In trying to sideswipe political ads this fall, I kept running across a radio ad for Potbelly for one of its new sandwiches.
What was more interesting was that the premise of the ad was that one guy had drafted this sandwich in a sandwich fantasy league.
Fantasy leagues have a certain niche in our society, mostly among men. And tying in sandwiches to that has a certain appeal within that niche.
But you do have to wonder what kind of sandwiches would make a fantasy league?
Would it depend on the quality of ingredients? The number of ingredients, as in a Dagwood sandwich.
Is it the ideal ratio of bread to ingredients? Extremely spicy? Fresh? Does it involve homegrown tomatoes (with homage to Guy Clark)?
Unfortunately, I couldn't remember which sandwich Potbelly was offering in the ad, so I don't know if it would qualify.
I appreciated the Hardees sourdough burger for its ideal mix of ingredients: bacon, tomato, and onion-mayo with a burger on toasted sourdough bread.
This past spring, I had an amazing crab sandwich a slice of tomato on garlic sourdough at AT&T Park, home of the World Champion San Francisco Giants.
Grilled chicken and bacon has always gone together well on a sandwich. I experimented with steamed scallops with bacon on a French bread bun covered in garlic butter. Then I sauteed the scallops and the sandwich was even better.
Lawry's Prime Rib has an expensive prime rib sandwich: bun, meat, and au jus -- but it is so good.
Maybe your favorite sandwich was on a trip to Paris, or from a sandwich truck.
There are so many more possibilities: submit your ideal fantasy league #1 sandwich pick. it could be one you make, or one someone made, or from a restaurant.
Let us know what you think. Any way you slice it, a good sandwich is worth celebrating.