Today’s post is a little different.  In addition to blogging about sandwiches, I also write for the Western Herald, Western Michigan University’s student newspaper.  I generally cover crime/public safety and breaking news over there.  As part of our restaurant guide, I wrote up a list of the best sandwiches in Kalamazoo in a number of categories, including wraps, vegetarian options, and subs.  For those of you in Kalamazoo, this will be your bible.  For those of you elsewhere, enjoy a glimpse into the local sandwich landscape.  A couple of them will be familiar to long time fans, but there’s plenty of new material.

Super Satisfying Sandwiches

And I suppose now is a good a time as any to plug my other projects, so I will!!  I also write for a local music publication called Kalamazoo Local Music, which provides a great guide to the local music and concert scene.  And if you like Sandwichtalk but wish I blogged about movies and TV shows and cartoons instead, fear not!!  I run another blog called Gentlemen, Behold!!  that covers different pop culture topics.  If you like Sandwichtalk, I’ll go out on a limb and say you’ll probably enjoy GB.

I’ve been a little bit busy with all these different projects, but I hope to keep updating both blogs regularly.  Check back frequently for the latest updates!!



Old Burdick’s is a local restaurant franchise with locations around the Kalamazoo area.  I’m kind of surprised I haven’t reviewed them before, they’re kind of a mainstay in the area, since they have a full menu of lunch and dinner entrees as well as a full bar.  Anyway, I’ve had the Triple Threat, one of their latest burgers, recommended to me multiple times, and since a friend from out of town was visiting, I decided to splurge and check it out.

The Triple Threat, in all its posed glory.

The Triple Threat consists of a half-pound burger patty, a bratwurst patty, and a wheel of fried Provolone cheese, topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and onions.  As a fan of larger, more ambitious fare, it looked to be right up my alley: not quite Man vs. Food scale, but with a classiness and a vision I enjoy.

Read the rest of this entry »