Ask a Jew about his or her main dream in life. Some look for spiritual enlightenment, others just crave happiness. Most mothers want their children to finish their law or doctoral degrees.
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But a few of us Chosen have set our sights on the Jimmy's Favorite sandwich at Jimmy & Drew's 28th Street Deli. Imagine a fantastic Reuben: melted Swiss, mouthfuls of sauerkraut, the tang of Thousand Island dressing, piles of warm pastrami -- and then get rid of the bread and throw the whole thing on a few fresh-griddled potato latkes. Oy vey.
That very sandwich was featured last night on the Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate -- which I learned only hours before the show aired, when I was diving in at the deli yesterday. The sandwich was chosen by Claire Robinson, who's got a show on the network.
The episode wasn't new, but it was great to see Jimmy and Drew's getting some attention, which they definitely deserve in Boulder -- not a place known for sloppy, heavy sandwiches of genuine deliciousness.
I know that no one reading this just finished eating a Jimmy's Favorite, because anyone who did is napping...and probably having some interesting sex dreams. In my book, that's the definition of a good sandwich.