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Earl's Sandwiches

2605 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
703-248-0150
www.earlsinarlington.com

CUISINE American, Comfort Food, Deli

PRICE Under $12

HOURS Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

DELIVERY No

TAKEOUT Yes

NVM AWARDS Best Bargain Restaurant 2012

NEARBY METRO Orange(Clarendon)

SPECIAL FEATURES

Breakfast Weekend
Breakfast Weekday
Lunch
Dinner
Outdoor Dining
Takeout



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NVM Review

(October 2008)

By Warren Rojas

For as long as I can remember, I have incorporated deep-fried potato products—be they in chip, shoestring, waffle or tot form—into any and all sandwiches preparing to pass between my lips.

Some people stare slack-jawed when I start my culinary consolidation routine. Others have openly mocked me.

Not Stephen Dugan. He gets it.

The Earl’s Sandwiches proprietor has paved the way for other closet potato-packers to indulge their starch-laden passions in public with his signature pork-and-fries creation.

Earl’s associate Michael Newman said Dugan stumbled across something similar to the pork and fries during a trip to Pennsylvania and immediately began toying with the potato-on-pork theme when he got home.

The end result features rustic ciabatta bread swabbed in a radioactive chipotle mayo—even my spice-averse better half appreciated the potency of this pepper-powered dressing—and loaded up with shaved pork (smoked in-house, daily), hand-cut spuds, diced onions and tangy pickle chips.

The Pearl is another gem of a meal, boasting slow-roasted turkey breast (plump, juicy slices of bird smoked in-house, daily), lump-free gravy and tart cranberry dressing dolled up with real cranberries (like Thanksgiving dinner on a bun).

Turkey and Sweet Potato Fries

(March 2012)

By Stefanie Gans

Fact: Fries make everything better. Fact: Eating sweet potato fries alleviates any guilt from first statement. So throw some beta-carotene into that soft and chewy ciabatta roll. Add freshly roasted turkey, both light and dark meat. Pour on homemade gravy. And donít be shy; ask for an extra side for dipping. Now pretend itís the day after Thanksgiving, without the headache (and stomach ache) of actually throwing a food-filled family get-together. Enter the turkey and sweet potato fry sandwich.

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