A Sandwich a Day: The French Dip at Regina's Kitchen in Mobile, AL

A Sandwich a Day

A different sandwich profiled every single day.

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.

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[Photographs: Carrie Vasios]

If, like me, you enjoy dunking your food, then the French Dip sandwich with its side of beefy jus is right up your alley. The version at Regina's Kitchen ($7.95) is a solid incarnation. The roast beef is sliced paper thin and sits atop a layer of melted, tangy provolone cheese. A few pieces of purple onion add a nice crunch, but flavor-wise the sandwich is entirely beef (which makes sense considering you're dipping a pile of roast beef in a container of beef broth).

The French Dip at Regina's is steamed, which makes the french roll incredibly soft, almost moist. In most cases a firm crust makes for better dunking, but the steamed roll stayed together after a good dip in the jus.The jus itself was just as it should be- a little salty and not too fatty. This intensely beefy sandwich may only hit one note—good thing it's the right one.

Regina's Kitchen

2056 Government Street, Mobile AL 36606 (map) 251-476-2777