Matt Bonner's Sandwich Hunter: Feb. 11, 2010 - Portland pg. 2
Page 2 - Flying Elephants Delicatessen: Portland
Ratings (out of 5)
I paid and found an open table to eat. Both sandwiches were good. Not great, but good. The ingredients were solid and the hot pressed bread was a nice touch. But I don't know… I think it could have been better. The soup, however, was amazing. And they definitely make up for the sandwiches with their insane variety of everything else that goes with it. But as The Sandwich Hunter, I had to avoid the distraction of the amazing desserts, salads, soups, and drinks and focus on the sandwich.
I would still recommend the Flying Elephants Deli. It is a good lunch spot. But the hoagie grail? Not this time.
Sandwich Quote of the Day: "I hate sandwiches at New York delis. Too much meat on the sandwich. It's like a cow with a cracker on either side. 'Would you like anything else with the pastrami sandwich?' Yeah, a loaf of bread and some other people!" -- Mitch Hedberg
Song of the day: We Gathered in Spring by Midlake
* Bonus Midlake song dedicated to Mike Smith: