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Thursday, May 23, 2013

New York Magazine Features Two St. Louis Creations in "Hyper-Regional Sandwiches" Slideshow

Posted By on Thu, May 23, 2013 at 6:00 AM

That St. Louis classic, the St. Paul sandwich - JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Jennifer Silverberg
  • That St. Louis classic, the St. Paul sandwich

Grub Street, the food blog of New York magazine, posted a slideshow yesterday highlighting 41 of what it calls "hyper-regional sandwiches":

...individual creations that, for one reason or another, seem to exist only in particular pockets of America.

Among the 41 were two St. Louis classics: the St. Paul sandwich and the Gerber.

See Also: - St. Louie Chop Suey: Malcolm Gay's history of chop suey in St. Louis - "Best Use of the Worst Cheese" 2008: Gerber sandwich, Ruma's Deli

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Of the St. Paul (or egg foo young) sandwich, Grub Street writes, "If modern Chinese-American egg foo young is somewhat of an immigrant riff on a more canonical Cantonese omelette, the St. Paul sandwich...is an immigrant riff squared."

Of the Gerber, a creation of Ruma's Deli (1395 Quantock Drive, south St. Louis County; 314-892-9990), Grub Street accurately observes that it's Provel that makes this sandwich "hyper-regional": "...the only way to imitate it outside of Missouri is with provolone, which isn't quite accurate."

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