For as long as I can remember, putting anything between 2 pieces of bread has always made it better. Fried chicken? yup. Thanksgiving ham? absolutely. A paper I wrote in high school about Alduous Huxley’s “Brave New World” where I got a C-? Oh you better believe it. Sandwiches in my opinion, seem mundane, but are the optimum medium for culinary artists, a simple criteria where the potential for customization is almost limitless. It’s a meal that is as diverse as the cultures that consume it and a damn convenient way to eat.

Because I live in Orange County CA, most of the sandwiches will be from the area, but on occasion you’ll get some spots from all around Southern California.

-Vy

Paul’s Deli

Paul’s Deli is a hidden gem in Westminster that has been serving the community for 40 years. I found it by chance on my way to the nearby art supply warehouse (where the rest of my money goes after sandwiches). Paul’s is an easy spot to miss, it is behind an Arco gas station and […]

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Lil’ Pickle

Several months ago I decided that I didn’t have enough stress in my life so I made the choice to go back to school. While driving to Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, I happened upon Lil’ Pickle, A crowded little restaurant with a really endearing logo: Don’t ask me why, but I am a […]

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Philippe the Original

I’m not going to lie, Los Angeles pisses me off. The traffic alone is enough to make me avoid the city unless I’m going to the airport (which is a chore in and of itself). Despite the highways feeling more like parking lots in L.A. there is a lot of interesting history here. Philippe the […]

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Supernatural Sandwiches

San Diego Comic Con was last week and I am not ashamed to tell you that I spent all weekend there. It’s the pinnacle of nerdgasmic capitalism and a great way to test your patience for waiting in line. In the midst of all my money spending, I was told about Supernatural Sandwiches in Miramar. […]

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Cortina’s Italian Market

When I mention Anaheim California to people, they usually associate it with Disneyland and having to take out a loan to buy churros from a cart in the park. While I don’t blame people for wanting to eat near Disneyland, I always get a little upset when my local friends insist on eating around that […]

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BurntZilla

When I hear the name BurntZilla, I think about a Tokyo sized lizard monster who is slowly developing melanoma. Luckily for our gargantuan reptilian friends, Burntzilla is actually a slider/mini hotdog restaurant in Irvine that specializes in comfort food. I also took the liberty of doing this ultra realistic drawing of BurntZilla for you: I […]

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S’WICH BISTRO

When I had lunch at S’Wich Bistro in Irvine, CA I nerded out like crazy (it had nothing to do with the food). It just so happens that S’Wich Bistro is located next to the world famous “Blizzard Entertainment,” makers of some of the most popular games in the world. They’re also responsible for much […]

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Ten OC sandwich spots of 2016

2016 has been a banner year for all manners of tom foolery, flim flam, and skull duggery. The world may seem like it’s imploding into a hateful music-less vortex, but it doesn’t excuse you from having a great lunch. It is with this in mind that I decided to write a Slayer’s Superlative: Ten OC […]

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Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, Newport Beach CA

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches is a Northern California import that is finding popularity in Orange County. Their claim to fame has been their pop culture filled menu & signature “dirty sauce,” which is a standard in every sandwich. When I walked into the restaurant, I was met with the daunting task of trying to order from […]

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The Kroft, Tustin CA

The Kroft is a comfort food stand that is a part of the Union Market in Tustin California.  I wrote about it in a previous post, after I attended Wondercon 2015. It was there that I slipped into fatty bliss after consuming short rib poutine & found myself swimming in decadent goodness. That was at the […]

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