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Supermercado Sandy Spectacular: New York

Back in the day, I took Colorado-area supermarkets to the test, twice, in the grand Supermercado Sandy Spectacular, wherein I compared the Big Three Denver deli offerings: King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons.

As it turns out, New York City has supermarkets too, and they, too, house deli counters. As logic dictates, they PWN. Here's why:
  • Quality: Two words: Boar's Head. The meat 'n' cheese gold standard, sold at a premium in Colorado, is simply the standard in NY. This means you know what you're getting, and the getting's good.

  • Variety: We're not talking turkey, ham, roast beef and salami. We're talking turkey, cracked pepper turkey, mesquite turkey, pastrami turkey and Salsalito turkey. Bread, too — think Kaiser rolls, heroes, crusty, soft, big, small, etc.

  • Freshness: Like sushi, good deli is fresh deli. If you get a sandy in a New York supermarket, they carve the fillings up thin off the slab. Say no to pre-sliced, pre-weighed plastic-and-wax-paper-packaged piles of cheese.
Real world example

Today, via Key Food, I enjoyed a buffalo chicken and pepper jack sandwich on challah with tomatoes and spicy mustard. Oh, it was good. The mustard was expertly spread on the inner bun. The cheese was razor thin. The bread was sweet and oh, the kick, the kick of the chili peppered fillings. Magic for under five bucks (graciously donated by It's What's Between's new traffic guru/tour guide Justin following my unfortunate separation from my wallet in a Puerto Rican gas station). Hells yes.


Justin James said…
incredible... great accompanying photo too! harhar...ew
Vanessa said…
very very creepy
and very coincidental
I was in Barnes and Noble earlier today and overheard some high schoolers talking about Lord of the Flies and went secretly into a mental diatribe about it, picturing the Pig's head.. and lo and behold, it's here!!!
Vanessa said…
oh, PS: I had to look up waffle sandwich. you should contribute to this site!
Alex Headrick said…
The Sandyblog knows all, sees all. Thanks for the heads up on Serious Sandwiches. I had no idea people were doing such heavy work on the waffle sandwich front. I'll need to weigh in.
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