The Great Sandwich Smackdown: Bayou Bakery vs. Bub and Pop’s

Who’s headed to the finals?

Our last semifinal pits Bub and Pop’s hearty sandwiches such as the meaty Italian (left, photograph by Andrew Propp) against Bayou Bakery’s fare such as the “muff-a-lotta” (photograph by Scott Suchman ).

Welcome to the last round of the semifinals, Smackdown fans! Yesterday’s fight between Shawafel and Taylor Gourmet left our Lebanese contender in the dust, with Taylor garnering nearly 65 percent of the votes for the win.

Today’s round determines who faces Philly in the finals tomorrow. Will it be Southern charmer Bayou Bakery and its meaty muffalettas? Or a bun battle between Italians if Bub and Pop’s takes the prize? Two great teams, many worthy sandwiches, but only one can proceed to the championship. It’s time to make tough choices.

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.