G Sandwich Madness

Washington, D.C. chef and restaurateur Mike Isabella’s winner-takes-all Sandwich Madness competition is back with a special Journalist Edition. D.C.’s top food scribes are facing off to earn bragging rights and good karma as each participant competes for a charity of his or her choosing. Two journalists will compete each month, with the winner determined by the number of sandwiches sold. Victors will progress to the next round, culminating in a final match-up in November 2017.

current match-up

may: cooper VS. nellis

Rebecca Cooper
Rebecca Cooper
Sandwich: The Hot Stuff
Description: Pressed Cuban with spit-roasted pulled pork, spicy capicola ham, pickles, Swiss, mustard, and cherry pepper aioli
Publication: Washington Business Journal
Charity: A Forever Home
David Nellis
David Nellis
Sandwich: Jurassic Pork
Description: A Brontosaurus-sized mouthful of juicy, roast pork, Black Forest ham and bacon stacked high, spicy, sriracha-infused coleslaw, sharp cheddar, fresh Jersey tomatoes and crisp Bermuda onions in a large bun
Publication: Foodie and the Beast
Charity: Human Rights Campaign

upcoming match-ups

june: mcfly VS. yonan

Tommy McFly
Tommy McFly
Publication: “The Tommy Show” 94.7 Fresh FM
Charity: Best Buddies
Joe Yonan
Joe Yonan
Publication: The Washington Post
Charity: Committee to Protect Journalists

july: wainman VS. spiegel

Laura Wainman
Laura Wainman
Publication: DC Refined
Charity: Back on My Feet
Anna Spiegel
Anna Spiegel
Publication: Washingtonian
Charity: The Humane Rescue Alliance

august: plumb VS. demarco

Tierney Plumb
Tierney Plumb
Publication: Eater DC
Charity: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Lauren Demarco
Lauren DeMarco
Publication: FOX 5 DC
Charity: Best Buddies