So what do you call a sandwich without bread? Is it still a sandwich? Would a sandwich by any other name still taste as good? What is the sandwich equivalent of “blue-balls”? More importantly, what do you do to relieve it?
Well, if you go back and look at what I think a sandwich is, with toasted bread, fine ingredients layered so carefully, and dressings or toppings that add extra flavor, then you would agree that you cannot have a sandwich without bread…. or some other kind of bread-like substance.
The other day I went into my favorite sandwich shop D’Deli and asked for a sandwich with no bread. The owner said… “a sandwich with no bread?”
I said “yes”.
He looked at me. I leaned over the counter and said… “Really, a sandwich with no bread. Pretend like you are going to make me a vegetarian sandwich, just don’t put it on the bread. Pretend it threw up or something…” He laughed and smiled.
“oh. you want a salad” he smirked.
“No. I want a sandwich without bread. It sounds better that way to me.”
The pickles were a little weird, but everything else was pretty tasty.