Five Bites on Friday

For this week's installment of Five Bites, the mind behind monkeyerotica.com offers the top five sandwiches in DC.

1. The Big G Man at Mangialardo and Son

2. The reuben at Deli City

3. The roast beef at Hodges Sandwich Shop

4. The Ahab burger (bacon, bleu cheese and mushrooms) at Sign of the Whale

5. The New York strip sandwich at Stoney's

Have a top five you swear by? Or just five great things you've eaten recently? Five Bites is your opportunity to tell Metrocurean readers which dishes you're enjoying around town. Send your list and whether you'd like your name and a picture included to metrocurean@gmail.com.


Spiral Stairs said...

This is not the first time I've heard that Mangialardo's is good. I live a block away, but have never been there, thanks to the hours that seem tailor-made only for the construction workers building Jenkins Row next door. Maybe once Jenkins Row is done, there will be enough of a clientele to keep it open past 3:30 on weekdays or -- gasp -- on a Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Mangialardo's used to be just a little Italian grocery back in the 1950s, back when there actually were Italian stonemasons working downtown. The sandwiches were an afterthought; now it's the reverse: they make all their money on the sandwiches. It's always been a breakfast/lunch sorta place. Can't imagine what they'd sell for dinner items. Pizza maybe? But I hear you. I feel the same way about Deli City: only open during the week for breakfast and lunch and closed on the weekends.

Anonymous said...

There's a rumor they'll open on the weekends once the condos open up. If you're ever there on a day off, you'll find the place jumping. I'm only there once in a blue moon but at lunch time people are double parked. There are police from nearly every type of police force in the city, utility workers - it seems like anyone who might be driving by stops in. The sandwiches are good.