A Sandwich A Day: The Ring Dang Doo from Deli Seven20 in Cincinnati
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Deli Seven20 is tucked away in the corner of a large office building, amid law and advertising firms on one of the farther corners of Cincinnati's central business district, or as the natives call it, the "CBD." Despite the location, which is a little off the beaten path, the Deli is going into its sixth successful year, and is always packed around lunch time. Their secret could be the fresh, high quality ingredients used to make each sandwich and salad (such as smoked tofu, fig jam, brie, or jalapeño jelly), the creative specials that change daily, or the friendly staff who always remember your name.
Or it could be the Ring Dang Doo.
Michelle Lightfoot, the owner of the Deli, enlisted the help of friends and family to create and name sandwiches while she was running another downtown deli. The Ring Dang Doo proved so popular, it came with her when she started Seven20.
Composed of lightly toasted focaccia, tender, thick sliced pork loin, creamy smoked gouda, roasted red peppers, and sweet chili mayo, this is a sandwich where all the ingredients work together to create a combo that's a little tangy, a little sweet, a little savory and altogether delicious. Pickles are optional, and served on the side, but they add a nice crunch to the sandwich. All sandwiches are served with hand cut potato and sweet potato chips, which are lightly seasoned. This sandwich will run you $7.50, and it's worth every penny.
About the author: Laura Arnold is a Southern native living in Cincinnati with a weakness for barbecue and a small cheese problem (that there's never enough room in the refrigerator for it all). You can follow her adventures with her husband David on their blog, Cincinnati Nomerati, or on Twitter at @cincynomerati.