This is a sandwich I had a month ago…. it was from D’Deli. It was very yummy, but my stomach was bothering me a little bit. I was hoping that the curry would help me out, and the honey would as well, but the relief was temporary…

It had honey, curry aioli, olive tapanade, fried onions, garlic, turkey, pickled ginger, cilantro, basil, and sprouts


It was kind of a mess, and I wasn’t sure about the curry and the olive tapanade together, but they were on different sides…. the cilantro and ginger balanced it out between the flavors. Not really sure I would get it again, but I don’t know if I just wasn’t feeling it because of the stomach bug or because it was sort of flavor overload…. Maybe I will go back and order it again, just to see… maybe add in some mushrooms and some mixed greens? or take out the tapanade…. i dunno….

Overall Sandwich Rating: B+
Presentation: B+
Structure: A
Flavors: B+ (I think there may have been too many)

Non-Sandwich Related:
Atmosphere: A+
Service: A+
Price: A+


The Jewzer: A story of time untold

So I have been making sandwiches for a while, and I am a big fan of taste theory. I really like to mix a lot of stuff together, but I also want a sandwich that is memorable when you are finished eating it. In fact, I like to have a sandwich that is easy to describe the taste elements, as well as be able to have some kind of intense flavor combos. the Jewzer is one of these sandwiches.

The Jewzer first came to fruition at D’Deli in downtown Golden, CO. It is a great sandwich shop that uses the freshest italian bread, amazing veggies, and lets you put whatever you want on your sandwich. The prices are good, and everything is super fresh. I used to go in and order this sandwich before it was called the Jewzer, and finally Al the Owner decided he needed to try it. Here is the recipe:

• Fresh Italian Bread
• Roast Beef
• honey
• Spinach
• Artichoke hearts
• Jalepenos
• Sundried Tomatoes
• Cucumbers
• Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper

Here is how you do it: Slice open the bread, be liberal with the honey (directly against the bread, so it soaks in and doesn’t get all over the place), lay down the Roast Beef, then the artichoke hearts, cukes, and spinach. Put the jalepenos and sundried on next, then spread on the olive oil, S&P. Close up the sandwich and cut it in half. Eat and enjoy. The jalepenos inside separate from the honey are a good way to prevent the tastes from balancing each other out so quickly. They will eventually, but the honey hits your tongue first, then the jalepenos give you a kick as you chew. It sounds a little odd, but it is really awesome.

If you make a big sandwich and cut it into smaller chunks, it is a great party platter. A Challah bread is a great way to make a big platter of these sandwiches. The egg in the challah is a little odd, but the bread is sweet so it goes well with the honey. A good vegetarian option is to use smoked gouda instead of the roast beef….

Here is a picture of the sandwich as a sandwich of the day:

Here is a picture of the namesake of the sandwich, while hosting a sandwich:

Rosh Hashanah Sandwich: A new year slice of sweetness between the bread

La Shana Tova to all. When most people think about Rosh Hashanah, they don’t think about sandwiches do they? I mean, what are your favorite traditional jewish foods? When you think about the jewish New Year, what foods come to mind? I think of the ones that my grandma still makes around this holiday for the brunch after services at the beachhouse. I think about the brisket, the kugel, the bagels and cream cheese, the sweet potatoes and honey, the apples and honey, the raisin challah in the round loaf… with a little bit of salt…. so good. I think about eating my way through the afternoon, and being full all through the night.

Well, Emily and I hosted a Rosh Hashana Dinner the other day, and we had a lot of food… we had 2 types of kugel, a brisket, sweet potatoes, fresh-homemade tomato soup (with tomatos and basil from the garden), and plenty of challah. Apple pie for dessert, and we were good to go. I was sufficiently stuffed from all of this food… but really what I couldn’t wait for was the leftovers…. and the sandwiches to be made from said leftovers. My favorite part of thanksgiving is the turkey sandwiches after the meal, and one of my favorite parts of rosh hashanah is being able to reflect upon the year, notice the changes, and look forward to a sweet, happy, and healthy new year. i also like the sandwiches made out of leftovers.

What goes into a sandwich made out of rosh hashanah leftovers? that is a good questions. Whatever you want. This is what my sandwich looked like:

My sandwich went kind of like this:
Step 1: Prepare the ingredients. Slice off a really big piece of raisin challah. Heat up the 3 pieces brisket with onions and apricot preserves, 2 sweet potato pieces and honey (total; 1/2 sweet potato); 1 piece potato kugel. Pull out some mixed greens.
Step 2: Toast the bread: I probably should have put it in the toaster oven to give it a little more structure, but I pan toasted it in a cast iron skillet. The first 2 pieces I burned, but the second 2 were pretty good…. A touch of oil, but other than that, nothing else on them.
Step 3: Start with the spreads: I put a couple of spoonfuls of apricot preserves on one side, and the sweet potatoes on the other side. spread the sweet potatoes pretty thin, but you want things to stick in there.
Step 4: Start Layering: On the side with the apricot, I start laying out the brisket. You don’t want to overlap too much, but 3 pieces fit perfectly on the piece of challah that I sliced. After the brisket, I added the mixed greens, then a layer of honey, and then the potato kugel, which is separated and spread out so that it is even. This goes right against the sweet potatoes… If i had any of the tomato soup left, i might have put a little bit between the sweet potatoes and the kugel, but I didn’t, so there.

Then…. you eat. Because the bread wasn’t super firm, you needed to have a good grip on the sandwich. I probably could have cut it in half, but that seemed to take the fun out of it. It was tough to eat the whole sandwich in one sitting, given that it was basically a whole plate of food shoved into a sandwich….

Here is me eating the sandwich:

my rating: **** only 4 because of the bread’s structural integrity.

Another Fine D’Deli Sandwich: Turkey, Siracha, Honey, Pesto, Roasted Garlic, Sunflower Seeds and lots of greens

This sandwich was another fine example of why my local deli is so great…. the encourage people to put lots of stuff on their sandwiches and be creative. they want you to take some time in the line and enjoy your time there.

I was working on my house and was sort of hungry, so my roommate and I went down to D’Deli. He went with the Bahn Mi, which is a favorite of mine, but I wanted a variation of it. I went with a big turkey sandwich, but on one side of the bread i put a little bit of Siracha, some roasted garlic, some honey, and some chipotle aioli. On the other side I put some pesto. And then some sunflower seeds. Then I put down some turkey, on the side with the pesto. Then on top of that I put down some carrots…. then some sprouts… then some mixed greens. there was some fresh basil and cilantro in there. there were some red peppers in there as well… all in all, it was a very flavorful sandwich. here is a picture of it… being yummy.

But I think something went wrong somewhere….
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Garlic, Horseradish Cheese and Fried Egg on a Cornbread Tostada

So we have already covered that Dunkin Donuts is more american than Cornbread and American Cheese, so i had to step it up a little with this next breakfast sandwich. I wasn’t feeling super creative, but I had already had my donut for the morning from Dunkies….. I decided I would try and mix it up a little with something between southern comfort food, and a little more exotic sandwich.
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Another yummy D’Deli Sandwich, inspired by soup

So it rained all weekend, but we aren’t going to talk about that. My roommate and I really wanted soups, so we went to the google machine. I knew what the answer was going to be, but I asked, “where to get good soup, golden CO” and sure enough, D’Deli showed up as the number one option.

We walked down there in the drizzle, and waited inside to order…. i opted for the soup and sandwich combo, because it was a cold day, but i wanted something more than soup. I also wanted a sandwich to warm me up, but not a hot sandwich. that is what the soup was for. I ordered a turkey sandwich on white bread, with some special love.

I am going to give you a list of the ingredients… can you guess the order that they went on the sandwich? Please leave your comment below. Turkey, Roasted Garlic, Honey, Siracha, terryaki sauce, sprouts, roasted red peppers, basil, cilantro, corn and beans, carrots, crispy fried onions, and S&P. Now you tell me the order, but here is a picture of the soup and sandwich combo to get your mouth watering!

Breakfast is an important meal…

Breakfast is an important meal, and sandwiches are a big part of that if you are me. I like breakfast sandwiches. I tried to make a sandwich with french toast once, and that didn’t really work. I have made sandwiches out of waffles and pancakes and that works sometimes.

In fact, Dunkin Donuts has a breakfast sandwich on a waffle now… In addition to their croissant sandwich. I like croissant breakfast sandwiches, assuming the croissant is good… too fresh and it compresses too much, to old, and it is too flaky and it makes a mess.

You know how I feel about bagel sandwiches, and bread sandwiches for breakfast can be ok, if it is an egg sandwich, or lox and cream cheese on a pumpernickle or something…. what is the perfect breakfast sandwich bread?

What do you think? Is it an english muffin, with all the nooks and crannies? is it a piece of toast? I’ll tell you what it is…
it is a fresh made biscuit. Biscuits and gravy go well together, biscuits and hash browns go well, and so do biscuits and eggs. Mix them all together with a little bit of maple syrup and you have yourself a sandwich.

you have yourself a really tasty sandwich. They are sometimes 2 bite sized, and sometimes they are bigger, but they are always tasty, especially with a little bit of honey butter on there as well…. mmmmmm

This sandwich is from Davie’s Chuck Wagon