The Post Dispatch is running a March Madness bracket alongside the NCAA basketball tournament only this bracket is filled with local sandwiches. The idea is to come up with a Best St. Louis Sandwich by the end. It is a rather overwhelming contest with so many sandwiches seeded in brackets. Problem is I'd guess most of us have only had a few of these many sandwiches.
In the same vein a new place opened up this week in south city on Ivanhoe off Arsenal. Vinnie's is a small place putting out Chicago style Italian Beef sandwiches something this area has needed for a long time. The reviews from 6 people who have already been in have been over the charts enthusiastic. It's more a carry out kind of place than go in and eat although there are a few tables. Vinnie makes everything himself including the giardinara. What's cool is how much Vinnie's looks like all the venerable Chicago Beef places which are on almost every corner in Chicago.
We're getting carry outs tonight for sure.