Thank you to all those who wrote and told us about your #bestsandwichindublin. There are a lot of brilliant sandwiches out there! We have shortlisted your recommendations to a list of ten, but many more than ten deserve to win this title.
But we have a mission! And that's to find the sandwich that in 2013 shines out as The Best. To that end, we've put together a list from a mixture of "crowd sourcing" on Facebook, email and Twitter, and some imput from our Quality Control team, lead by the estimable @dublinfoodie, Caroline Byrne. So here is the shortlist of ten sandwiches in the running for BSID!
Before that, we'd just like to register some sandwiches that aren't on the list, but who had great support from fans and followers. These are the sandwiches made from @PabloPicanteIRL, @thebellandpot, @uglyducklingdub, @junoscafe, @itsa, Bison Bar @lilliputstores, @damsondiner, @pouletbfemme and Fumbally. All these people do great sandwiches, and have many admirers who are prepared to lovebomb Twitter and Facebook singing their praises.
But we've got to narrow the list down, so here – in no particular order – are the Top 10:
@JuniorsDeliCafe (grilled chicken sandwich)
@staplefoods (falafel & hummus, spinach & carrot, apple & cranberry slaw)
@pepperpotcafe (Mount Callan cheddar, bacon & pear)
@oxmantown (pulled pork sandwich)
@dublincityfood (The Rialto)
@urbuncafé (chicken & lemon aioli)
@SimonsPlacecafe (egg salad sandwich)
@brother_hubbard (pulled pork)
@kcpeaches (The Club)
@greenbenchcafe (BBQ pork shoulder grilled sandwich)
So, how to vote. We reckon it would be nice for everyone to read what you think of these sandwiches and why you like them. To that end, we'd like especially to hear from you on Facebook. We have put up a post on John and Sally McKennas' Guides page, and we would love to hear all your comments. https://www.facebook.com/BridgestoneGuides
Otherwise, the official hashtag is #bestsandwichindublin. Only votes using that hashtag will be registered.
We are looking for more than votes, weight will be given to comments about the sandwiches themselves. Why do they appeal to you? What singles them out to be the #bestsandwichindublin?
The Best Sandwich will be announced at New Years. We will announce it as part of our Megabites on-line magazine New Year issue. So make sure you are signed up to receive this free online magazine in your inbox. You can subscribe at www.guides.ie
So congratulations and good luck to the shortlisted ten. And let's hear it from you, who should win?