Cuisine Scene: Sandwiches

Ah, the sandwich. That perfectly packed, wonderfully stacked bit of gastronomic goodness. Long Beach offers all manner of Lord Sandwich’s creation, from classic turns to creative interpretations, offered everywhere from delis to sit-down eateries. Here are a few versions you’ll be glad to get your hands and taste buds on.


LOBSTER ROLL, Gaucho Beach

Occupying a prime dining spot in the city–on the sand at Alamitos Beach with an unencumbered view of the harbor–Gaucho Beach (780 E Shoreline Dr) has a full menu of apps, entrees and drinks. Its take on this classic seafood sandwich starts with a mound of fresh lobster meat tossed in a creamy mayonnaise and topped with–wait for it– guacamole! Served on a soft brioche roll with a black bean spread, it’s finished with a drizzle of chili oil for an extra kick.


CORNED BEEF SANDWICH, The Auld Dubliner Irish Pub

The Auld Dubliner Irish Pub (71 S Pine Ave) strives to present all aspects of an authentic Irish public house. To that end, it offers plenty of ways to enjoy corned beef, whether traditionally with cabbage or Californian in tacos. It also does its own fantastic take on the corned beef sandwich, with moist, flavorful beef arranged on rye bread under a bedding of swiss cheese and apple onion relish, all of it covered with a zesty spread of horseradish cream.



This Belmont Shore mainstay is well known for fresh ingredients, from cured meats to freshly baked bread. But the best ingredient at Angelo’s (190 La Verne Ave) may be the heavenly garlic spread it puts on nearly 20 of its cold sandwich creations. So, whether you’re enjoying a classic Italian Torpedo, indulging in a prosciutto sandwich or the artistic simplicity of the turkey and salami sandwich, garlic spread will tie all flavors together into a tasty bit of magic.

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