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Thursday is National Sandwich Day and James City County residents are in luck.
In celebration of the holiday, the county has released the following list of restaurants and suggested a sandwich pick for each one. Sandwich lovers, behold.
For modern traditionalists, Craft 31, 3701 Strawberry Plains Rd., offers a crab cake sandwich and a dill fried chicken-breast sandwich.
For bacon lovers, there can never be enough, so a BLT is the obvious choice and Emily’s Donuts & Café, 7123 Merrimac Trail, offers its version on freshly baked bread with double bacon. That’s right, it’s a BBLT.
Vegetable lovers take heed – you can get in on the action, too, with a Mediterranean-inspired option at Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant, 5525 Olde Towne Rd. It comes with artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, mushrooms and tomatoes on Ciabatta bread, with feta and melted provolone cheese.
Straight-up classicists might opt for a fried fish sandwich at Oceans & Ale, 5601 Richmond Rd., or a turkey Reuben at Five Forks Café, 4456 John Tyler Highway.
If comfort food is in order, it’s hard to beat a meatloaf sandwich, like the one on the menu at The Corner Pocket, 4805 Courthouse St.
Or maybe this twist on a French classic from the Gabriel Archer Tavern at the Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred: roasted turkey and brie on a baguette, with granny smith apple, lingonberry preserves and roasted garlic mayo.
Hold the garlic mayo, if you must, but not the bread. National Sandwich Day is no time to count carbs.