The Great Sandwich Smackdown: G by Mike Isabella vs. Taylor Gourmet

Jersey takes on Philly for the ultimate bragging rights.

Today’s heavyweight battle pits G’s offerings (like the chicken Parm, left, photograph by Greg Powers) against the Philly-inspired sandwiches from Taylor Gourmet (photograph courtesy of Taylor Gourmet).

Welcome to day two of the Great Sandwich Smackdown quarterfinals! Yesterday’s exciting race between DGS Delicatessen and Shawafel was a photo finish, with the H Street shawarma spot pulling ahead with just 50.46 percent of the votes. Thus we bid adieu to Dupont’s corned-beef kings.

Today’s competition promises to be just as exciting, if not more. In one corner, we have G’s Jersey-fied Italian sandwiches. In the other, Taylor Gourmet’s Philly versions of the same. This isn’t just a matter of who makes the better buns—this is about hometown pride. So it’s up to you to choose: G’s suckling pig or Taylor’s roast pork? Chicken Parm or chicken cutlets? Heroes or hoagies? Only one of these passionate teams can continue to the semifinals, and it’s up to you to decide.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.