Want a Bite?
What we call sandwiches today have been a culinary staple in many cultures around the world for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. And while the early history of the sandwich is convoluted at best, the name is universally attributed to a man in the 18th century, whose title came from a small town in southeast England— John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich (although exactly how that happened also appears up for debate). Regardless of the complicated history, in modern times, the sandwich is ubiquitous—a dish suitable for all meals, and prized for its convenience and versatility. In our September issue, we’re paying homage to the humble handheld. In our cover story we review 12 sandwiches from local establishments that are sure to make your mouth water. And for those who like to construct their own, Jack Barten has suggestions on how to make one using all local ingredients. Kim Latimer profiles one of the city’s deli institutions, and we take a closer look at the popularity of sandwiches-to-go. Going hand-in-hand with our theme, film columnist Michael Sobota examines movies that have memorable scenes featuring sandwiches, food columnist Rachel Bayes tells us how to make an extravagant, over-the-top sandwich (whose namesake was similarly extravagant and over-the-top), and Olivia Bosma asks Thunder Bay residents what their favourite sandwich is and why in This Is Thunder Bay. Elsewhere in our September issue, Taylor Onski has the story of a local thespian who travelled to New York to workshop a Broadway production, Kat Lyzun speaks with Rhombi, a local DJ making big waves at festivals across the country and who is involved with the Thunder Bay Art Gallery’s Woodland POP! exhibition, and Amy Sellors has a look at what’s coming up at Definitely Superior Art Gallery this fall. So, as we head into fall, we hope that the pages of our September issue whet your appetite—for food, and to further explore our vibrant arts and culture scene. -Matt Prokopchuk