Nobody gets me like you do sandwich

Nobody gets me like you do sandwich

 
On this special day, we have outsourced this blog to a pro sandwich lover, the one and only Marne Orenich. The girl has sandwich tattoos on her body, what more sandwich street cred do you need? Enjoy her recommendations!
 
I would never call myself a "foodie" (wretch), and I admit that I've been slippin' on checking out the ridiculous amount of awesome restaurants popping up in the Burgh, but if there is one thing I know to be real and true, it's that I am obsessed with sandwiches. If you want proof, you can talk to Bree, who drove 7 hours across the state with me to go to the Sandwich Club summit last year, or the tattoo artist who permanently drilled a hoagie onto my ribs on the way back from said summit (Bree got a grilled cheese on her leg). 
 
For National Sandwich Day, my dear friend Amanda asked me to write a little something, so I thought I'd share a handful of my favorite sandos from our delicious city. 
 
Buffalo Chicken Hoagie- Spak Bros
Spak Bros knows how to do a hoagie. I delight in anything buffalo-related, so I go with grilled chicken (to be healthy, right?), and ditch the veggies (wait, that's not that healthy), provolone cheese, and of course blue cheese on the side (yes, double cheese). Honorable mention to the Seitan Melt (or "Smelt") that every vegan or vegetarian in PGH is obsessed with. 
 
Tuna Melt- Hanlon's (Crafton)
Hanlon's is a little treasure, and a favorite of everyone I work with in Crafton. Their Tuna Melt isn't anything fancy, but it's done perfectly on toasty bread with cheese and tomato. 
 
Banh Mi- brillobox
Everyone I know LOVES this sammie. I actually prefer the tofu version, even though I eat meat, but pork and chicken are also available. I recommend getting the optional jalapeƱos if you like it spicy. (Please note that I do know of Lucy and her magical Bahn Mi's in the Strip, but our beloved Rick Sebak has already highlighted her, so I thought I'd give brillo a deserved shout out.)
 
Baba Jaga- Apteka
Described as "Veg pate, Polish pickles, smoked onion remoulade, pickled beet, mustard, house seed bread", it didn't necessarily appeal to me until I tried half of my friend's. It immediately blew me away and became a sandwich I knew I'd come back for. 
 
Rosemary Braised Beef- Gaucho Parilla Argentina
This one is memorable on flavor and size. When I first got it, I knew there was no way I could finish it in one go. Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs, and this beef is perfect. 
 
I wanted to keep this list short n sweet, but if you're hungry for more, I'd suggest watching Rick Sebak's Sandwiches That You Will Like, a must see for any sando lover. In closing, I ask you what Rick asks at the end of his tasty documentary: Which is more important in a sandwich? The bread, or the filling?  A true question for the ages...
 
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