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The Subway Falafel Sandwich and the Americanization of Ethnic Food

“Mediterranean food is delicious,” Zaibak says. It’s about time everyone knew it.

A few years ago, Khaled Zaibak began promoting fried chickpeas in his sleep. “I started to have some dreams about falafel,” says Zaibak, president of Chicago-based falafel wholesaler Zaibak Bros. “As a strong believer in faith, I felt as though it was a message from God.”

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Is a Burrito a Sandwich?

GOOD debates the culinary question of our time.



Here at GOOD, we live every week like it's sandwich week. This week, we're celebrating the real thing with 50-state sandwich maps, wrap screeds, and the great philosophical question:

Is a burrito a sandwich? In 2006, Pennsylvania Judge Jeffrey A. Locke was tasked with establishing legal precedent on the question. The dispute: A local Panera Bread franchise had sued to block a Qdoba Mexican Grill from opening in its shopping complex, citing its contract to be the sole sandwich shop on the block. Qdoba makes the bulk of its income selling burritos. In Panera's view, that put Qdoba in the sandwich business.

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What Is California's Sandwich? The Fast Food Burger Takes On the Veggie Sandwich

What is the ultimate California sandwich? When we posed the question to the Cali natives in GOOD's offices, we nearly tore the staff apart.

What is the ultimate California sandwich? When we posed the question to the Cali natives in GOOD's offices, we nearly tore the staff apart. California is a sprawling state with impressive geographical and cultural diversity. It also boasts a mean North-South rivalry, which lies at the center of this debate.

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America Isn't a Melting Pot: It's a Sandwich

I’m not saying that sandwiches incited the founding of the United States, but you can’t deny the correlation.


Here at GOOD, we live every week like it's sandwich week. This week, we're celebrating the real thing with extreme condiments, wrap screeds, the most appetizing sandwiches ever scanned, and a new paradigm for the American experience:

The go-to metaphor for the American experience is the melting pot, as if we lived in a fondue country where global cheeses coalesced into a republic of unvariegated goo. That doesn’t much match the reality of living in the United States. At its best, people of different flavors, textures and origins come to this country to make it greater than the sum of its parts, all without subsuming individuals completely within the whole.

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An Ode to the Humble Egg Sandwich

It is breakfast. It is lunch. It is everything.



Here at GOOD, we live every week like it's sandwich week. This week, we're celebrating the real thing with extreme condiments, wrap screeds, and free verse:

Tell me, o muse, of that ingenious sandwich.

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Winner: Transform Your Favorite Meat Dish into a Vegetarian Classic

As part of June's 30-Day Challenge, we asked our community to remake their favorite meat dishes as vegetarian classics. See the winning recipe.

Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD), a monthly attempt to live better. Our challenge for June? Go vegetarian.

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