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 March 2017.
 

Semi-finals Round 2: Yang vs Rapuano- Rina Rapuano and Eun Yang are back to battle their way to the finals

Eun Yang
Eun Yang
Sandwich: Seoul Stopper
Description: crispy fried chicken thigh, korean radish salad, gochujang glaze, kewpie mayo
Publication: NBC4
Charity: THEARC
Rina Rapuano
Rina Rapuano
Sandwich: The Notorious P.I.G.
Description: spit roasted pork, pickled pineapple, salsa roja, lime crema, chicharrones
Publication: Zagat
Charity: Girls Rock

previous results

december: martell VS. webster – Jim Webster defeated Nevin Martell 477 – 577. Jim will join the february semi-finalist winner in the final round this march!

Nevin Martell
Nevin Martell
Sandwich: Hog Wild 2.0
Description: spit-roasted pork, cheese fondue, peppers three ways, cider braised bacon slaw
Publication: DC Magazine, Open Table
Charity: 826DC
Jim Webster
Jim Webster
Sandwich: Adovado & Avocado
Description: spit-roasted pork in new mexico red chile sauce, pickled jicama, roasted pepitas, avocado, cilantro, lime
Publication: Washington Post, Cookbook Author
Charity: Mario Batalli Foundation

previous results

december: rapuano VS. carman – Rina defeated Tim 533 – 235. Rina will join Eun Yang in the second round of semi-finals in February!

Rina Rapuano
Rina Rapuano
Sandwich: The Notorious P.I.G.
Description: spit roasted pork, pickled pineapple, salsa roja, lime crema, chicharrones
Publication: Zagat
Charity: Girls Rock
Tim Carman
Tim Carman
Sandwich: The Italian Job
Description: thinly sliced mortadella, ‘nduja salume, mozzarella, italian relish, parsley-garlic gremolata, focaccia
Publication: Washington Post
Charity: Chesapeake Bay Foundation

november: yang VS. spiegel – Yang defeats Spiegel 471 to 469! Eun will take on the December winner this February in the 2nd semi-final round.

Eun Yang
Eun Yang
Sandwich: Seoul Stopper
Description: crispy fried chicken thigh, korean radish salad, gochujang glaze, kewpie mayo
Publication: NBC4
Charity: THEARC
Anna Spiegel
Anna Spiegel
Sandwich: Un-PHO-gettable Dip
Description: roasted pork, sriracha-lime vinaigrette, hoisin, pho broth
Publication: Washingtonian
Charity: The Humane Rescue Alliance

september: martell VS. frederick – Nevin defeats Missy 431 to 72! Nevin will take on the October winner this January in the 1st semi-final round.

Nevin Martell
Nevin Martell
Sandwich: Hog Wild
Description: spit-roasted pork, peppers three ways, melted provolone, horseradish mayo
Publication: DC Magazine, Open Table
Charity: 826DC
Missy Frederick
Missy Frederick
Sandwich: Cleveland Gut-Buster
Description: kielbasa, sauerkraut, swiss, Russian dressing, rye bread
Publication: Eater DC
Charity: Student Press Law Center

october: webster VS. hayes – jim defeats Laura 657 to 236!

Jim Webster
Jim Webster
Sandwich: Adovado & Avocado
Description: spit-roasted pork in new mexico red chile sauce, pickled jicama, roasted pepitas, avocado, cilantro, lime
Publication: Washington Post, Cookbook Author
Charity: Mario Batalli Foundation
Laura Hayes
Laura Hayes
Sandwich: Gotta Katsu ’em all
Description: katsu-style fried shrimp, cabbage slaw, yuzu mayo
Publication: Washington City Paper
Charity: DC Greens