To borrow a phrase from the great American poet Walt Whitman, City of Orem employees contain multitudes. While they are obviously the city’s expert in their given professional field, each employee has a hidden area of expertise. This is an on-going series on Walter where our hidden experts enlighten their fellow employees in their area of previously unknown expertise. Today’s feature is from Management Intern and lover of sandwiches, Amy Addington
I, like Liz Lemon, base most of my world views around food.
As a relatively new resident of Orem and someone who adamantly supports local business, I consider purchasing sandwiches to be of the utmost importance. Here’s a list of my favorite sandwiches in Orem (in no particular order) and how you can get them. Also, for the record: I don’t believe a hot dog is a sandwich BUT I do believe that a lobster roll on a buttered hot dog bun is a sandwich. I’m a complicated woman. Anyways…..
Please let me know if I’ve missed your favorite, as I’m always willing to go and “fact-check” during my lunch break.
1. German Döner- Rimmels Original German Döner
Located in University Mall, Rimmels offers delicious Döner kebab, a German flatbread pocket filled with meat, sauces and veggies. Traditionally a Döner can contain beef, lamb, chicken, or falafel. Many believe that the sandwich was actually first created in Berlin by a Turkish guest worker named Kadir Nurman in 1972. It’s salty, flavorful, crisp from the veggies, with a crunchy yet soft blanket of bread. Get into it.
2. Any of the cheesesteaks- The Italian Place
Ok so she’s not the prettiest lady, but I’m of the opinion that the more napkins you use while eating, the better the food is. Any of the sandwiches at the Italian Place will take ya on a journey, but personally I’d go with a tried-and-true: The Steak ‘n Everything. Signature Steak, provolone cheese, onions, mushrooms, green peppers and tomatoes on a fresh-baked bun. If any of y’all wanna get me a sandwich for my birthday, tell ’em to hold the tomatoes.
3. Bánh Mí- Oh Maí Sandwich Kitchen
Now, this dude will crush a beauty contest. A sandwich that provides a history lesson, the Bánh Mí highlights the influence of French colonization in Vietnamese food. A crispy baguette is filled with pickled carrots and daikon, cilantro, and marinated meat. The flavors and contrasting textures make it my favorite kind of sandwich ( and picking a favorite sandwich for me is like picking a child, so this says a lot). I recommend the Five Spice Chicken or the Honey Glazed Pork, but I can’t wait to try their vegetarian options as well.
4. Torta Milanesa-Doña Mary Mexican Grill
A torta is a grilled sandwich filled with meat (I’m partial to Chicken Milanesa), lettuce, onion, tomatoes, and avocado on a soft bread roll. Look this sandwich in the face and say no, I dare you.
5. Any breakfast sandwich- Ernie’s Sports Deli
Last but not least, any breakfast sandwich from Ernie’s will take whatever socks you have on and knock them right off. Eggs, melted cheese, and meat(s) of your choice on a toasted and buttered kaiser roll. I personally can only eat the Lightweight (eggs, bacon and cheese); if I add any more meats I know I’d need to take a nap under my desk.