The Johnny

The Johnny at Johnny McGuire's
I'm not sure who to blame this on, but I feel like the perception of a sandwich's greatness has been tainted by the kind of crazy you see on Food Network and Travel Channel shows. You know, Man vs. Food, Diners Drive-Ins and Dives, Eating Weird Ass Shit With This Bald Fat Guy, World's Craziest Biggest Nastiest Sandwiches, etc. A sandwich is a simple thing to eat, meats and/or cheeses and/or vegetables held together by bread. Find the right combination -- like sliced turkey, crispy bacon, cream cheese, sprouts, lettuce, tomato, onion, green bell pepper, hot pepperoncini, oil and vinegar on a soft, fresh wheat roll -- and you have something satisfying and potentially magical. Go buck wild and see how much food can you fit between slices of sauced up bread? No. Wrong. The Johnny is right. Food TV is wrong. That concludes the lesson of the day.

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