We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
My boys are, though. I love PBJ, they can't stand it. Don't know why.
Around here, down on the Rutgers campus, there is something known as the "Grease Trucks". My elder son introduced me to them. They are a frightening sight, but the food is amazing.
If you can eat a certain number (I think it's 6) sandwiches in an hour, you get to create and name a sandwich. As a result, these trucks are covered with all kinds of crazy sandwich concoctions - some are just amazingly good. Others I'm not sure I'd even go near.
Of course, if you saw the trucks themselves, you'd probably avoid eating there altogether. But it's worth it, I can guarantee you.
Oh, and I forgot to mention. Taylor Pork Roll? God's gift to cardiologists. Oh Lord that is good stuff. I know I was raised on the Jersey Shore because I scarf that down like it's going out of style.
My boys love it, too. My wife can't stand it. Which just means more for us. Pork Roll with cheese. Pork Roll on a burger. I don't care what it's on, it makes everything better. I sent some Taylor out to a friend of mine in Cincinnati to keep him happy for a week.
There's nothing like the Thanksgiving Leftover sammich, but D'Angelo Sub shops (New England) have one called Thanksgiving Toasted available all year. Their website is dysfunctional, but : THANKSGIVING TOASTED $5.99, 6.99, 7.99 On a sub roll or as a wrap:
Thin slices of turkey breast topped with stuffing, cranberry sauce and mayonnaise. All toasted together and served with a side of hot gravy.
I guess my brain is too stressed out on politics right now. I opened your post expecting it to be some essay on the country - you know, the liberal coasts are the bread and the conservative middle is the meat - or some such image. But sometimes a sandwich is just a sandwich. (Looks mighty good, I must say).
Here is southern NJ, we're enjoying a great harvest of Jersey Tomato's which my wife and I indulge at every chance. We like em with mozzarella and oil or balsamic but keeping on topic, sliced Jersey uglies on toasted white or potato bread with mayo, salt and pepper is a treat we wait ten months for. It is heavenly...
Love LOVE Fluffernutters! The 'true' kind of fluff, made in Lynn, MA, is hard to come by here in San Francisco. I finally discovered a store chain out here called World Market/Cost Plus that carries it. I scoop a couple a jars at a time. (I even order my Cain's Tartar Sauce online! Gotta have the real stuff.)
I second the roast beef at Kelly's. But it's got to be at the Revere Beach location. Something about the salt air. Route 1 in Saugus doesn't count.
Oh, and I'll second Taylor's Pork Roll. My family is from NJ and trips to visit always included these.