Sandwich Monday: The Jim Shoe. The Chicago sandwich containing gyro meat, roast beef and corned beef goes by many names.
This is one of many ways in which it's like the devil, and Sean Combs. People call it the Gym Shoe, the Jim Shoe or the Jim Shoo. Ian: With a name this unappetizing, the sandwich had no choice but to be so delicious no one would mess with it. It's like A Boy Named Shoe. Blythe: I thought I'd need my Reebok Stomach Pumps for this. Jim Shoe, or the world's most delicious Sarlacc? Itoggle caption NPR Jim Shoe, or the world's most delicious Sarlacc?
We went out to Sony's Submarine to find one. Miles: I wish this had been the shoe of choice during my middle-school years. Blythe: I feel like a fat Carrie Bradshaw right now. Ian: I never get this right — so it's pronounced "yee-roh" and "yastrointestinal distress," right? Sandwich Monday: The Famous St. Paul Sandwich (of St. Louis)
NPR hide caption itoggle caption NPR Since Sandwich Monday began, certain sandwiches have been our white whales: the Hippogriff Burger, a Reuben signed by J.D. Salinger, an Actual White Whale sandwich. Also, the mysterious St.Paul sandwich, native to St. Sandwich Monday: The Egg Rollie. Ever since Neanderthal man first cooked mammoth eggs over a fire, we've been looking for newer and better ways to cook eggs.
Finally, the Egg Rollie is here. Take a second to watch the video above, then recoil in horror, then read our review. Ian: "EGG-cellent! " I love the way it "EGG-scretes" the eggs! Miles: Say what you will, this is significantly more successful than the time I tried to make an omelet in my toaster. Sandwich Monday: The Land, Sea And Air Burger : Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! The McDonald's Land, Sea and Air Burger: a chicken patty, a beef patty, and a Filet O' Fish patty on a single bun.
It's on the McDonald's Secret Menu, not because it's exclusive, not even because they're ashamed of it, but because they're protecting us. Eva: I can't tell which meat is which. Ian: Yeah, it's hard to tell what my body is violently rejecting. Ian is disturbed. Sandwich Monday: We're Full.
Because of the limited structural integrity of The Saltwich, Robert had to employ the Butterfly Grip in 2013.
NPR hide caption itoggle caption NPR Because of the limited structural integrity of The Saltwich, Robert had to employ the Butterfly Grip in 2013. In 2010, we started eating sandwiches. Five years later, we are officially full. The nine-patty T-Rex Burger helped Peter realize in 2013 that he'd been eating underpattied burgers his whole life. The nine-patty T-Rex Burger helped Peter realize in 2013 that he'd been eating underpattied burgers his whole life. There are many reasons, but mostly it's because Miles knows a guy who knows a guy who says he can replace all of our blood with gorilla plasma and this will undo everything we've done to our bodies since the series began, but he only works on Mondays. We'll still surface to talk about new, disgusting sandwiches (and new, disgusting other things that we will never admit are not sandwiches) when they come along.
Sandwich Monday: The Ignatius R. No mouths were harmed in the eating of this sandwich.
We eat a bacon cheeseburger on two monte cristo sandwiches. : Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! We all know the classic fictional sandwiches: the unicorn melt, the möbius five dollar footlong (it's technically more of a wrap).
But there are also nonfictional sandwiches invented by fictional characters, and that's what we're trying today. Kevin Butler, the man, is the guy in the PS3 ads. And the Kevin Butler sandwich is a bacon double cheeseburger on two deep-fried monte cristo sandwiches. Mike: You really have to compress it to get it into your mouth. Peter: Mike, you squeezed it so hard you made a Meat Diamond. Still under construction, yet still eight times bigger than the average sandwich. Itoggle caption NPR Still under construction, yet still eight times bigger than the average sandwich.
Peter: So this was invented by a video game guy? Mike: Yeah, I think if you eat it you get an extra life. Sandwich Monday: Defining 'Sandwich' : Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! Many of you have rightfully noted that the various abominations we eat on Mondays do not always fit into the traditional definition of "sandwich.
" I'd like to share our philosophy on this matter. For a long time, we've used The Neuhaus Rule: a sandwich is defined as protein encased in bread product. This definition allows us to explore the widest possible wasteland of cuisine. Sandwich Monday: Deep-Fried Cheese Curds. Deep-fried cheese curds.
NPR hide caption itoggle caption NPR Deep-fried cheese curds. Whenever people from the edges of the country come to visit me in the Midwest, I don't let them leave until they have tried deep-fried cheese curds. If you're not familiar with them, cheese curds are a byproduct of the cheddar cheese-making process, and "deep frying" is a method by which anything is made into a better version of itself. You can find deep-fried cheese curds all over the states surrounding Wisconsin. Sandwich Monday: Breakfast In A Tin. Contains egg nugget.
NPR hide caption. Sandwich Monday: Pizza-Flavored Energy Paste. We apologize to pizza. NPR hide caption itoggle caption NPR We apologize to pizza. Traditionally, the liquified foods marathoners choke down in the middle of a race have been limited to some pretty basic flavors: lemon-lime gel, vanilla goo, chocolate mystery substance. No more! We tried it while competing together in an ultramarathon this weekend (this entire sentence is a lie). Sandwich Monday: The Passover Sandwich. In the time of Exodus, the Hebrews had to travel the desert without reading material. NPR hide caption itoggle caption NPR In the time of Exodus, the Hebrews had to travel the desert without reading material. Sandwich Monday: Bone-In Pork Chop Sandwich. There are dangerous sandwiches out there: the Wendy's Sharpened Chicken Classic, the McRib that's always sending you emails with questionable attachments. But they pale in comparison to the famous pork chop sandwich from Jim's Original in Chicago: Jim leaves the bone in.
Eva: The bone also serves as a useful sandwich handle. Sandwich Monday: Pizza-Flavored Salad Dressing. Funagrette combines "funag" with "vinaigrette. " NPR hide caption itoggle caption NPR Funagrette combines "funag" with "vinaigrette. " After years of doing Sandwich Monday, we've decided to try a salad. In order to make the transition easier for everyone, we're eating it with "Cheesy Pizza" Flavored Salad Dressing from Chef Kidd's "Funagrette. " That last paragraph is a lie.
Ian: "Funagrette" is also a good name for a product that gets kids to try cigarettes. Jeanette: I never thought a salad could make me feel so bad about my eating habits. Miles: This product is under the false impression that what kids hate most about salad is the dressing, when in fact what kids hate most about salad is salad. This is the face Peter makes when he tastes pizza salad dressing, or when you tell him Antiques Roadshow spoilers. This is the face Peter makes when he tastes pizza salad dressing, or when you tell him Antiques Roadshow spoilers. Eva: I like to fold my salad in half and eat it with my hands. Sandwich Monday: The Funnel Cake Corn Dog. Like five fat, delicious fingers. NPR hide caption itoggle caption NPR Like five fat, delicious fingers. When the corn dog was discovered in an Iowa cave in the 1950s, explorers dated it at roughly 40,000 years old.
Sandwich Monday: Little Caesars' Bacon-Wrapped Crust Pizza. The Bacon Wrapped Crust Pizza, which until now existed only in a shared dream we all had one night. Little Caesars hide caption itoggle caption Little Caesars. Sandwich Monday: Meow Parlour. Image has been altered to protect the identities of people who choose to go to a cat cafe. Sandwich Monday: Girl Scout Cookie Coffeemate. Made with real Girl Scouts! Double Down Hot Dogs Exist. Yes, KFC Has Actually Gone There. If you thought the KFC Double Down was one of the most horrifying fast food items you'd ever seen, then you're probably not going to want to see this.
Sandwich Monday: The White Castle Veggie Slider. Sandwich Monday: The Pretzel Dog. Sandwich Monday: The 'Shroom Burger From Shake Shack. Sandwich Monday: Doritos Loaded. Mmm, unnamed spices. NPR hide caption. Sandwich Monday: Taco Bell Dessert Nachos. Sandwich Monday: The Thanksgiving Hot Durkey. Happy Thanksgiving! Sandwich Monday: Papa John's Frito Chili Pizza. Sandwich Monday: The Baco. Sandwich (Replacement) Monday: Soylent. Sandwich Monday: The Primanti Bros. Pitts-burger. Sandwich Monday: PB&J Balls. Sandwich Monday: The Pizza Cake. Sandwich Monday: The Abe Lincoln.