|Place of origin||United States|
|Region or state||Virginia|
|Created by||New York Deli,
|Main ingredients||Pastrami, knackwurst, Swiss cheese, hot mustard, rye bread|
|Cookbook: Sailor sandwich Media: Sailor sandwich|
A sailor sandwich is a hot meat and cheese sandwich popular in Richmond, Virginia area restaurants. Its core ingredients are hot pastrami, grilled knackwurst, melted Swiss cheese and hot mustard on rye bread.
The New York Deli, founded in 1929, claims to be the originator of the sailor sandwich. The eatery moved to its current location in Carytown in 1934. According to local legend, during World War II, Navy seamen from the University of Richmond Navy V-12 program would frequent the New York Deli and order this then-nameless sandwich. It eventually became known as a sailor sandwich, although it is uncertain who officially named the sandwich.
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The marine sandwich is popular around some Marine bases like MCB Quantico. It is usually served on Italian bread with knackwurst, pastrami or salami and uses German-style mustard and comes with peppers. The West Coast version often includes sliced tomatoes on the side.
Richmond aspires to be a much bigger town than it is, and food and drink culture has a lot to do with what a city is known for. I am hoping we can move away from having shrimp and grits, crab cakes and a sailor sandwich on every menu.
The Sailor Sandwich at Chiocca's. People may argue over which establishment serves the best sailor sandwich in Richmond, but Chiocca's and its dive-y atmosphere has to win. The Sailor, a pile of pastrami topped with grilled knackwurst, melted Swiss and deli mustard on rye, is a carnivore's dream.
he had ordered a sailor sandwich with fries and a Pepsi"
"and then all he did was eat his sailor sandwich and then someone kills him
This one's got the drinks, and in here we got two sailor sandwiches, potato salad, and pickles.