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Get your Grandwich (Part V) - The Grand(wich) finale

[VIDEO] In a downpour at Rosa Parks Circle on, the Grandwich competition came to a close. Three of Chris' recommendations made it to the top 10.
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You can find out more about what the Grandwich fundraiser/competition is and Chris' criteria for the sandwiches in part one.

In a downpour at Rosa Parks Circle on, the Grandwich competition came to a close. Three of Chris' recommendations made it to the top 10. Of the Grandwiches on display:

  • Omelette Shoppe - Slow-roasted, hand-pulled tender corned beef, sliced dill pickles, sweet & tangy homemade mustard and Great Lakes Swiss cheese all on RW Bakers marbled rye bread made in Muskegon, Michigan.
  • Grand Central Market - Stone House Bakery red pepper and asiago cheese focaccia bread, Michigan Turkey Producers smoked turkey breast, Dancing Goat Creamery fresh chevre, Mud Lake Farms LLC mixed artisian lettuces, housemade pesto with Michigan basil, Old World Olive Press vinaigrette, tomato and sweet red onion .  Served with chips and local pickle spear.
  • 25 Kitchen + Bar - Braised Sobie Meats pork shoulder, on Wealthy Street challah bread topped with Michigan cherry apple chutney, smothered with smoked Gouda and Kowalski honey dijon.
  • Bobarino's - Crispy seared Big B Farms pulled pork, spiced barbeque sauce, local andouille sausage, spicy pickle "slaw" on BBQ spiced Naan bread
  • 25 Kitchen and Bar - Braised Sobie Meats pork shoulder, on Wealthy Street challah bread topped with Michigan cherry apple chutney, smothered with smoked Gouda and Kowalski honey dijon.
  • Saint Mary's Healthcare - Grilled Michigan turkey with sweet cherries, apples and fresh herbs from our garden, smothered with blueberry goat cheese, fire roasted sweet vidalia onions, greens, cabbage and carrots tossed with a light blueberry vinaigrette, all layered inside Nantucket Bakery's multigrain toast.
  • Peppino - Six ounces of rustic, roasted turkey breast piled high and complemented with our very own Michigan Cherry Mayonnaise, Smoked Gouda & gourmet Apple Slaw – fresh from the Ridge.  Finished with 3 strips of Michigan Hickory Smoked Bacon and heaped on toasted Artisan Ciabatta bread.  Cranberry Chutney to garnish.  This sandwich is a sensational blend of locally produced baked goods, fruits and livestock.
  • Green Well Gastro Pub - Slow braised crispy Creswick Farms pork belly, Grassfields gouda, Michigan Apple & Ingraberg Farms cabbage-radish slaw, Nantucket Bakery’s Hopcat spent grain & Michigan Maple hoagie bun, Doodles Sugar Bush maple-Detroit ale mustard and Rawkowski Farms fried egg.
  • Hopcat - Homemade Sloppy Joe, jalapenos, a full order of crack fries, soft beer cheese on a brioche bun.
  • Rico's - A generous portion of hand carved turkey breast topped with creamy havarti, layered with homemade stuffing on hand cut potato bread.  Accented with cranberry aioli.  Panini pressed to perfection and complimented with a turkey jus lie.

 

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Comments

Just reading about the Rico's and St. Mary's entries make my mouth water!

I'm a little bummed this series is over! I hope there is another review series in your future.

I had no idea where I was going with this when I started out, but I think that it turned out well.  I do have one more Foodie video on youtube.  Perhaps there will be more stuff in the future. :)

 

Grand Central Market happens to be one of my favorite little shopping places in the downtown area. When I read of their locally sourced Grandwhich entry I told myself I was going to go get one, so I did! It's quite fancy and the flavor is good. If you are not a fan of blue cheese you may not like this Grandwhich. I know there is no blue cheese in it, but it somewhat tastes that way. Overall, though, very good sandwhich. Would buy again.

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