Appetizers
September 12, 2011
Crazy about the clubhouse sandwich? Nominate your favorite

Fortunately, the clubhouse sandwich has never gone out of style. The question is: Which restaurant makes the best one?

To explore that, Wally Clark has announced his fourth Ultimate Clubhouse Sandwich Contest. It's a fundraiser for the Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders. It's also a chance for the public to taste an array of classic and non-traditional clubhouses. Clark, a third-generation Sacramentan whose fond memories of clubhouse sandwiches go back to his boyhood years, is the owner of Associated Sound in Sacramento.

The clubhouse showdown will be Oct. 29 at the Scottish Rite Center. In the meantime, Clark wants to hear from you. Nominate what you think is the best clubhouse sandwich on a restaurant menu. It might end up in the competition.

Send your email nomination to carmelers@aol.com by Oct. 15. Include your name, and the name of the restaurant and its location. Then stay tuned.

For the record, a traditional clubhouse is a BLT with sliced roasted turkey or chicken breast and a third slice of toast, cut into wedges. It's smeared with mayo and is often accompanied by potato salad or potato chips and a pickle slice.

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