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Speaking of sandwiches . . .

The upcoming book mentions 54 Washington-area 'wiches. (Sourcebooks)

Ray Foley’s “1,001 Sandwiches You Must Eat Before You Die” (Sourcebooks) isn’t officially out until May, but because we’ve just alerted you to three very good ones around town, a sneak peek at which Washington area creations made the cut seemed appropriate. He’s confined his choices to the United States.*

Foley, a former Marine, is a bartender and publisher of Bartender Magazine who grew up in and still lives in New Jersey. According to his bio, he's responsible for naming a handful of well-known cocktails, including the Fuzzy Navel. Sound like qualifications to compile research on various permutations of breads, cheeses, meats and tofu? Shake that Magic 8-Ball: Answer cloudy, ask again later. (But it’s safe to say he’s keen on BLTs.)

Then again, you can certainly get a winter-long head start on debating the merits of his local selections, which are listed after the jump. FYI, the places/sandwiches are numbered for your convenience; they weren't ranked as such in the book.

-- Bonnie Benwick

In Washington
1. Pizzeria Paradiso – Arrosto di Maiale
2. Byblos Deli -- Baba Ghanouj
3. Ben’s Chili Bowl – Bill Cosby’s Original Half-Smoke
4. DC Coast – BLT
5. Dubliner Restaurant -- Ena’s Smoked Salmon Sandwich
6. Booeymonger – The Fifth Avenue
7. Old Ebbitt Grill – “F” Street Sandwich
8. Café Mozart – German Cold Cut Hoagie
9. Occidental – Grilled Atlantic Swordfish Sandwich
10. 15 Ria – Grilled Chicken Panini
11. Sequoia – Grilled Grecian Lamb Leg
12. Nage Restaurant – Grilled Steak Ciabatta
13. Matchbox – Grilled Veggie
14. Firefly – Hog Roll
15. Jetties – Hummock Pond
16. Circa at Dupont – Jamaican Jerk Tuna
17. Sizzling Express – Lord Baltimore
18. and 19. PS7’s – Market Grilled Cheese, “Primanti Brothers” Special
20. Zola – Medium-Rare Roast Lamb
21. New Heights – New Heights BLT
22. The Palm – Nova Scotia Lobster Salad
23. A Café Berlin – Pork Sandwich
24. Quick Pita of Georgetown – Quick Pita Special
25. Founding Farmers – Roasted Vegetable and Avocado
26. Lebanese Taverna – Shawarma
27. Art and Soul – Softshell Crab BLT
28. Breadline – Spicy Chicken Delilah Sandwich (?)
29. Oya – Tempura Chicken Sandwich
30. Dos Gringos – Tofu Salad Sandwich

In Northern Virginia
31. The Majestic – The Big Brat
32. Stardust Restaurant & Lounge – Chinese Pepper Steak & Cheese
33. Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli – Hell’s Kitchen Grilled
34. RT’s Restaurant – “Peacemaker” Oyster Loaf
35. Gadsby’s Tavern – The Queen Isabella
36. Harry’s Tap Room – Crawfish Salad
37. Pie-tanza – Herb Chicken Salad Sandwich
38. Earl’s – The Mona Lisa (Go Earl's!)
39. Willow Restaurant – The Willow
40. Chutzpah – The “Fuggedaboudit”
41. 2941 Restaurant – Prosciutto di Parma Panini
42. Lucia’s – Redskins
43. Lightfoot Restaurant – Grilled Eggplant Open-Faced Sandwich
44. Tuscarora Mill Restaurant -- Texas Brisket “Au Jus”
45. Magnolia’s at the Mill Restaurant – Pork Souvlaki

In suburban Maryland
46. Heroes Pub – Beer-Battered Fish Sandwich
47. The Big Cheese & Sammie’s Deli – Brie & Apple
48. Chick & Ruth’s Delly – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin Reuben
49. Cosi – Fire-Roasted Veggie
50. Café X Press – Rock Creek Sandwich
51. Blue Fins Bar and Grill -- The Hillbilly
52. Big Cheese Restaurant – Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo Sub
53. Jeno’s Steaks – The Schubaca
54. U2 American Thai -- Asian Roasted Beef

* And I haven’t called to verify that all these places are open and still making all these sandwiches.

By The Food Section  |  January 8, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  Books  | Tags: Bonnie Benwick, books, sandwiches  
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I recommend the meatball sub at Marchones in Wheaton, MD. I swear they put a happy drug in it!

Posted by: jgluke | January 8, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse

This entire list is invalid because it does not include Roy's Place. Ray Foley has failed utterly. I callously dismiss his effort.

Posted by: Lindemann777 | January 14, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

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