Downtown Las Vegas is the Sandwich Capital of the World
(Photo by Cierra Pedro)
Do you like a good sandwich?
I know I do.
(Photo by Jon Estrada)
….the better to expedite his eating and not interfere with his gambling habit.
Whether you subscribe to this English lineage (that some have called England’s greatest contribution to gastronomy), or to more ancient origins, there is no denying the toothsome quality of placing good proteins between two pieces of fluffy and fresh bread.
Whether your taste runs to compressing that bread, a la a Cuban sandwich at Siegel’s 1941:
….or grilling it, as in this delectable patty melt at Du-par’s:
…Downtown Las Vegas has a murder’s row of sandwich restaurants that will fill every craving.
At the top of the page is Le Pho’s justifiably famous Banh Mi Beef Dip, which takes a back seat not at all to Zydeco Po-Boys’ fried shrimp beauty:
…served (if you’re smart enough to order it this way) with maybe the best skinny fried onion rings on earth:
And if all of these animal proteins offend your tender, vegan sensibilities, you can always tuck into a most excellent veggie burger at VegeNation:
The king of all of these sandwich shops is, of course, The Goodwich:
…which never met a protein-veggie-bread combination it didn’t think it could improve upon.
And if those aren’t enough to convince you that Downtown Las Vegas is sandwich heaven, consider that downtown has two outlets of Capriotti’s — the original location on West Sahara and one in the Clark County Courthouse — where you can get the “world famous Bobbie”:
…or, as we like to call it, an entire Thanksgiving feast on a roll.
Not convinced that Downtown is the Sandwich Capital of the World? (Or at least Las Vegas?) Then feast your eyes on this concupiscent beauty: