1. The million dollar question: what’s your favorite sandwich?

Good question. I’ll let you know after #101.

2. Do you have a food background?

No, but I’ve been eating sandwiches since I was five. My best friend, John, is a chef at Franny’s, but I don’t think that counts either. They don’t sell sandwiches, but if you haven’t been to Franny’s, you’re missing out.

3. Are you fat?

No (not really).

4. Do you have too much time on your hands?

Actually, no. I’m swamped. Work is generally crazy. I’m a designer at charity: water. and work my ass off. I’m finishing up my Masters in Communications Design at Pratt Institute. I recently got married which required a lot more time than I expected and the wedding diet strongly conflicted with The Quest. Phish won’t stop touring. I still haven’t finished the first seasons of The Wire or Battlestar Galactica. The list goes on and on. Basically, I’m not quite sure why I’m doing this, while at the same time knowing exactly why I’m doing it.

5. Are you eating the sandwiches in any particular order?

No. The only thing I know is that #33 – the Smoked Salmon and Caviar Croque Monsieur will be my final conquest because I can’t justify spending $70 on a sandwich otherwise.

6. Do you have a deadline?

No. 101 sandwiches is a lot. I assume it will take me quite awhile.

7. Can you make any substitutions?

Not really. So far I’ve deviated from the original sandwich twice, both unintentionally. Ordering #16 – Connecticut Style Lobster Roll I mistakenly went for Maine style with mayo, instead of the Connecticut style with butter because that is what the man serving the rolls told was the winning sandwich. Trust me, I will happily go back and try the other one, but first I have a lot of other sandwiches to eat. I also ordered pork instead of beef for #99 – Sesame Pancake With Beef. Again, don’t sweat it. I’ll be back.

If you have any more questions, please let me know!


10 Responses to FAQ’s

  1. Kate says:

    great blog.

  2. greg yagoda says:

    Thanks Kate! I totally agree with you and appreciate your support!

  3. Mike says:

    Greg! Great idea and blog! Congrats on getting married, and let me know when you hit Delfontes, it’s right down the block, and that sandwich is one I know well.

  4. Woojin says:

    I love this blog as always I like your work and process. Hahaha This seems like so you.

  5. Avi says:

    you should know some things, being on a similar quest myself. Like, #2 is off the menu. There is at least one place that has closed down. And the Collichio and Sons one has also been replaced. Getting all the way to 101 is impossible, I’m afraid. Though like I said, I’ve been tracking them down myself, and admire your enthusiasm.

    • greg yagoda says:

      Are you sandwich101??? Are you blogging about it or just doing it for fun? How far along are you?

      Thanks for the info. I’ve noticed a couple of them have been taken off the menu. I was fortunate enough to hit up Barros Luco before it shut down. I didn’t realize #2 was off and knew about Collichio & Sons, which sucks. I was envisioning getting farther along in the quest and then just asking them to make it for me and hope for the best. It doesn’t discourage me too much though because you can’t really take this stuff too seriously. After all, I am running around the city trying to eat 101 sandwiches.

      We should get a sandwich sometime!

  6. Michael says:

    Wow, I can’t believe I didn’t know about this site before! I’ve been doing the exact same quest for a long time too! I’ve made my way through roughly half of them, I’ve been going in order, and have been blogging about them. We’ve gotta grab a sandwich sometime. I’m going to Prune next for the bacon and marmalade on pumpernickel, which I don’t see on the menu, but I’m going to go and ask if they can make it. My philosophy? If the sandwich doesn’t exist anymore, order a different sandwich from the same place! I’ve enjoyed going to brand new places as much as I’ve enjoyed the sandwiches. It’s all about fun, right? šŸ™‚

    • greg yagoda says:

      Hey dude. I found your blog about a week ago and wrote you a message. I was wondering why you stopped blogging? I’m really impressed that you’re doing them in order – that’s a lot harder. How do you find time for that? I’m hoping to knock of Leo’s tomorrow night! We should definitely meet up for a sandwich sometime. Good luck on your Quest and let me know how Prune goes.

      • Michael says:

        Hey man. I stopped because of work and school ramping up (four months of all day reading of applications for college and twenty weeks of researching and writing a thesis doesn’t leave a lot of time for sandwiches). But I’m finally done with all of that (well, technically next Tuesday night I’ll be done after defending my thesis), and I’m raring to get back into the quest.

        Feel free to shoot me an e-mail sometime, and we can try to grab a sandwich together. I work in the Village at The New School, where a bunch of the sandwiches have been. For example, I still go to Num Pang all the time, considering it’s about three minutes away from my office. šŸ™‚

  7. Simone says:

    I have no idea how I found your blog – but I am loving the idea of tracking down all those sandwiches!! You have my absolute admiration šŸ™‚

    Another very strange thing….I am pretty sure that I was your au pair back in the early 90’s after a summer that I spent at Camp Starlight!!! Your Mom is Terri I believe. I am Simone and I live in London, England – I stayed at your home after a summer at camp until about Nov/Dec in 1993. I had a lovely time with your family and remember you and your brother fondly! I now have my own children and have to tell you that the Disney movie “Aladdin” always reminds me of you – it was performed that summer at camp and after the summer I can remember you playing the music at home!! That’s how long ago it was!!

    Good luck with the list!!

    Best wishes

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