A Sandwich A Day: 'Machine Gun' from Bruges, Salt Lake City
In this great nation of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around the country. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
It sounds like a novelty stunt, or a Primanti's knockoff--Belgian frites and fried merguez sausage and tons of sauce in a bun, served at Belgium native Pierre Vandamme's fries-and-waffles shop, Bruges. But it's a classic friterie sandwich called a "mitraillette," directly translated to "machine gun"--and a far more refined sandwich than the description lets on. The merguez is snappy and hauntingly spicy, made by acclaimed Utah lamb producer Morgan Valley Lamb; the frites, Bruges's specialty, are crispy and creamy and delicious outside a sandwich or within. And the tangy, mildly spicy andalouse sauce brings it all together.