Monday, September 29, 2008

Best. Sandwich. Ever.

NOTE: I had originally intended for this post to be an in-depth analysis of Friday's Presidential debates, including a breakdown of the candidate's overall performances, a focused look at their individual talking points, and then I had planned on wrapping the whole thing up with a piercing critique of their suits and haircuts. However, after preparing myself a steaming mug of coffee (broken jelly jar of beer) and settling in to write my commentary, I realized something very important: I don't know ANYTHING about any of that stuff. Also, I hadn't technically watched the debates (Ninja Warrior was on G4 and I can't resist any show that features people being flung from rolling logs into brackish water AND shouting Japanese men). So, instead of my insightful contextualizing of the political landscape, I'm just going to tell you about a really great sandwich I had this weekend. I think that's for the best.

Mexican delis make sandwiches so bonkers delicious, they could pull people back from the brink of suicide or solve all the world's problems by showing up at the UN and saying, "Eat me... and be healed." They're called "tortas," which is a word that I believe translates into English as "your mouth will be destroyed by my awesomeness, you lucky bastard; get ready for it... brace yourself... TASTY, ALL UP IN YOUR FACE!!!" Or something, I don't really speak Spanish. But, yeah, let me tell you what went into this motherfucker, and then into my mouth, and then into my belly where it made my guts happy to be alive like a crackhead that found religion in prison.

The Sandwich of Glory and Light: An Ingredient-by-Ingredient Examination

-The meat was pounded-out cube steak, seasoned, breaded, and fried, sort of like a chicken-fried steak but without the cream gravy. Can you imagine?!?! That, on a sandwich, and with all the other crap I haven't even told you about yet. It was like winning a raffle where first prize was having your mind blown clean out of your skull.

-The sandwich had refried beans on it. What? Exactly. REFRIED BEANS. Smeared on like whoa, casual-like, as if they do this sort of thing all the time on Planet Earth. Mars, maybe, or out in the moons that circle Jupiter, but here that's some next-level, Nobel Prize-worthy work in the field of condiment application.

-Then there was homemade guacamole. That's like a girl wearing high heels to bed; how are you supposed to compete with that? At that point, the sandwich could have taken my wallet and I would have been like, "hey that's cool can I have another bite of you before you run off with my credit cards, you beautiful sandwich god you're amazing... (drool)..."

-Lettuce & tomato... okay, lettuce & tomato aren't all that exciting. Still, though, they were very fresh and roughly chopped and there weren't so many that they overwhelmed the sandwich or anything. Just enough.

-Onions, fried in what tasted like adobo-spiked butter. Sweet weeping Jesus, I'm only a man. I'm weak. You're killing me over here.

-Sour cream and some sort of Mexican cheese, because this sandwich wasn't fatty enough with the thick, fried meats and all the butter and grease that comes along with that. There needs to be two additional sources of creamy fats to blast it into the stratosphere where the heart attack angels live and dance and play.

-Pickled jalapenos and homemade salsa topped the whole thing off like a crown forged from the depths of hell. So spicy, but full of flavor that could sever your head if you don't keep an eye on it.

-And all this came together on a toasted hoagie roll the size of a fire extinguisher. For $5... five American dollars for the greatest thing since liquor to pass these lips in 28 years. The deal of the century? Fuck your century... the deal of the millennium. Possibly the deal of the epoch. I now have to eat as many of these as I can because I'm convinced that the little Mexican deli is going to go out of business or get struck by a tornado made of lightning and the Ebola virus because the laws of nature dictate that something that beautiful and giving, so full of love and life, can't last forever. It has to be taken down by the jealous, the wicked, the cruel.

So... yeah... that's pretty much my plan for the next few months. Eat all these sandwiches until my circulatory system is just a log-jam of fatty deposits swimming in blood that tastes like beans. It's going to be the best few months EVER!!!

5 Comments:

Blogger Lioux said...

You had me at 'Eat me...'

OMG!!! I now have this hunger I've NEVER known before...THANK YOU, CLINTON!!!

Plus...I've TOTALLY been craving Guacamole lately. And I'm not even into high heels.

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME?!?!!!

9:54 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

That makes two of us. Jesus Christ am I hungry! Thanks for nothing. That was way more delicious than the boring debates.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Todd said...

That's like a girl wearing high heels to bed; how are you supposed to compete with that?

Two girls?

1:48 PM  
Blogger ML said...

No need to find a job now, because you're going to die quickly if you eat those on a regular basis. That's a FANTASTIC plan. :)

2:08 PM  
Blogger Digital Fortress said...

¬°Ay mierda tengo hambre!

5:47 PM  

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