Pimento Cheese Egg-in-the-Hole

Pimento Cheese Egg-in-the-Hole

For the second half of my life, I’ve been listening to my friend Maggie describe the breakfast dish that is served at her family’s house each Easter, which they call “Jesus in the Tomb.” As I sit down to write this, though, I realize that I don’t have the foggiest idea of what is actually… 

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Steak and Cheese (South End Grocery)

Steak and Cheese from South End Grocery

Today’s sandwich is the “Steak and Cheese” from South End Grocery in Rockland. It combines roast beef, American cheese, onions, peppers, and mushrooms, served hot on a six inch submarine roll Location: 967 South Main Street, Rockland Price:$5.25 Notes: Can someone please explain why exactly it is that I am only discovering the sandwich counter… 

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The “Big Whip” (Whippers Pizza)

Whipper's Pizza Big Whip

Today’s sandwich is the “Big Whip” from Whippers Pizza in Augusta. It combines ham, salami, Genoa salami, bacon, American cheese, provolone cheese, onions, tomatoes, pickles, and mayonnaise on a gigantic loaf of Italian bread. Location: 9 Bangor Street, Augusta Price:$14.95 Notes: I wish I could say it was the first time I had sat in… 

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Curried Chicken (Homemade)

Curried Chicken Sandwich

Today’s sandwich is the “Curried Chicken Sandwich.” It combines curry-brined grilled chicken breast, a fennel and red onion slaw, and fresh dill on grilled sourdough bread. Notes: You know how The People Who Know About Food Who Are On TV (TPWKAFWAOTV) are constantly talking about the notion of “layering flavor?” That’s just a buzzwordy way… 

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Meatloaf Parmigiana (Homemade)

Meatloaf Parmigiana Sandwich

Today’s sandwich is the hot “Meatloaf Parmigiana.” It combines sliced meatloaf, provolone and fresh mozzarella cheeses, tomato sauce, and spicy banana peppers on a crusty French loaf. Notes: I’ll be upfront with you on this one. This isn’t a complicated recipe. It’s just a really, really good idea, and I wanted to share it with… 

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Eric MacLaren (Clan MacLaren)

Clan MacLaren

Today’s sandwich is the “Eric MacLaren” from Clan MacLaren in Rockland. It combines salami, provolone, green pepper, tomato, onion, black olives, pickles, and olive oil on a sub roll. Location: 395 Main Street, Rockland Price:$8.25 Notes: Before we get going, the briefest confession: In the four days since I have discovered Clan MacLaren (and by… 

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“The Antipasto” (Homemade)

Antipasto Sandwich

Today’s sandwich is “The Antipasto.” It combines Genoa salami, spicy pepperoni, sliced provolone, pepperoncini peppers, sun dried tomatoes, an artichoke and olive tapenade, and anchovy mayonnaise on thick slices of Italian bread. Notes: On the holidays of my childhood, we would gather around bedsheet-covered card tables with my mothers aunts, uncles, cousins, their kids, my… 

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Smoked Turkey with Wasabi Mayo and Brie (Dot’s Market)

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Today’s sandwich is the Smoked Turkey with Wasabi Mayo and Brie from Dot’s Market in Lincolnville. It combines juicy smoked turkey, wasabi mayonnaise, brie, and grated carrots on country white bread. Location: 2457 Atlantic Highway (Rt 1), Lincolnville Price: $7.50 Notes: I always notice Dot’s on the right side of Route 1 in Lincolnville, as… 

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