British Beer Company, Dan’l Webster Inn & Spa, Holly Ridge Club, Industry Ale House Restaurant, Marshland Restaurants, Moto Pizza, Off The Grid, Sagamore Inn, The BBQ Sandwich, Surf’s Up, and Uncommon Café all competed for the best sandwich in Sandwich on June 30 for the 10th Annual Sandwichfest. The competition was strong and the sandwiches were layered with special seasonings and sauces all to tantilize and awaken our taste buds to new flavors. This year was special as the people who purchased tickets to participate in the People Choice Award were allowed to sample all of the sandwiches and what a task it was. The chefs at Holly Ridge Golf Club created a sandwich called the "Fairway" which had sliced turkey breast, baby spinach, red onion, applewood smoked bacon, Brie cheese and fig puree on a fresh ciabatta roll. The sandwich was delicious and the flavors of the creamy Brie cheese and sweet after taste of the fig puree really made this sandwich outstanding. They won this year and have previously in 2016 won the Judge's award for their "BLTCB" sandwich which was Applewood smoked bacon, harvests greens, ripe tomatoes, english cucumber, Boursin cheese on a ciabatta roll. They really seemed to have the talent for combining new ingrients to enhance a somewhat ordinary sandwich and make it extraordinary. I was equally impressed with Surf's Up and their "Sweet Graziella" which included turkey, bacon, fresh mozzarela cheese, and tomatoes topped off with a sweet basil drizzle. The sweet drizzle of basil really awaken the sandwich and made the whole taste come alive. The Sagamore Inn invented the "Cape Cod Reuban" which included grilled rye bread, swiss cheese with their own creation of russian dressing and lobster all topped with coleslaw. It was delicious and for a reuban lover it was heavenly. The BBQ Sandwich offered "The Hooked on Sandwich" and it was filled with Smoked Pit beef and topped with a delicious "Shark Sauce" that included horseradish, onions, mayo and bbq sauce, topped with sweet Vidalia onion. It was smokey and sweet with a little kick and oh so good. Off the Grid created "The Pig Lebowski" which was slow cooked pork stacked with cole slaw, pickle fries and their delicious house bbq sauce on a mini brioche roll. It too was flavorful and a great pulled pork sandwich. Marshland created the "Ultimate Chicken Sandwich" which included grilled chicken breast with lettuce, tomato, bacon, swiss cheese and their famous house dressing. It was fresh and the salad dressing enhanced the flavor of the overall sandwich, The Uncommon Cafe presented the "Muffuletta Sandwich" which include hot capocolla, genoa salami, homemade olive spread, pepperoncini, tomato and prolone all on a sweet roll. This too was a delicious sandwich but next time I would have my pepperoncini on the side. It was a great experience and I will gladly attend again next year and especially since we were able to sample all the sandwiches. I have now found two new food trucks to visit and a quite a few restaurants to visit for lunch. Great Food is around every corner on Cape Cod. Thanks to all the great chefs out there!!
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