March 20, 2009

Name the sandwich.

Explain the sandwich.

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IN THE COMMENTS: Okay, you people are trying, but you are not succeeding.

Oldirishpig said:
"The Mutated Chicken of Death"?
Issob Morocco said:
Prelude to Heart Bypass Surgery.
Peter V. Bella said:
Vampire Chicken.
MadisonMan said:
I don't know the name, but I do know you can't kill a sandwich like that with a knife -- you need a silver bullet or a cross.
An Edjamikated Redneck said:
MM- I'll have you know I killed that sandwich with nothing more than a fork and a large appetite.

And a little ice tea to wash it down.

Of course the fork may have been silver; I didn't stop long enough to check.
Yes, that was an Edjamikated Redneck's sandwich, which I photographed at the Cincinnati blogger-commenter meet-up at Arnold's Bar and Grill. Now, the menu is not available at the link, but I can tell you that it was listed on the menu as a hot brown.

And thanks to all who came to the meet-up. I've done meet-ups in NYC, San Francisco, and LA, but those are larger cities than Cincinnati. It's incredibly cool that we can get together a good crowd in Cincinnati.

52 comments:

oldirishpig said...

"The Mutated Chicken of Death"?

Jess said...

Name it? OK, I'll call it George.

Explain it? That's a whole different thing. Bacon, tomato, maybe turkey? I dunno.

Host with the Most said...

WTF?

Michael Hasenstab said...

Pulled chicken sandwich.

Whatever it is, I want one. It looks like some kind of barbecued chicken sandwich, topped with a roasted tomato and crisp bacon, served with a glass of sweet tea. Mmmmmm.

Only thing better would be chicken fried steak, and if you haven't tried one, Althouse, please do so before heading back north. Good chicken fried steak can't be found in the north.

Ann Althouse said...

Don't miss that there are french fries in the sandwich. And the knife stuck in like that was the way it was served.

Ann Althouse said...

There is a specific name for this sandwich, btw.

hdhouse said...

It's the #2 blue plate special at that place in Indian Hills...but it isn't chicken..it is Ohio River flaked tuna.

rhhardin said...

You got it without gravy.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Waaaiiiit a minute. Are we being misdirected by our clever blogstress?

I get it now. Look at the picture again. All that meat.

It's the meat-up photo, isn't it?

Cain't fool me, no ma'am.

Anyhow, I'd guess that what you had was the pulled chicken sandwich at City Barbecue.

Issob Morocco said...

Prelude to Heart Bypass Surgery.

Michael Hasenstab said...

The internet is a big help in finding the name of the sandwich in the photo.

I googled: "sandwich with a knife in it cincinnati" and presto! Here's the answer! Answer

Mystery solved!

traditionalguy said...
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traditionalguy said...

Only a confident German Restaurant could serve that concoction. Put lots of salt on it and attack, with no regard for your good manners.You have to overcome it more than dine on it

Tibore said...

Good Lord, what's with the knife? Was it attacking you or something??

AllenS said...

Bigcinnati?

Tibore said...

"Ann Althouse said...
Don't miss that there are french fries in the sandwich. And the knife stuck in like that was the way it was served."


Ohhhhh... okay. It attacked the cook.

Peter V. Bella said...

Vampire Chicken.

SirB said...

I don't know about the sandwich, but I can spot a Fiestaware plate from a mile away. You may wonder how, it's because my wife is obsessed with it. Just a simple observatin by a simple man.

MadisonMan said...

I don't know the name, but I do know you can't kill a sandwich like that with a knife -- you need a silver bullet or a cross.

Simon said...

"Yum"

An Edjamikated Redneck said...

MM- I'll have you know I killed that sandwich with nothing more than a fork and a large appetite.

And a little ice tea to wash it down.

Of course the fork may have been silver; I didn't stop long enough to check.

Anton said...

"Expectorant Pinned to Plate with Knife."

Big Mike said...

All I want to know is, who ate it, Professor Althouse, before you did?

Ann Althouse said...

Who ate it? Read the thread! Edjamikated Redneck!

Ignorance is Bliss said...

I don't know what it is called, but it is usually served with pink champagne on ice.

And in the master's chambers,
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can't kill the beast.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Looks like a type of fat sandwich.

I used to put fries on my burgers when I was a kid. That way you get everything on your plate together in your mouth at the same time. And they have a party!

MadisonMan said...

Edjamikated, you only *think* you killed it. In reality, it will kill you, as it springs Alien-like from your abdomen when you least expect it. :)

former law student said...

Only god knows.

But the French fry sandwich has a long and honorable history as cheap eats:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chip_butty

Plus, nowadays it's vegan

AllenS said...

Ok, time's up. What is the name of the sandwich?

amba said...

No time to explain it. Just drive a stake through its heart.

Dust Bunny Queen said...
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Jason (the commenter) said...

Wait, it has a name? Bitey, no!

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Echo Host with the Most....WTF?

What is wrong with people in Cincinnati? It looks like they dumped the contents of a garbage can on top some bread.

Trashcan gourmet. Don't use any utensils, just stick your face down on the plate and gobble away.

*egregious spelling errors corrected

Ann Althouse said...

Give up???

Triangle Man said...

I'm going with "Heart Attack" or something similar. Knife through the heart?

AllenS said...

I give up.

An Edjamikated Redneck said...

What is wrong with you people???

It was a baked chicken sandwich!

How much healthier can you get and still be able to taste it?

Okay, maybe the bacon was a litle on the wrong side, but as the man said; everything in moderation, including, at times, moderation.

MadisonMan said...

I give up.

former law student said...

Wth the addition of fries and the apparent elimination of Sauce Mornay, this is no canonical hot brown:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Brown

Stacy McMahon said...

I believe the appropiate term of art would be "poorboy", a sandwich usually made of deep-fried fish between two pieces of bread (but any no-effort meat between undecorated bread would fit)

Michael Hasenstab said...

Not convinced. I note that Black Dog does not appear in this series of photos.

Trooper York said...

Sandwich blogging is so February 2009.

veni vidi vici said...

hot brown? aka "steamy aftermath"

aka "shit on a shingle 2009"

Paul said...

I don't know what it's called. But I want one. Now!

Methadras said...

The tomato just seems so out of place. Like trying imply that a modicum of health is involved with this delicious treat, but fails due to the overwhelming visual fattening evidence surrounding it.

David said...

Regurgachicken.

David said...

Hot Brown?

Next time just order a Michelle Obama.

Is that for here, or to go?

peter hoh said...
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peter hoh said...

Looks a bit like what the locals call a "commercial" in southeastern Minnesota. It's an open-faced turkey sandwich, served on 2 slices of white bread, and smothered in gravy.

blake said...

I think we have some presentation prejudice here. If this were dressed up like a neat little chicken club with the crusts cut off and fries on the side, we wouldn't have all that talk about heart attacks.

kentuckyliz said...

That Hot Brown is decidedly short on gravy.

Brown doesn't refer to the color of the meat or the gravy or anything--the sandwich made its debut at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, an absofreekinlutely fantabulous hotel I've had the privilege to stay in several times. I don't think I had the Hot Brown there, though.

knox said...

Hope you guys do another Ohio meetup one day.