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This would be good information for anyone planning to take a road trip. Sample a special sandwich in each state. Getting off the Interstate to sample the sandwiches would also provide much-needed rest stops.
I've got a better version !! Peanut Butter, fresh summer sliced peaches, bacon on white (or sourdough) toast. It can also be served on a delicate whole wheat--not one of those breads that hurt when you eat them!
Yum, grilled pineapple is also good on a grilled hamburger with fig sauce! That's a NJ recipe.
I live right by the sandwich shop cited in the article for Maine Lobster Rolls, and Red's Eats in Wiscasset is not located "just steps from the Atlantic Ocean" as the writer wishes it were...it's at least 15 miles north of the Atlantic, but it is located on the Sheepscot River which will eventually lead you to the Gulf of Maine and the Atlantic Ocean...just to set the record straight.
They got North Carolina's pork bar-b-que sandwich and Louisiana's Mouffaletta (though they could have chosen any number of Po-boys which are oysters, shrimp, roast beef, cold cuts, or whatever you have on French bread, too). The thing they didn't mention about the Moufaletta is that the olive salad that is on it was (and maybe still is) called WOP salad (because it is an Italian salad). Just one of those fun facts to know and tell!
As a former Nutmegger, I never knew the official state sammich was a lobster roll from Noank. Huh - learn something new everyday.
I will say that of all the sammiches I'm had in my life, the muffaletta tops the list. And not the Central Grocery ones, but a place right off the Tulane campus (probably isn't there anymore post Katrina) where the bread is fresh baked, the fixin's aren't skimped on and the olive salad is divine.
Second only to the BLT which is a favorite anywhere you go.