I love club sandwiches. I always have. Chicken, lettuce, bacon, bread, mayo – what’s not to like? Combine it with fries and you have a staple of most restaurants, particularly pubs. It’s usually the first thing I order at a new restaurant. To me, it can be representative of what the rest of the food is like. If you can’t make a decent club (or give it your own twist), close your restaurant. Or take it off the menu.
I’ve eaten a lot of clubs. Some have been memorable, most have not. Miss Halifax Eats suggested I start reviewing them. So here it goes. But first, Mitch Hedberg on the history of the club sandwich: