Food & Drink

Is the North Shore Roast Beef Sandwich the Ultimate All-American Treat?

Published On 09/24/2019 Published On 09/24/2019
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Jason Hoffman/Thrillist
The sandwich is a Northern Massachusetts cultural touchstone as identifiable as a hamburger, like fried clams, and black raspberry ice cream.
In my hometown, there was the Big Gun roast beef (the one everyone knew about and heralded) and the Small Guy (the local go-to establishment for a hot sandwich).
A New England roast beef is soft, but not soggy. It yields. And a worthwhile gem should yield.