The $25,000 sandwich with a "pressing" secretIn the eighth season of "Top Chef," the returning "All-Star" chefs were faced with a challenge set inside a Target store. Tasked with doing all of their shopping for food and appliances within the store, Dale Talde created a grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with rib-eye steak.
But what makes this sandwich infamous wasn't the ingredients, but rather the method by which it was cooked. Talde cooked the grilled cheese sandwiches by pressing on them with a hot clothes iron, a cooking method familiar to hungry college students everywhere. Dale won $25,000 for his sandwich! Guest judge Anthony Bourdain called the dish the "ultimate late-night stoner comfort food," upping the sandwich's status to truly "infamous."
The one where a sandwich gets Ross in troubleIn the classic "Friends" episode "The One with Ross's Sandwich," Ross becomes infuriated when his sandwich of Thanksgiving leftovers is eaten by a co-worker at his office. Ross goes on an epic tirade without realizing it was his own boss who ate the sandwich. The boss sends him off on sabbatical and requests that Ross attend anger-management therapy sessions.
The maiden voyage of the Steak-TanicOn one memorable episode of "Happy Endings," Dave created a new sandwich to boost sales at his food truck, Steak Me Home Tonight. The new sandwich was called the "Steak-Tanic," and some intrepid TV fans have actually re-created the massive steak hero sandwich in real life. If you want to make this at home, maybe cut back on Dave's original recipe. Nobody needs to consume an entire liter of garlic aioli in one sitting.
George's sexy pastramiIn the "Seinfeld" episode "The Blood," George becomes obsessed with working food and TV into his lovemaking, much to the dismay of his girlfriend. After his girlfriend kicks him out of bed for eating a pastrami sandwich while watching sports on a portable TV, George meets a woman named Vivian who loves TV and food as much as he does. They share a passionate embrace after she utters the immortal line, "I find the pastrami to be the most sensual of all the salted cured meats."
The "Sandwich Day" sandwichIn the epic "30 Rock" episode "Sandwich Day," Liz goes on the warpath after someone eats her special sandwich from a mysterious Italian deli. The writers, Tracy, and Jenna all band together to battle the Teamsters and get Liz a new sandwich.
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