Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hot Brown?

Heard from somebody searching for a Hot Brown in Seattle. That old-fashioned roast beef sandwich (update: It's turkey, not roast beef, topped with mornay sauce and bacon) is rooted in Louisville, the Brown Hotel specifically. Here's a link to the recipe. (Random aside: I once drank moonshine made by a chef from this fancy hotel while riding on the top of a double decker bus barreling down the road in Oxford, Mississippi. Mmmm-mmm.) 

Haven't seen any Hot Browns around town, I'm afraid. 

Make me think about the regional sandwiches that are rare around here, stuff like muffaletta, lobster rolls, BBQ pork sandwiches topped with slaw. 

A food writer recently stumped me with this query: Is there a signature Seattle sandwich?


mamster said...

A Hot Brown is a turkey sandwich, not roast beef, but that doesn't mean I don't know where to find one.

I think the answer to whether there's a signature Seattle sandwich is easier, though: no. A signature sandwich would have to be found under the same name, with variation but not too much variation, at many different restaurants. We just don't have anything like that. I'd say the signature dishes of Seattle are chicken teriyaki and pad Thai, but no signature sandwich.

mamster said...

Er, I meant "that doesn't mean I *know* where to find one."

Whining and Dining said...

Matt, I stand humbly corrected.

Here's a link to the recipe to make up for the mix up: