Wednesday June 13, 2012
The Travel Channel will feature East Nashville's own Mitchell Delicatessen tonight at 8 pm CDT on Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America. A much slimmer Richman (of Man vs. Food fame) is clearly benefitting from the switch to a new show, which does not require him to consume/sweat through 12-egg omelettes from Beth's Cafe, 180 Oysters from Acme Oyster House or fiery phaal curry from Brick Lane among other ludicrous food challenges.
As for the Mitchell's sandwich up for the honor of competing with the nation's best: That would be the Asian Flank Steak Sandwich topped with provolone and crunchy giardiniera (available only on Mondays). As far as we're concerned, it couldn't have happened to a more deserving restaurant. This great little neighborhood deli provides hearty breakfasts, local meats and cheeses, and wonderful sandwiches - we're particularly fond of the turkey-apple-brie, the curried chicken salad and the turkey-avocado-bacon (Benton's, of course). Here's a sneak preview of tonight's episode, in which the Asian Flank Steak Sandwich will compete with the chicken cheddar biscuit from Time-Out in Chapel Hill and the Chicken Conquistador from Zunzi's in Savannah, GA.