July 7, 2017

The Club: The Pursuit of Sandwiches – Show Notes

Good afternoon, everyone! Here are the show notes for the third (and so far most patriotic) episode of the first season (listen here).

Note: This episode makes some references to our previous episode about hot dogs, which you can listen to here. 

General Show Notes

  • America is 241 years old, well past the “Big 4-0”
  • There are more episodes about regional sandwiches planned.
  • Andrew is from Florida which is why he picked to discuss the Cuban sandwich.
  • People from Tampa are actually called Tampans. Stop laughing.
  • Yes, panini is actually plural for panino.
  • We recorded this after dinner and still became incredibly hungry.
  • Turner is correct – Cubano is also a drip espresso that is mixed with sugar as it drips.
  • Throughout the episode, Lindsay’s microphone intercepted a baseball game that was airing over the radio. You can still hear it in the final edit of the episode.
  • Turner has never had a Cuban and a Philly Cheese steak.
  • Andrew is correct – The pork butt is actually the back shoulder of the pig.
  • “Shoulders and butts are so different.” – Lindsay
  • Turner is describing a Western North Carolina style of BBQ (also known as Lexington style). There are two types of BBQ in North Carolina. The other is Eastern North Carolina style, which features a thin spicy and vinegary sauce.
  • Banana peppers are not hot and if you think they are then we feel sorry for your taste buds.
  • Three steps for ordering a Philly Cheese Steak:
    • Number of steaks
    • Type of cheese
    • Whether you want onions or not.
  • Turner was oblivious to much of the jargon used. The only instance that made it into the final edit is him misunderstanding that a “steak” means a “sandwich” in the Philly world.
  • The article that Lindsay cites is this firstwefeast.com article.
  • Lindsay discusses some references from our first episode about hot dogs.
  • The “Big Cheese Fish Dog” is an abomination of sandwiches.
  • “The sandwich is an abomination sandwich.” – Turner
  • “When it comes to meat, you prefer it drippier.” – Andrew
  • Pictures and the recipe for the Sandwich of the Week can be seen here. 

Sandwiches Discussed

  • Cuban Sandwich – Pulled pork, salami, swiss cheese, pickles, mustard. Pressed flat on buttered cuban bread.
    • Contention – whether it should have salami or not.
  • North Carolina BBQ Sandwich – Smoked pork shoulder, chopped. Equal parts pork and homemade slaw. Toasted sesame seed bun. No sauce. 
    • Contention – whether BBQ should have sauce or not.
    • Slaw  – Apple cider vinegar, ketchup, pepper flakes, hot sauce, sugar, mixed with chopped cabbage.
  • Philly Cheese Steak – Thinly sliced and grilled beef, cheese whiz, fried onions. On a hoagie roll.
    • Contention – Who first put cheese on the steak sandwich.
  • Let Freedom Bean – This is the sandwich of the week, so you have to check it out here.



The awesome original theme music is by the talented Jake Schlaerth. You can find out more information about him and listen to his awesome creations at his website. Note: He plays Glass Armonica for the 21st Century Fox film Logan. It’s a really great soundtrack that wouldn’t be the same without Schlaerth’s superb glass skills.

Additional royalty free music is by Kevin MacLeod. I would suggest checking out his website for all of your royalty-free music and graph paper needs!

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-Andrew X. Hunter