A Sandwich a Day: The Bobbie at Capriotti's in Wilmington, DE
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Capriotti's is known for the Bobbie ($7.25), their signature Thanksgiving-leftovers sandwich. Who doesn't love a non-November opportunity to eat this style of sandwich? The combination of turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and bread is all held together with a dab of mayo.
The Bobbie feels like a real sandwich made from leftovers, rather than just a leftover-style sandwich. (I'm speaking for those of us who aren't used to perfectly cooked Thanksgiving meals year-round.) The big draw is that Capriotti's roasts their turkey in-house. Unlike sliced deli turkey, the shredded chunks of bird actually mingle with the other components instead of forming a slimy flavor barrier.
The turkey, like many a Thanksgiving counterpart, is a tad dry, and the stuffing tastes too much like Italian-style breadcrumbs. However a line of cranberry sauce (which is admirably chunky) and a thin layer of mayo provide just enough sweetness and moisture to prevent the sandwich itself from feeling dry.
The bread is a super soft seven-inch sub roll with essentially no crust, a feature I appreciated as I tried to get all components in one big bite.