Monday, May 9, 2011

The five greatest movie sandwiches of all time

Posted by on Mon, May 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM

"The World's Greatest Sandwich" was made for the movie Spanglish.
  • "The World's Greatest Sandwich" was made for the movie Spanglish.

The acting, music, direction and special effects of movies have long been critiqued and rated. But incredibly, considering how obsessed Hollywood has become with telling the story of chefs, the food stars of movies have avoided the judgment table.

Handsome Donkey has sought to rectify this with a YouTube tribute to the "greatest movie sandwiches." The video falls short in recognizing the true heavyweights of the movie-sandwich discussion. And so, here are the five greatest movie

sandwiches of all time.

5. Steak Sandwich (Fletch). I'll have a bloody mary and a steak sandwich ... and ... a steak sandwich, please. -- Chevy Chase as Fletch. The standard order for when someone else is picking up the tab.

4. White Castle Slider (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle). No other product placement has been more upfront or singularly represented by the pot-smoking contingent of my generation (although Subway's ubiquity in Happy Gilmore at least deserves an honorable mention). After 88 minutes of witnessing two men do anything for a tiny burger, it made me wonder if I had unjustly written off the tiny square patties.

3. Hors d'oeuvres sandwich (Back to School). "I hate small food, you know," Rodney Dangerfield deadpans before taking a loaf and proceeding to assemble a true party sandwich. He, logically, cores out the bread's center before dumping in Swedish meatballs and deviled eggs. Now, Thornton Melon -- there's a man who knows how to make a hero.  

2. Turkey Sandwich (Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist). We've all got that one meal we're looking forward to after a long night out. In this case, it's a turkey sandwich. But this is really about how life gets very odd between two strangers in a train station in very different places.  

1. The Runny Egg Sandwich (Spanglish). One of Handsome Donkey's selections is the clear top choice. Actually created by chef Thomas Keller, the runny egg sandwich from Spanglish

(remember, we're talking hoagies, not plot, here) is the finest movie sandwich of all time.

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