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: journalist edition final

november: spiegel vs cooper

Anna Spiegel

Sandwich: Always Clubbin’
Description: Triple decker caprese club, turkey, mozzarella, bacon, marinated tomato, avocado, lettuce, basil pesto mayo
Publication: Washingtonian
Charity: The Humane Rescue Alliance

Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca Cooper
Sandwich: The Hot Stuff
Description: Pressed Cuban with spit-roasted pulled pork, spicy capicola ham, Gordy’s Pickle Jar pickles, Swiss, mustard, and cherry pepper aioli
Publication: Washington Business Journal
Charity: A Forever Home

previous results

october: spiegel’s “always clubbin'” defeats Lauren demarco’s “the foxy chick” 509-194 to advance to the final round!

Anna Spiegel
Anna Spiegel
Sandwich: Always Clubbin’
Description: Triple decker caprese club, turkey, mozzarella, bacon, marinated tomato, lettuce, basil pesto mayo
Publication: Washingtonian
Charity: The Humane Rescue Alliance
 Lauren Demarco
Lauren DeMarco
Sandwich: The Foxy Chick
Description: fried chicken thigh, harissa honey glaze, stone fruit salsa, potato bun
Publication: FOX 5 DC
Charity: Best Buddies

september: rebecca cooper’s “The Hot Stuff” defeats Joe yonan’s “sloppy yo” 491-293 to advance to the final round!

Joe Yonan

Joe Yonan
Sandwich: The Sloppy Yo
Description: Refried black beans, spicy tofu chorizo, potatoes, avocado, pickled cabbage, chile-dipped bun
Publication: The Washington Post
Charity: Houston Food Bank

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

august: lauren demarco’s “the foxy chick” defeats tierney plumb’s “plumb’s the word” 317-170 to advance to the next round!

Tierney Plumb
Tierney Plumb
Sandwich: Plumb’s the Word
Description: beer-braised bratwurst, charred plum, sauerkraut, spicy mustard aioli
Publication: Eater DC
Charity: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Lauren Demarco
Lauren DeMarco
Sandwich: The Foxy Chick
Description: fried chicken & waffle sandwich, harissa honey glaze, stone fruit salsa
Publication: FOX 5 DC
Charity: Best Buddies

july: anna spiegel’s “summer clubbin” defeats laura wainman’s “pig a peck of pickled pineapples” 628-586 to advance to the next round!

Laura Wainman
Laura Wainman
Sandwich: Pig a Peck of Pickled Pineapples
Description: Spit roasted pork, spicy pickled pineapple, avocado, roasted pepita, lime crema, sliced jalapenos
Publication: DC Refined
Charity: Back on My Feet
Anna Spiegel
Anna Spiegel
Sandwich: Summer Clubbin’
Description: Triple decker caprese club, turkey, mozzarella, bacon, marinated tomato, lettuce, basil pesto mayo
Publication: Washingtonian
Charity: The Humane Rescue Alliance

june: joe yonan’s “sloppy yo” defeats tommy mcfly’s “The greek gobbler” 452 – 372 to advance to the next round!

Tommy McFly
Tommy McFly

Sandwich: The Greek Gobbler
Description: Roasted turkey wrap, tomato, feta, fries, tzatziki
Publication: “The Tommy Show” 94.7 Fresh FM
Charity: Best Buddies
Joe Yonan
Joe Yonan
Sandwich: The Sloppy Yo
Description: Refried black beans, spicy tofu chorizo, potatoes, avocado, pickled cabbage, chile-dipped bun
Publication: The Washington Post
Charity: Committee to Protect Journalists

may: Rebecca cooper’s “The hot suff” defeats David nellis’ “jurasic pork” 540 – 237 to advance to the next round!

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

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