Ok, before I start telling you about the best sandwich in the Entire World, I need to give you just a tiny bit of background, and I will start this by telling you I am a proud graduate of Georgetown University. That’s right, I am a Hoya just like my dad, and while I’m not telling you exactly HOW long ago I graduated, let’s just say that Patrick Ewing lived in the on-campus apartment right next door. You do the math.
Georgetown was a fabulous place to go to college in so many ways. The gorgeous campus, the fact that we were right in Washington DC, some of the best professors in the world, and a campus pub where I would…well, never mind.
(Note that I am showing you all these lovely pictures of the campus (not mine, I should state for the record) and none of me as an undergraduate. Nope, those shots are not ready for prime-time. No sirree. Anyway, you will note that the cafeteria was NOT included in the list of Georgetown wonderfulness. Because it was not wonderful. At all. Ever. So every so often we would trundle down Prospect Street to the world’s most fantastic sandwich shop, which is (thank goodness!) still there, and that is Booeymongers.
Affectionately known by the Hoya faithful as Booey’s. And there was only one thing I ever got at Booey’s…the Gatsby Arrow. I have no idea how it got that name, I just know it is the most delicious sandwich I know…a baguette stuffed with rare roast beef, Brie cheese and lettuce. When I make my own version I use a little Dijon mustard as well. It brings me right back to my college days, only without the blue book exams and the eight track tapes.
So here you go, the very best sandwich I know. Go Hoyas!
Roast Beef and Brie Sandwiches, with love to Booeymongers