Judy Allen for Tulsa World
‘I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit down in peace and eat a sandwich. – Liz Lemon on ’30 Rock’
The past two years have been especially tough for existing restaurants, and it’s been even tougher for the brave souls who have decided to open in the midst of a global pandemic.
But nothing has stopped these sandwich heroes. You could even say that the pandemic has encouraged the business since sandwiches fit so well into our new take-out lifestyles and comfort food.
Here’s a roundup of the hottest local sandwich news. See what we did there?
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Spooky sandwiches from Dracula Sandwich, the McNellie Group’s newest deli business, offer a whole range of varieties, most with a nod to Transylvania. From submarines to clubs, vampire-inspired monikers lend a comic air to these stacked creations. But unlike Dracula himself, these sandwiches don’t suck.
A popular choice, “Mirrors and Sunlight,” consists of slices of challah bread stuffed with Korean fried chicken in Thai chili sauce, jalapeño aioli, pickled cucumbers, cilantro, and fried wontons. “Steak Through the Heart,” Dracula Sandwich’s take on a classic Philly cheesesteak, features shaved brisket, Swiss Mornay and Gruyere sauce (no “whiz” here), Guinness peppers and onions on a hoagie. Puns aside, the loaded Italian sub (filled with bologna, pepperoni, salami, provolone, mayo, lettuce, tomato, red onion, red wine vinegar, and oregano on a hoagie) is a generous offering. These sandwiches are substantial in size – sandwiches served on hoagie rolls come in half portions; homemade rye sourdough sandwiches and other breads are only available in whole portions. All sandwiches come with a big wedge of dill pickle. Sides include fries, smoked potato salad, Brussels sprout salad, and mac and cheese.