If you've recovered from your candy-induced post-Halloween food coma, listen up. It's time to eat
healthy a sandwich. National Sandwich Day is today, November 3, and that means there are free and cheap sandwiches a short drive from where you're sitting, probably.
Why is this happening? Well, it only kind of makes sense. The sandwich was popularized by John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, in the 18th century. He liked to be served a little beef between a couple slices while playing cards, and friends would ask to be served "the same as Sandwich." That's how we get to the sandwich, thankful that the Earl's name wasn't Harvey Horseanus, Earl of Cat Diarrhea.
November 3 is the Earl's birthday. We carbo-load to honor him.