A Sandwich A Day: Pimento Cheese from Hominy Grill in Charleston, SC

A Sandwich a Day

A different sandwich profiled every single day.

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.


[Photograph: Chris Layda]

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.

The Hominy Grill

207 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston SC 29403 (map) 843-937-0930