The Bobbie

The Bobbie at Capriotti's
The Bobbie is the absolute best sandwich we could think of to kick off all sandwich. Why? For starters, it was recently voted the Best Sandwich in America by AOL's Lemondrop.com. But more naturally, it is the most popular, best-selling sandwich at what is likely the most loved sandwich shop here in Las Vegas: Capriotti's.

Capriotti's was founded in 1976 in Wilmington, Delaware. The company's concept remains based on its original foundations, roasting turkey and beef in-house and baking bread fresh every day in the pursuit of sandwich supremacy. Even though it is based in Delaware, Capriotti's has established a very strong following around the country and particularly in Las Vegas.

The beloved Bobbie is known as Thanksgiving on a bun, a much more delicious version of your traditional leftover turkey sandwich. It really does taste like Thanksgiving, too, and accomplishes this mission by adding cranberry sauce, stuffing and a generous slathering of mayo to a soft, submarine-shaped roll. Capriotti's turkey is not incredibly flavorful (see, just like Thanksgiving!) but is shredded into tender chunks providing a very satisfying bite. The sharpness from the cranberry and the nostalgic taste of the stuffing are the dominant notes. It's a soft sandwich, too soft. That tender bird, plus mushy stuffing on a pillowy roll doesn't add up to interesting texture. Save for that weakness, this is a spectactular sandwich. Best in the country? We'll be the judge of that.

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