In this great country 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.
Freddie's Sandwiches has been around since 1926 which, in California terms, is a real long time. So you have to assume they have to be pretty good at what they do, particularly in North Beach, a neighborhood that has turned much of the authentic into the tourist-driven.
The Italian combo ($5.95 for a small) on a Dutch crunch roll (of course) with the works (mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onion) is the perfect deli sandwich. Each bite revealed Freddie's mastery—a soft, fresh roll with enough give in the crust to bite through; meat, cheese and vegetables in perfect proportion; and excellent flavor throughout.
About the author: Lauren Sloss is a bicoastal food-lover who splits her time between New York (where she is finishing graduate school) and San Francisco (where she does most other things). She writes about food, music, travel, and everything in between. Some of her favorite things include The Black Keys, goat gouda, and guacamole. You can follow her on Twitter @laurensloss.