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A Sandwich a Day: Italian Hero from Ken's Artisan Bakery in Portland, Oregon

Ken's Artisan in NW Portland is reputed as the go-to place for what many consider to be the best bread in Portland. The other Ken's, across the river, is a pizza restaurant and equally stellar. For the westsiders who want to stay in their neighborhood, Ken's Artisan Bakery does pizza every Monday night, and it rocks. Actually, you can't go wrong with anything they bake or make. Largely due to the bread, along with fresh, seasonal ingredients, any sandwich listed on the daily changing blackboard menu is going to be excellent. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Godmother at Bay Cities Italian Deli in Santa Monica, CA

In Los Angeles, the prevailing sentiment seems to be that the sandwich has gone the way of our beloved La Brea Tar Pit mammoths. But the "Godmother" sandwich from Bay Cities Italian Deli in Santa Monica is a testament to old-world sandwiches still being done right, as the perpetual line in front of the deli counter can attest. Genoa salami, prosciutto, mortadella, coppacola, ham and provolone cheese are all thinly layered inside a crusty length of Italian bread. Be sure to give it "the works." More

A Sandwich a Day: Italian Sub from the White House Sub Shop in Atlantic City, NJ

As a fan of South Philly hoagies—the kind piled high with sharp provolone, roasted long-hots and piles of thinly shaved, imported Italian sopresetta and mortadella—I'm always cautious when I see the word "sub." But the glimmering retro neon signs outside the White House Sub Shop in Atlantic City, New Jersey, drew me in, and their Italian Sub is an awesome change of pace. More

Rising Hipster Trend: Obscure Deli Meats

[Photograph: Robyn Lee] John Houder of The Gainesville Sun recently predicted up-and-coming hipster fads, and cold cuts made the list. Apparently the counterculture has come full circle and wheat gluten is too mainstream but mechanically sliced meats are back! The classic “weird” meats like liverwurst and head cheese still fall under the umbrella of “establishment food," so hipsters will have to improvise with creations like zebra hoagies or capybara wraps. Combining animals will provide for even more individuality and, as is the case with ham radios and mopeds, will require searching for specialized and customizable gear that can be used to impress others. Hipsters will spend their time discussing the relative merits of different cuts of puma while grinding... More

Amazing Charcuterie Floor

Belgian artist Wim Delvoye has created a tile floor made from cold cuts—sort of. I'm going to let you soak in the sight above for a bit ... And then tell you that it's a trompe l'oeil salami floor. The mosaic is made up of C prints. Still pretty arresting, no? [via Yumsugars]... More

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