a sandwich I had never heard of before: the manapua. It's Hawaiian and consists of a sweet bun filled with pulled pork. Heaven.
So let's move past the weird factor of buying a Hawaiian sandwich from a sushi stand in Milwaukee and get to the important stuff. Yes, it was quite tasty. The bun was just sweet enough and the pork had the right amount of sauce. Not too gooey, not too dry.
And what do you think I had to drink with my manapua? Hawaiian Punch, of course!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fancy architecture spawns fancy sandwiches

I had lunch at the Milwaukee Art Museum today, in the fancy Calatrava Wing. The sandwich was suitably fancy, too. That's brie and prosciutto on grilled raisin bread. Now why didn't I think of that during my proscuitto and brie panini obsession? Don't worry, I'll be revisiting that soon! Raisin bread, brie, goat cheese, honey and prosciutto, anyone?

Monday, May 10, 2010


Check out the cafeteria at the Milwaukee Public Museum (where I finally got to go!) It's been said before, but it doesn't make it any less true. And the sandwich?
It had good fillings wrecked by soft bread. This is a "gourmet" grilled cheese: cheddar, muenster, tomatoes, bacon and (real!) avocado. Unfortunately, the bread started to collapse immediately upon impact with the paper serving tray. By the time I paid for it and sat down, it was mush. Tasty mush, but mush nonetheless.
My day was saved by seeing some lovely things at the museum, including Carl Akeley's very first diorama from 1890.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

One last Colorado post

At the end of my trip to Colorado, I drove up to Ouray for a quick visit with my cousin John. John makes awesome chocolates and coffee. And you can buy them online.
It was a slow day so he was able to grab a sandwich with us. Check out this beauty: roast beef, caramelized onions, Swiss and horseradish sauce. Plus a lovely green salad.

The beer was delicious as well. I can't remember the microbrew we had, but there's so many good ones in Colorado, it's hard to remember them all!