NY Style Egg Sandwich

NY Style Egg Sandwich at La Cave
Simple and spicy, this breakfast sandwich is a key component of the lovely "butler style" brunch at La Cave, the wine-centric restaurant at Wynn Las Vegas. I don't know if New York-style egg sandwiches typically have great, juicy slabs of fatty, well-spiced chorizo—made in house at La Cave—or are normally assembled on soft, baguette-like rolls, but who cares? The combo of eggs, sausage and a slightly smoky aioli is greater than the sum of its parts. When a platter of these things is passed around La Cave's patio, it's a bite that's impossible to pass on.


Sandwich Sundays Presents: Italian on Everything

Italian on Everything
It's called Everything because it's a sub roll bedazzled with all the savory specks you usually find on an everything bagel. It's called Italian because this is a pretty faithful rendition of your standard Italian grinder: ham, capacola, mortadella and provolone, with a little parmesan arugula salad instead of the expected lettuce and tomato in oil and vinegar. So there you have it. And it was mighty tasty. That's what Sandwich Sundays are for.


Hangover Burger

Hangover Burger at MTO Café
There's something awesome about shredded lettuce on a burger. It's a welcome mess. Maybe it's the way the crisp vegetable matter helps distribute the sauce slathered inside the bun, or meat juice from the burger, or melty cheese. I guess that could be a bad thing if you're eating a Big Mac, but it's definitely a good thing when it comes to this brunch burger at MTO Café, because the special sauce is not overly sweet, the cheese is Tillamook cheddar, and everything coming out of this perfect patty is savory and delicious. There's also thick, crispy bacon and a fried egg that's been cooked harder so the yolk isn't runny like every other burger these days. It's a nice alteration. The bun is light and slightly sweet but not brioche, just a great roll. Even the shoestring fries seem to be well calculated. This Hangover Burger is just right, and we think it's the best burger in Downtown Vegas.


Fried Chicken Roadside Sliders

Fried Chicken Roadside Sliders at Double Barrel Road House
This new barbecue joint and beer-friendly appetizer spot smack in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip doesn't really need to serve any good food, but these sliders are pretty tasty. Crispy, savory little chunks of fried bird are mounted on soft little buns and topped with grilled poblano peppers and sweet onions (almost a weird take on cheese steak veggies) with a squirt of ranch dressing. It's a flavorful, not-quite-Tex-Mex combination, and the crunch of the chicken under those buns is just the right bite you want when you order sliders. Double Barrel also does these mini sandwiches with barbecue beef or pork, Buffalo wing-flavored chicken or wood grilled portobello mushrooms.


Pork Butt Torta

Pork Butt Torta at Truck U Barbecue
Allsandwich was lucky enough to get one of the very first tastes of the new Las Vegas food truck Truck U Barbeque, owned and operated by former Border Grill chef Mike Minor, whose tasty treats have made a few appearances in this space already. Now he's doing his own thing, and if this incredible pulled pork sandwich is any indication, his own thing kicks much ass. Truck U is all about melding classic, sticky-sweet-spicy American barbecue flavors with the Mexican and southwestern cooking the chef has been focusing on for a decade, and though this sandwich is most definitely true 'cue, there's a little Latin influence. The pork is simply incredible, perfectly smoky, sweet and tender, a generous portion forced onto this puffy, delightful brioche bun. We're talking big, biteable chunks with a well-spiced, crispy crust on the outside, magically falling apart in your mouth. The meat is saturated in  plenty of the truck's signature Negro Modelo and molasses barbecue sauce, and the sandwich gets extra decoration from an ancho chile and honey aioli. Those crispy potatoes are actually duck fat fries, a wonderful bed for all that piggy goodness, with some creamy, crisp coleslaw on top. You really couldn't plan a better barbecue sandwich. We were expecting a lot from Truck U, and this first taste over-delivers. Hopefully the truck's beef short rib or chipotle brisket torta will be next up.

Turkey with Spicy Slaw

Turkey Sandwich with Spicy Slaw
Look, it's real simple: buy good stuff if you want to make a good sandwich. Here, we've sliced and toasted slabs of a spinach feta loaf from Las Vegas' own Great Harvest Bread company, stacked roasted turkey and muenster cheese between them and topped it all off with hot coleslaw from Las Vegas' own Pickled Pantry. And boom, awesomeness. That slaw is pretty effing hot, so when you pick up a jar—and we highly recommend that you do—be cautious with it. It's not super crisp, but the crunch of the bread  creates the texture we were craving, with bonus points for the wonderful, herbaceous smell and taste of its toastyness. It's not that we made a great sandwich. It's more like we found one.