You know what's the best? The second season of One Tree Hill. But you know what else is the best? The end part of the third season. But you know what else-else is the best? Lots and lots of glorious sandwiches. And to celebrate that third fact, we present to you the top five sandwiches in all of Cap City. Eat your heart out, Chad Michael Murray:
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Mount Vernon Square
This place. This freaking place. SUNdeVICH is the favorite sandwich shop you had growing up that your dad told you to NEVER mention to anyone. Well, sorry about that, Dad, but people need to know about the jerk chicken, pineapple salsa, spicy slaw Kingston. Oh, and this place wins "Best Sandwich Shop" in all the local publications you shouldn't be reading.
Suckling Pig, G
Mike Isabella: you may have heard of him from such awesome spots as Graffiato, Kapnos, G Sandwich shop, and Peach Pit: After Dark. So, outside of the last one that he's not actually associated with, you know the man does great food, like G's jaw-dropping hoagie packed with mustard greens, spicy apple mostarda, and suckling pig spit-roasted next door at Kapnos.
4 Meat Grinder, Stachowski's
"Hey, you. Yeah, the wise guy wearing several pastel polos. Ever had a real deli sandwich? Didn't think so. So take your mother's credit card over to this GT deli and grab the 4 Meat Grinder packed w/ salami, coppa, mortadella, soppressata, Provolone, hot peppers, and house vinaigrette. And then give me your mother's credit card."
Chick Chick, Woodward Takeout Food
Just blocks from our Commander-in-Chief, you, too, should throw a government-style meltdown if you don't get the Chick Chick: fried chicken breast, bread & butter pickles, bacon, Boston lettuce, cranberry relish, and mayonnaise on a toasted bun.
The Roast Beef, MGM Roast Beef
Their "about us" page on the website is completely empty, and here's why: no one's ever been on there, because people are too damn busy taking down the braised roast beef brisket on onion poppy bread w/ beef au jus, sautéed onions, and fresh horseradish.
Thinking about breakfast on your morning commute? Look no further than Woodward Takeout Food. Their food is so good it'll have you saying, "WTF, why haven't I been here before?"
Mike Isabella's grab 'n go sandwich shop "G" is doing up jaw-dropping meaty hoagies with most of the meat spit roasted next door at Kapnos.
Whether you're on the go with only time for a breakfast sammie or you want to tackle one of their hand-carved sandwiches topped with cranberry chutney, you can't go wrong with MGM.
A sandwich shop tucked behind Seasonal Pantry and Lamont Bishop Gallery, SUNdeVICH's got more plants than seats, and serves up nine sammies named after international cities, like the ground beef & lamb/ yogurt/ sumac onions Istanbul, the skirt steak/ fried onions/ chimichurri Buneos Aires, and the hummus/ cucumber/ brined veggies Cairo.
A farmer's market vet now has the meatiest corner store of them all, with a pig chalkboard displaying daily sandwiches, and deli cases rocking gourmet options like chicken bratwurst (w/ a cider-soaked apple/ sage/ nutmeg), port- & juniper-spiced duck, and a bay leaf/ toasted oats pork they're calling "Banger, English style", so you'll want to eat it with the lights off, try not to move around too much, and wish each other well afterward with a firm handshake.