This weekend, I had an amazing culinary discovery in Ann Arbor – Maize and Blue Delicatessen. Oh MBD, where have you been all my life!? MBD was recently featured on ‘Man v. Food’ on the Travel Channel, so for that reason, along with strong recommendations from fellow Ann Arbor nommers, I decided to try it out this weekend. Yes, I have lived in Ann Arbor for 6 years and not known of this place until now.
The menu is ginormous, with 80+ different sandwiches! After much deliberation (done at home, before we went, because I knew I needed time to decide what I wanted! I am notoriously slow at deciding what to order at restaurants), I ordered #27 -" Cindy’s Daily: Smoked turkey, provolone, mayo, lettuce & tomato, on grilled sourdough pumpernickel." We ordered our sandwiches to-go, and Tom was given the task of carrying our bag of food – it was heavy!!
I took one bite of this sandwich and cried, "oh my god." I pretty much melted at that point. So unbelievably tasty. I just re-watched the video clip featuring Maize and Blue on Man v. Food, and cracked up when the host, Adam, described the sandwich as "a teaching tool for Geology."
Maize and Blue’s sandwiches all come with a huge half pickle. Yummmm. Tom and I also ordered a tub of mac salad to go with our sandwiches, which was good!
I know it just seems like a simple sandwich; what’s the big deal, right? But really, it’s that good. Sometimes it’s simple, quality things, when done right and put together well, that make for the most amazing eats. Amirite? Money shot:
The husband ordered #44 – "Triple Play Reuben: Corned beef, pastrami, Switzerland Swiss, Jarlsberg cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing on grilled sourdough rye." Of course he loved it.
We already have plans to go to Maize and Blue again next week!
We split a big, soft chewy chocolate cookie.
In all seriousness, I am kind of sad that I didn’t know about this place until now! I feel like I would have loved Maize and Blue in college. The sandwiches are so big that you can easily make two meals out of them, which is what I did, which makes them an economically smart choice. I actually declared yesterday that I would "never eat at Subway again." Why would you, when you can eat this amazingness?
♪♫ Currently listening to: In for the kill – La Roux.