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NYMag Sandwich List #80: Torta Ahogada, La Superior

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Just this week, New York Magazine published its list of “The 101 Best Sandwiches in New York.”  Now, seeing as we love lists, food, and New York — the trifecta — this list kind of hit the sweet spot.  I’m sure we’re not alone in our desire to eat our way through the whole list, but we’re gonna go for it and document it.  Inasmuch as we have eaten very few of the sandwiches described, you might say a whole world has opened up before us.

Anyway, let the eating commence!  (And let The Trenchermen blog awaken from its slumber!).  This is the first of what will hopefully be (at least) 101 posts based on this list.  Ambitious and awesome, I know.

Last night, I went to La Superior in Williamsburg and ordered the Torta Ahogada, sandwich #80 on the NYMag list. Read the rest of this entry »


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June 4, 2010 at 11:10 am

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Mexican Hot Dogs (August 2009)

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mexican.hotdogsThis will be a quick post about something we can hopefully elaborate on sometime soon. 

In July, my sister and her kids visited New York from Arizona for about a week.  During that time, I did my best to share with them some of the great food in New York, including a current New York favorite food, the banh mi.  My sister asked, half-seriously, if “Mexican” (or “Sonoran”) hot dogs would be the next big thing in New York.  Then, just over a month later, the New York Times ran an article about “Mexican” hot dogs — entitled “In Praise of the All-American Mexican Hot Dog.”  I was impressed by my sister’s prescience.

A few weeks ago, inspired by the article and my sister, we whipped up our own version of the “Mexican” hot dog on a Sunday evening.  We sliced and grilled the bacon-wrapped dogs, then piled them into a bun “pocket” filled melted cheddar cheese, mayonnaise and refried pinto beans with jalapeno.  After that, we covered them in a fresh mango and papaya salsa and guacamole.  They were really something special.  So good, in fact, that we’re thinking of opening our own food cart.

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September 24, 2009 at 10:57 am

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Los Betos (Tucson, Arizona)

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losbetosI grew up eating Mexican food in Arizona.  Sonoran-style, cheese-melted-over-soupy-refried-pinto-beans-drenched-in-enchilada-sauce Mexican food.  There is nothing like it.

There are some great restaurants in Tucson that serve this food, but nothing satisfies my craving quite like a late-night carne asada burrito from Los Betos, a 24-hour chain with locations throughout Arizona.  The burritos — actually, burros — are HUGE and cheap (just over $4 for carne asada, or under $3 for bean and cheese) and intensely satisfying.

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January 20, 2009 at 6:45 pm