11 Celebrities With Sandwiches Named After Them

I am pleased to inform you that today is National Sandwich Day! If you haven’t already enjoyed a delicious sandwich, you best get on that, otherwise you’re not a true Amurrican. If you really aren’t a true Amurrican because you’re not American, eat a sandwich anyway! I give you permission. Maybe put some leftover Halloween candy on it.

Or maybe you can try one inspired by one of your favorite celebrities. Some restaurants name sandwiches after their famous patrons — or even celebrities who’ve never been there but inspired them. If you’re lucky enough to get to one of those restaurants, hurrah! If not, maybe try to recreate it in your own kitchen. I’m sure it’ll be at least 10% as good as the real thing. Here are a few ideas.

1. Woody Allen

Carnegie Deli in New York City

“Lotsa corned beef plus lotsa pastrami.”

Here’s a rather famous one. Carnegie named this sandwich after Woody Allen after he filmed parts of his movie Broadway Danny Rose there. It costs 25 bucks and is huge.

2. Al Roker

Stage Deli in New York City

“Salami, tongue and pastrami.”

Stage closed its doors in 2012, but it was famous for its sandwiches created by celebrities. I’m a little hung up on the tongue in this one, but by all means go forth and enjoy.

3. Adam Sandler

Stage Deli in New York City

“Nova Scotia salmon, sturgeon, lettuce, tomato and onion.”

Did you know Adam Sandler was such a seafood fan? I did not. Learn something new every day.

4. Conan O’Brien

Stage Deli in New York City

“Brisket, corned beef and Swiss cheese.”

Simple and solid. Bravo, Conan.

5. Katie Couric

Stage Deli in New York City

“Turket, ham and swiss cheese.”

Now that’s my kind of sandwich! (I’m boring.)

6. Dolly Parton

Stage Deli in New York City

“Twin rolls of pastrami and corned beef.”

Twin rolls. Is… is that a boob joke? If so, I approve wholeheartedly.

7. Alyssa Milano

Lioni Italian Heroes in New York City

“Chicken cutlet, prosciutto di Parma, Lioni fresh mozzarella, and basil mix.”

As you might be able to gather from its name, Lioni Italian Heroes names sandwiches after Italian celebrities. I don’t know about you, but I can totally see Alyssa eating this.

8. Leonardo DiCaprio

Lioni Italian Heroes in New York City

“Fried eggplant, roast beef, Lioni fresh mozzarella, white American cheese, bruschetta, sun-dried tomatoes, stuffed peppers and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.”

This sandwich will probably win an Oscar before Leo does. Yeah, I went there. But seriously, look at those ingredients! Tour de force.

9. Elvis Presley

Heimerhaus Deli in Redwood City, CA

“Liverwurst, tomato, onion and mustard on pretzel.”

Heimerhaus has sandwiches named after a variety of celebrities, even historical figures like Ben Franklin. The Elvis Presley is surprisingly devoid of peanut butter.

10. Michael Caine

Heimerhaus Deli in Redwood City, CA

“Cheese, tomatoes, avocado, lettuce and onion on whole wheat.”

Raise your hand if you read those ingredients in Michael’s voice.

11. Jerry Seinfeld

Peanut Butter & Company in New York City

“A sliced, toasted bagel topped with peanut butter, drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cinnamon.”

Jerry’s described by the restaurant as their “most famous customer,” so they let him create a menu item and write the foreword for their cookbook.

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