When I was last in Vegas at the end of 2007, I remember seeing an Earl of Sandwich – Coming Soon sign at the Planet Hollywood hotel. I was pretty excited for some unknown reason, but I never thought about it again until I walked into the Port St. Lucie-Ft. Pierce (Milepost 144) Turnpike Service Plaza.
When you’re traveling on the Florida Turnpike you’ll find service plazas approximately every 40 miles. The Earl of Sandwich is also at the West Palm Beach (Milepost 94) and Fort Drum (Milepost 184) plazas.
I stood at the Earl of Sandwich menu for a while trying to figure out what to order and decided on the good ol’ faithful, the Ham & Swiss. It’s been my favorite since I was a little beast.
The hot sandwich was tightly wounded and looked like a gold bar from an Indiana Jones film. I unwrapped my treasure to find a nicely toasted sandwich.
It looked great and had the Earl’s Mustard sauce all over the inner top and bottom bread. I enjoyed the mustard, but I found the sammy to be something I could recreate at home effortlessly.
I wouldn’t exactly be running here to have another one of these yet, but in a pinch, it would do. If there’s a next time, I will go for Earl of Sandwich’s brookie and one of the fellows below.
- The Original 1762 – roast beef, cheddar cheese & horseradish sauce
- The Full Montagu – roast beef, turkey, Swiss & cheddar cheese, lettuce, Roma tomatoes & the Earl’s Mustard sauce
Or maybe one of their salads; just kidding.