The New Yorker’s Book Bench Blog has a mouth-watering post based on a California restaurant’s menu which features sandwiches named after famous literary figures. While the menu itself was rather dull, the New Yorker came up with some spicier additions (and be sure to check out the reader responses!). In this spirit, I’d like to add a few suggestions of my own:
- The Captain Ahab: Two pieces of stale, slightly moldy bread and a glass of seawater (still waiting on the white whale fillet).
- The Dan Brown: Wonder Bread, Miracle Whip, Oscar Mayer bologna and American cheese – tastes good but nutritionally worthless.
- The Ayn Rand: A massive brick of a sandwich, comes with a side of self-righteousness and a lecture about how it’s the best sandwich ever created and anyone who disagrees is a free-loading commie.
- The Dr. Seuss: does it even need to be said?
If any other literary chefs would like to cook up their own creations, I’d love to hear them.