Friday, September 3, 2010

No. 23: Egg-salad sandwich at You Say Tomato

Posted By on Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 9:30 AM

YST's egg-salad sandwich, as seen from space.
  • YST's egg-salad sandwich, as seen from space.


To whet your appetite for The Pitch's annual Best of Kansas City issue, we're counting down our favorite Top 50 dishes each weekday until October 7.

It would take a team of food stylists half an hour to get any egg-salad sandwich looking photogenic, assuming you didn't order it to go. The fact is, even as carefully as a friendly cook at You Say Tomato (2801 Holmes, 816-756-5097) wrapped the one seen above, he might as well have handed it over the counter without paper cover or a plate. As with many of life's pleasures, the soul-affirming bruiser of an egg-salad sandwich at You Say Tomato is best enjoyed full-on -- gripped in both hands, devoured in voracious bites without pause, felt and tasted more than seen. Also: with Swiss cheese. 

Wise as it might seem to ask for your egg salad on another bread, something more likely to contain all that fresh, rich, oniony stuff, eggs need butter -- and so egg salad needs a croissant. And tomato and lettuce and the coarse mustard YST favors. And Swiss. Swiss!

After you've slid the last of it into your mouth (there's no setting this leviathan down between bites), forget mere napkins. What you need is a warm, damp washcloth. Followed by a nap.

Our list so far: 

No. 50: Chocolate Malt from Fox's Drug Store

No. 49: Il Parma from Bella Napoli

No. 48: Italian sausage and eggs from Cascone's Grill

No. 47: Orange Roll from Clock Tower Bakery

No. 46: Tacos de cochinita from Frida's Contemporary Mexican Cuisine

No. 45: Barbecued pork bun from 888 International Market

No. 44: Tableside fresh mozzarella from Jasper's

No. 43: Gyro Sandwich from Mr. Gyros Greek Food & Pastry

No. 42: Apple strudel from Grunauer

No. 41: Rice noodle bowl from dim sum at Bo Lings

No. 40: E-Crush from Hi-Hat Coffee

No. 39: Flight of Freshness from Fresher than Fresh Snow Cones

No. 38: Curried chicken salad from Cafe Provence

No. 37: Apple fritter from John's Space Age Donuts

No. 36: Pollo con limone e olive from Lidia's Kansas City

No. 35: Wedding-cake cookie from LattéLand

No. 34: Stroud's cinnamon rolls

No. 33: Smoked Polish from Werner's

No. 32: Burger and frites from Westport Cafe & Bar

No. 31: Paletas from Paleterias Tropicana

No. 30: Goat korma at New Cafe Tandoor

No. 29: Lemon cake from Cafe Europa

No. 28: Chocolate Mousse Torte from Napoleon Bakery

No. 27: Spring rolls from Vietnam Cafe 

No. 26: French fries from LC's Bar-B-Q

No. 25: Classic Cookie's herbed-potato-and-sausage casserole

No 24: Farmer greens salad at The Farmhouse

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