Happy National Sandwich Day!


The Italian Special from Faicco's Pork Store. "It's like a sunset made of sandwich meats" —EZ. [Photo: Robyn Lee]

It's National Sandwich Day! So designated because November 3 marks the birthday of John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, who popularized everyone's favorite lunch so long ago.

Looking to celebrate? We've rounded up the Best of Serious Eats Sandwich Coverage in honor of the occasion. And if you need a primer, start with Ed's 22 Sandwiches That Will Change Your Life.

New York and Surrounding Area

Sandwich Alley: New York's West Village Block of Sandwich Deliciousness
Some Serious Sandwiches in Manhattan
Top 10 Sandwiches in Brooklyn
Bouchon Bakery's Fluffernutter Sandwich
Xie Xie: An Asian Sandwich Shop (What a Concept)
Roast Beef Sandwich Mondays at Salumeria Biellese
Sandwiches at Saltie
Bklyn Larder: Great Artisanal Market and Deli from the Franny's Pizzeria Owners
Hoagie Haven in Princeton, NJ
New Jersey: Town Hall Deli's Sloppy Joe
Num Pang Sandwich Shop: What's in a Name?
Baoguette, Tasty Banh Mi Sandwiches, Not Tasty Delivery
Salumeria Biellese: The BYOB Hero Review

More cities, and making your own, after the jump.

Chicago and Midwest

Chicago: Tropi Cuban
Chicago: Roma's Italian Beef and Sausage
Lemongrass Tofu Banh Mi from Nhu Lan Bakery in Chicago
Chicago: Susie's Drive Thru
Chicago: Bari Foods
Sandwiches at Primanti Brothers: Pittsburgh Between Two Slices
A Full Dimensional Sandwich: Detroit's 3-D Special Sandwich
Minneapolis: Saffron's Lamb 'BLT'

Eastern Seaboard

Mike and Patty's in Boston: Serious Breakfast (and Sandwiches) from a Seriously Tiny Kitchen
All-Star Sandwich Bar in Cambridge, Mass.
Boston: Kelly's Roast Beef
Best Roast Pork Sandwiches in Philly
Tony Luke's Roast Pork Italian, Philadelphia
Straight Wharf Fish Store: Nantucket's Best-Kept Lunch Secret

The West

For Gourmet Sandwiches in San Francisco on Thursday Nights, Go to Mission Food Truck
The Bay Area's Best Fried Chicken Sandwich
Crazy Thick Sandwiches at Brazil Fresh Squeeze Cafe in Berkeley
Boccalone Salumeria in SF: Using an Inverted Baguette
"La Cubana" Torta from La Casita Chilanga
Philippe's: Home of the French Dip Sandwich
Portland, Oregon's Grilled Cheese Grill
Seattle: Zagi's Meatball Sub
Street Food Profiles: Nom Nom Truck in Los Angeles, California
Phoenix: Navajo Lamb Sandwich
Stuffing My Face at Pane Bianco


New Orleans: Ignatius Grocery's Sautéed Shrimp Remoulade Po' Boy
Crabby Jack's Duck Po'Boy
Whiteway Deli in Jacksonville, Florida
Pressed Duck Sandwich at Deli Lane Cafe, Miami

Make Your Own!

Dinner Tonight: Club Sandwich
Reuben Sandwich, Step-by-Step
Croque Madame
Patty Melt
Turkey Shawarama
Bacon, Pear, and Cheese Sandwich
Autostrada Sandwich
Hot Mushroom Sandwiches with Sweet Potato Fries
Sardine Sandwiches with Tomato Jam and Fresh Cheese
Meatball Sub
Grilled Skirt Steak and Pepper Sandwiches