Who doesn’t like things stuffed in between two pieces of bread? (If you answered “me,” you should stop reading this now, even though you’re probably lying to yourself.)
Although people can’t agree on the origin of the popular creation, it could be argued that people have been eating sandwiches since the first century. Regardless, it’s estimated that more than 300 million sandwiches are eaten each day! And that’s just in the United States. Whether you prefer simplicity or all the fixins’, here are three sandwiches you HAVE to eat in downtown Las Vegas:
Killer Grilled Cheese at eat.
Two thick cut pieces of buttered fresh sourdough bread with slices of aged cheddar cheese grilled until golden brown. No side is left behind; there's a toasted bread crunch with every bite. The melted cheese oozes out and when pulled apart is stringy goodness. Although it's perfectly good to eat on its own, this sandwich is served with the joint's "kick-ass tomato soup" served in a bowl big enough for dipping.
Cold Brown at The Goodwich
Served at both the downtown and southwest locations, the Cold Brown is definitely a "stacked-rite sandwich." The mouthwatering creation is the Las Vegas version of the hot brown originally created in 1923 at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Featured on many food lists, the sandwich is made with roast turkey, bacon, tomato, gruyere fondue and parsley. Customize it with add ons or enjoy as is on wheat, white or marble rye.
Pho Dipped Banh Mi at Le Pho
Banh Mi 101: A Vietnamese sandwich filled with a variety of ingredients such as meat, fresh and pickled vegetables and sauces served on a baguette. This one is made with slow cooked beef brisket, bean sprouts, red onion, basil, pickled daikon and carrots, jalapeño, Hoisin sauce and Sriracha. The mix of soft and crunchy textures and sweet, savory and spicy flavors creates a well-rounded bite. Just like the French Dip comes with beef broth or au jus, a side of pho is served with this banh mi; dipping optional, but recommended.
Natasha Shahani is a Public Information Officer for the city. Sometimes she likes to pretend she's a foodie influencer. Follow her adventures - @hitheresunshine.