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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Papamios Veal Sangwich

I've hit up a Papamios veal sangwich (Dupont + Manning) a few times.

It's a lot better tasting than it looks.

The veal is sitting in some sauce, so it's really soft and mushy in the sangwich - the effect is like a veal sloppy joe, and it's messier to eat than a San Fran sangwich. It's nicely seasoned though and you can get it topped with some marinated hott peppers which have some bite. ($5.75, also $8.50 with penne pasta).

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Pizza Pizza Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

I'm always willing to try something new, and Pizza Pizza, the ubiqutous Toronto pizza chain has really been pimping their Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. And it sounds good, mushrooms, beef, provelone ....

So, I walked down to the Pizza Pizza and marched up to the counter and ordered one up. I could tell by the cashier's reaction that no one ever orders the sandwich, but I figured, "Hey they're a big chain, they have their shit figured out". I ended up waiting like 25 minustes for my sandwich.

This gave me time to contemplate the Pizza Pizza. They make notoriously mediocre pizza, but that number 967-1111, is etched into the brain of every kid that grew up in the seventies and eighties. It's easily the most prank called number in the history of telephony. That killer jingle has made that sickly orange and white checkboard a fixure.

But pizza is not enough, they now do chicken strips, salads, fries, onion rings, sandwiches, all kinds of shit that's not pizza. They even have things like Mango Chicken pizza, tapping into the gourmet market. During the whole time no else ordered a sandwich.

When I finally got it, I rushed it home and unwrapped it. It didn't look nearly as good as in the picture :

That's not a half-eaten sandwich, it hasn't been "posed", it hasn't been photoshopped, that's exactly what it looked like when I unwrapped it. The bread was dry and the meat was more like cubes of beef in some tangy bbq sauce (not bad actually), but it was topped with cheese (the aforementioned provelone), lettuce, tomato and RAW MUSHROOMS. ie. not at all what is expected on a Philly cheesesteak sandwich. It was also pretty small (the size of a 6" sub), so not even a good deal at $4.99 (w/drink).

In short, it cannot carry the jockstrap of a veal sandwich.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

News: Veal Price Increase

I went to San Francescos today for a veal sandwich. They've got a sign next to the cash register saying that there will be a price increase on Sept 10.