Welcome to the second day of the Great Sandwich Smackdown! Yesterday’s snow didn’t manage to cool our competition. In a tough first round, DGS Delicatessen trumped Sundevich, claiming 71 percent of the votes. We’re sorry to see the Shaw favorite and its tasty baguette sandwiches go.
Day two doesn’t present any easier of a choice, as the stalwart Stoney’s—a.k.a. “boss of the sauce”—goes up against H Street shawarma king Shawafel. Stoney’s attracts ardent fans for its grilled cheese, whether you’re loyal to the circa-1968 classic with melty American on white or the “super” version dolled up with bacon and tomato. When it comes to Shawafel, don’t let the name fool you; there’s nothing “awafel” about the Lebanese fare. The pitas filled with aromatic chicken or beef and lamb are some of the best of their kind.
Don’t forget that the polls close at 5 daily, so vote early.