If you're not already hungry for lunch, you're about to be. We came across this great food article in The Washington Post about the art of sandwich-making — or 'wichcraft, a surefire way to your Top Chef-loving heart.
Cappy ham, muenster, sprouts, carrots, mustard and mayo on wheat toast, from D&D Deli
Salami, fresh mozzarella, arugula on a baguette, from Alidoro
Cuban panini, from D&D Deli
Chicken cutlet and honey mustard on a hero, from Parisi Bakery
Lox, cream cheese, tomato on an everything bagel, from Katz Deli
Corned beef, mustard on rye, from Katz Deli
Brie, tomatoes, cucumber, arugula, from Deli & Salad Bar
Veggie Special: Portobello, cucumber, asparagus, BBQ sauce, American cheese, from Mooncake Foods
Bacon, turkey, egg, American cheese, tomato on a roll, from D&D Deli
And for dessert: Good Humor-brand chocolate chip ice cream sandwich, from Banh Mi So 1
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The article introduces Jon Chonko, a New York graphic designer who has been scouring the local deli scene. He has a scanwich blog for his findings, replete with delectable cross sections to satisfy your every sandwich desire. (Although this blogclaims to be the first to have done so, "established 2007 years before the other scanned sandwich blog," it says.)
The images bear a slightly uncomfortable resemblance to those in a high school anatomy book. But with the mesmerizing floating-in-space effect, they also resemble the sandwiches of dreams, and they will keep you browsing for longer than you'd like to admit. Yum!