Isidorable


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This is a sandwich named after my newborn son. His name is Henry Isidor Dobish, and we thought that it was only proper that I make a sandwich for him.  I went down to <a href=www.ddelisubs.com>D’Deli</a> with my friend and fellow sandwich lover Phil, and while we were in line, I was thinking about things that should go on a sandwich that would be representative of what my awesome newborn was.

Well, lets see… he was only about 1 month old at the time, and he didn’t really do very much beside eat, sleep, poop, pee, and eat some more.  That and be really really cute and adorable.  My sister-inlaw coined the term Henry Isidorable, which I thought was perfect.  As I was going into my sandwich making decisions, I decided that I should utilize both classic symbolism, as well as visual representations of how awesome my child is.

So here goes,

The base of the sandwich is strong and hearty. A nice wheat bread, thick yet squishy, sort of like my baby. He came out at 9 lbs.  Next came a layer of spicy brown mustard because that is what baby poop looks like.  I also threw down some olives, because i like olives, and the olive branch is a symbol of peace.  So far he has brought joy and peace into my life, and I am sure he will continue to do so.

Then I did a layer of cheese, and I went with a classic cheddar. I should have gone with 2 types of cheese, or at least double the cheese, because the only thing he eats right now is boobs. Boobs=milk=cheese. Pretty easy.

Next was a layer of Baby Spinach (because he’s a baby and Emily loves spinach), some carrots (because he was jaundiced), and some sprouts (because he is growing like one!). I topped it off with a little bit of oil (because sometimes we have to put some baby oil on him to keep his skin all soft and cuddly).

Then I ate it, which I did not do to my baby.  The sandwich was good. it was a little heavy  on the spinach, and I would have liked to have a little bit more cheese, but the flavors were great.  It was nice and light, with a balance between the mustard and the cheddar.  Every bite was enjoyable, just as every minute I get to spend with my child is enjoyable.  I think with very little refinement, this sandwich could be a good addition to one of my standards…. One day Henry, you will get to make your own sandwiches.  Until then though, you have to eat the ones we make for you… and actually, you don’t even get to eat those.

Woody’s Veggie Stack Sandwich


Woody’s Pizza & Watering Hole does have more than pizza. They have some sandwiches that are hit or miss, but more often than not, they are a hit. I mean, they are not sandwich specialists by any means, but they do have a variety of breads, some good insides and veggies, and a limited selection of sauces and dressings.

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A double sandwich kind of day in the mountains


sometimes you’re lucky enough to be able to eat 2 sandwiches in the same day and you get to hang out with friends. a couple of weeks ago my friends and I went to ski in the sky chutes,

and I brought a sandwich.

don’t worry I put it in a sandwich protector so it wouldn’t get ruined.

after skiing the y chute we all sat around at the bottom and ate our

lunches. I

busted out my turkey sandwich with

lettuce,

mushrooms,

garlic

and a shitake vinegerette

on a

whole grain bread. It was

lightly toasted.

I couldn’t pile the meat on super thick, because I didn’t want to risk crushing the sandwich with the sandwich protector.
Given that it was after hiking, and after a little bit of survival skiing, and the sandwich was cold, it was still pretty tasty. This is a picture of it before it got eaten…
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Then we got on a bus, and my friend Hans fell asleep…. He did not eat as good of a sandwich as I did, so he was not as strong.
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After a bus ride and a short car ride, we ended up at the Breckenridge Brewery in Breckenridge. I have been here a number of times when folks come in from out of town, or after a day of skiing or a hut trip or something. They have good beers, good food, and they had on college basketball. I generally only care about 2 of those things. But, in case you are wondering, there are a couple of locations of the Breckenridge Brewery. Well, after some time of looking at the menu, debating as to whether or not this day was actually worthy of the title of the Sandwich Duo, I decided I wanted one of the things on this menu…

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Can you guess what I got? It was the fried chicken sandwich, asian style…..
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I think that I was expecting more of an actual fried chicken, not just a fried breaded chicken cutlet… I think my mind was hoping for more along the lines of a crispy fried chicken, but when it got there, I was suddenly hungry again, and the sandwich highly complemented my glass of water and my agave wheat ale.

While the sandwich looked like it was missing things, there was sauce, onions, lettuce, tomato, chicken, and a pretty thick bun. The sauce was some sort of terriyaki/hoisen/soy sauce blend that had been reduced. It tasted ok, but didn’t blow me out of the water. Maybe it was because my body and taste buds were tiered, and maybe its because the sandwich just needed something. Anyway, I ate it, and I would eat it again.

Overall Sandwich Rating: B
Presentation: B-
Structure: A-
Flavors: A-

Non-Sandwich Related:
Atmosphere: A (locals bar, but has a good vibe)
Service: B (its a busy place, and they have to deal with a lot of tourists)
Price: B (in a tourist town….but you get good portions)

Potato, Potahtoe…. Fratellis, Fratellos.


Remember when you were much younger and your imagination ran wild and chunk comes up and is about to pass out because he is winded and scared and he smells like he might have crapped himself but you aren’t really sure, but he is blabbering about there being bullet holes in the back of a jeep 4×4?

Remember when you tried to look for one eyed willy, but you ended up having to deal with a crazy old lady who threatened to cut out your friends tounge, and a couple of brothers that reminded you of a bad slapstick comedy? Well, I don’t either, but I do remember watching the movie Goonies enough times to think that it may have actually been a part of my reality.
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Oh D’Deli, I cannot stress how much I missed you


Yep, its true. I have so dearly missed you.

I was having a hankering for a really good sandwich and I haven’t been to my favorite D’Deli in a while. I walked in and waited in line, and noticed while I was in there they had taken down some of the signs, and it looked like they were doing a little bit of updating. They were of course as busy and as cheerful as they always are…

Since it had been a while, I was checking out the new additions to the accessories menu…. wasabi aioli, pickled ginger, asparagus? what? Anyway, this is what I came up with…

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It is a turkey sandwich on wheat bread, with some (in this order, from bottom to top) wasabi aioli, turkey, crispy fried onions, pickled ginger, cranberry glaze (with cranberries), sprouts, roasted red peppers, basil, cilantro, red onions, almond slivers, terriyaki sauce, and a little bit more wasabi aioli.

Overall Rating: A
presentation: A-
Structure: A+
Flavors: A
Strengths: It had strong flavors, lots of combinations, but balanced well. Good for you, very fresh tasting.
Weaknesses: Could have had some garlic on there… mmmm garlic. otherwise, none.

Non-Sandwich Related:
Atmosphere: A+
Service: A+
Price: A (you get a lot of sandwich…)

Boom Boom Down, Don’t Tell them I’m the Informer


Some light listening as you read this blog…..

So I went to Boulder a while ago…. a long while ago, and while I didn’t get kicked out for being a snitch, I did have a pretty good sandwich.
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