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A Sandwich A Day: Pimento Cheese from Hominy Grill in Charleston, SC
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.
As a kid, I used to spend just about every Sunday afternoon at my grandmother's house eating cold pimento cheese sandwiches on white bread (crusts off), always saving enough room for a slice of chess pie after. Just one bite of The Hominy Grill's signature Pimento Cheese Sandwich ($6.95) brought me right back to those Sunday afternoons.
The combination of sharp cheddar, sliced pimentos, full-fat mayonnaise, and a touch of bourbon was creamy, fatty, and rich in flavor, with a zesty chile powder kick. The whole-grain nuttiness of the sandwich bread and the sharp arugula flavor really complement each other. Don't let the small-ish size fool you—this is one rich sandwich. Pair it with a cup of crisp cole-slaw and an old-fashioned soda.