It's easy to get caught in a lunchtime rut, especially when the food truck guy sees you coming and immediately starts cutting the crusts off that PB&J. To remedy the situation, we've asked the Hub's top sandwich slingers to whip up exclusive summer specials designed specifically for Thrillist readers, all of which'll be available by request through the end of July.
The Flux Capacitor: All Star Sandwich Bar (Johnny Diamantopoulos)
Inspired by the Chef's favorite flick, this C'bridge spot offers up an ancho chile/blood orange braised short rib number on grilled ciabatta topped w/ guacamole, spicy sweet corn jicama slaw, and smoked gouda, also what Michael J. Fox did pre-agreeing to make the third Back to the Future. And Mars Attacks!
The Kraken: Flour I, South End (Corey Johnson)
The dude at South End's bakery/cafe draws his inspiration from the sea with a grilled brioche hot dog bun stuffed with Maine crab salad, tarragon aioli, and butter lettuce, whose head is almost worse than its face.
The E-Dizzle: Cutty's (Erwin Chuk)
Inspired by Arby's classic Roast Beef, the ED takes it up a notch by piling butter-brushed French Pullman with roast beef and Swiss, slathering it with a horseradish-smoked paprika sauce, and using a panini press to crisp it -- don't get too comfortable at the top, Arby's.
The Buttery Spicy Meatloaf: South End Buttery (Richard Gordon)
The only thing better than eating meatloaf is eating meatloaf wrapped in bacon and topped with Manchego cheese, chipotle aioli, and a rosemary onion jam, which goes on for like 23 minutes before you realize they're not even playing rosemary onion anymore... what is this, anyway? Rift? Scent of a Mule?
The Grilled Yellow Italian: Flour II, Fort Point Channel (Jeffrey Stevens)
The Fort Point outpost's offering's got prosciutto, roasted yellow peppers, yellow tomato, spinach, fresh mozzarella, and red pepper flakes, which always promise they'll go on the sandwich until they're all "crap, I totally forgot to set my alarm". (Only available Mon-Fri, starting July 12).
The Canadian Cheesesteak: Mike & Patty's (Mike Fitzhenry and Patty Sinaiko)
Identifying the Philly cheesesteaks' flawed lack of bacon, the Bay Village favorite replaces steak w/ authentic unsmoked sweet-cured Canadian pig rolled in cornmeal and sauteed w/ peppers/onions/jalapeños, then stuffed into a roll with melted American and Jack, also the name of a sitcom based on the weather the last week in New England. And the chick from Jack and Jill.