Next week, four local chefs will go head to head in a crusty sandwich competition benefiting Second Harvest Heartland.
The contest is the brainchild of Bradstreet Neighborhood Craftshouse chef Blake Meier. "This isn’t James Beard or Michelin so the rules are pretty simple: sell the most sandwiches in one week and you take the title. It’s all about Minneapolis sandwich lovers voting with their taste buds," Meier explained.
Running from Monday, February 15 through Saturday, February 20, The Great Sandwich Face Off pins Meier’s Asian Lobster Roll against Third Bird’s TJ Rawitzer’s Prosciutto Americano, Lake and Irving’s Chris Ikeda’s Buttermilk Chicken and Bryant Lake Bowl’s Rachel Bonus’ Cubano in a battle for sandwich greatness. Whichever sandwich sells the most at their respective restaurants during competition week takes the title.
A percentage of profits from each sandwich sold goes to Second Harvest Heartland, one of the nation’s largest food banks, serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Keep track of the race at #SandwichFaceOff.