Barbecue Roast Beef Sub
I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s worth repeating. Go to Linden Deli on a Wednesday around 11:30am. Ask for Mark or Greg. Tell them Kevin sent you. They will say, “Kevin who?”. Tell them my last name. They will still pretend not to know me, but they will. OH THEY WILL. Because I have eaten over 2,000 sandwiches from Linden Deli in my lifetime, and that is a low-end theory, friends.
Anyway, get the Wednesday special, which, for as long as I’ve been out of diapers, has been the barbecue roast beef sub, and add American cheese and hots. Watch them ladle that hot, simmering beef and cooked onions over the melty American and cold hots in the fresh sub roll, and wrap it up in white paper. Now order another one. They will look at you. “You sure you want two?” they may ask. “YES, OF COURSE I DO! I COULD PROBABLY EAT, LIKE, FOUR IF I WASN’T DIETING”, you need to respond, never showing any doubt in your face, because Mark and Greg can sense that doubt. Also, that second one will be way too much food. But it doesn’t matter. You’ll need something to eat on Thursday anyway.
-- Kevin Alexander, executive editor, Food and Drink