Tag Archives: surprise

November 14

Sans Rival Sandwich Bites

The Sandwich Surprise: With Thanksgiving just days away, I had a special dessert on the brain: Sans Rival Sandwich Bites. The Inspiration: Sans Rival is a traditional Filipino cake for big occasions, like graduations, weddings, and birthdays — the theme for this month’s Let’s Lunch. (Check out everyone’s birthday dishes here!) Sheets of baked meringue alternate with healthy smears of buttercream […]

November 10

November Nine Sandwich

The Sandwich Surprise: A kitchen-sink sandwich called The November Nine. The Inspiration: I love love love this time of year, when my favorite ESPN event — the World Series of Poker main event final table, airing tonight at 9pm ET — follows my favorite holiday, Halloween. (Btw, this Halloween, I went to my monthly degens […]

September 19

Spicy Pickles & Pork Sammy

The Sandwich Surprise: Fall is a terrific time for Spicy Pickles & Pork on a Sesame Basil Roll. The Inspiration: I love pickles (especially hot, sour ones) and anything involving vinegar and fermentation, so I declared it the theme for this month’s Let’s Lunch. (Check out everyone’s briny dill-ights here.) Also, Le Bernardin’s bread basket includes […]

August 31

Peri-Peri Chicken Sandwiches — a.k.a. The 5 Seconds of Sammy

THE SANDWICH: The 5 Seconds of Sammy with 5Sauce! THE INSPIRATION: This sandwich is perfect for Labor Day, because it’s a tribute to 5 Seconds of Summer, a pop-punk band whose name pretty much sums up what the holiday is all about. The fab four from Australia* — Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, Luke Hemmings and […]

July 17

Donut Chicken Snackers with Coffee Sauce

THE SANDWICH: Dude: It’s Donut Chicken Snackers with Coffee Dipping Sauce. THE INSPIRATION: The lavender cake donuts at Doughnut Plant — so. damn. good. Also, I made the coffee sauce with a BBQ bent to it, because I’m already looking forward to next year’s Big Apple BBQ! THE INGREDIENTS: Lavender cake donuts — Get these at Doughnut […]

June 27

Sweet & Savory Bacon Bites!

THE SANDWICH: This one’s perfect—and easy!—for the bacon lovers in your life: Balsamic Glazed Bacon with Fresh Basil on Sweet Dinner Rolls. THE INSPIRATION: “I might do a five-day bacon cleanse.” My genius sister, Diana, said this last week over dinner at Bubby’s. THE INGREDIENTS: Organic uncured bacon Balsamic glaze — I used Acetum Blaze, which […]

June 24

No-Mayo Spicy Tuna Salad!

THE SANDWICH: An open face No-Mayo Spicy Tuna Salad Sandwich. THE INSPIRATION:An ex-boyfriend’s super simple, go-to tuna salad recipe. THE INGREDIENTS: Store-bought organic English muffins 2 cans of albacore tuna packed in water — I think my ex’s original recipe involved olive oil, so while I don’t use it in my version, feel free to use albacore packed in […]