Is the place you live known for a special sandwich? If so, what is it?

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  1. DeborahNeyens profile image96
    DeborahNeyensposted 4 years ago

    Is the place you live known for a special sandwich? If so, what is it?

    Philadelphia has the cheese steak. Chicago has the Italian beef. What is the specialty sandwich where you live and where do you get the best one?

  2. J.S.Matthew profile image80
    J.S.Matthewposted 4 years ago

    In my area there are a lot of Portuguese people from the Azores (I am about 25% myself!). They brought with them some really awesome food! Although seafood is the most popular fare, steak is also a specialty and it is usually very affordable ($5-8 for average steak sandwich, 6-10" long). The name of the steak varies but is usually called "bife a casa", "Bife a Portuguesa", "Bife no Prego" or simply, "Prego No Pao". It may have other names referencing local communities/chefs/restaurants.

    The sandwich is usually served with a fried egg and a roasted red pepper on top and french fries (pan fried) either in the sandwich or on the side. Think lots of garlic! This is a very popular local favorite and many people will drive a few miles to their favorite Portuguese restaurant. Originally, the cut of steak was tenderized "flank" but many places now use different cuts. Now I'm Hungry! Great question.


    (Check out this recipe for Vietnamese Marinated Pork Sandwich. It's easy and very healthy and delicious:

    1. DeborahNeyens profile image96
      DeborahNeyensposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds delicious, J.S. Matthew! Is that a particular part of Massachusetts or  can it be found all over?

    2. J.S.Matthew profile image80
      J.S.Matthewposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I think it is really isolated to the Southcoast area of Mass and Rhode Island. This includes the cities of Fall River and New Bedford, MA and local cities over the Mass border into RI such as Tiverton and Providence.

      We also have Chourico and chips!


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