10 Ways to Celebrate National Sandwich Month in Baltimore County

Bread, meat, cheese, eat, repeat. The sandwich is an art form in Baltimore.

SCREENSHOT: One of Catonsville's Grilled Cheese & Co.'s sandwiches from its Instagram feed.
SCREENSHOT: One of Catonsville's Grilled Cheese & Co.'s sandwiches from its Instagram feed.
August is National Sandwich Month. Of course, Baltimoreans don't need some marketing gimmick to inspire sandwich greatness, but why not take this opportunity to point out some of the best. Here are 10 places in Baltimore County where you can enjoy something special between two slices of bread.

  1. Chaps Pit Beef, 5801 Pulaski Hwy, Baltimore; 410-483-2379
    Open daily at 10:30 a.m. till 10 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays, till midnight on Fridays and Saturdays
    This Baltimore barbecue restaurant is known for its pit beef sandwiches, which were featured on the Travel Channel's "Man vs. Food" and the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives."
  2. Cannella's Italian Deli, 9611 Belair Rd., Perry Hall; 410-248-3288
    Open Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    With a 96 percent rating on food review site Urbanspoon, this deli prides itself in its subs. Cannella's also offers catering and says that its "Italian Super Sub" is "by far the most popular selection," according to its menu.
  3. Duesenberg's American Cafe and Grill, 10 Mellor Ave., Catonsville; 410-747-7333
    Open Mondays through Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    This American cafe and grill serves a variety of burgers and sandwiches. Try the reuben sandwiches that include sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on grilled rye bread.
  4. Trinacria Italian Deli, 406 N. Paca St., Baltimore; 410-685-7285
    Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Whether you're in the mood for classic sandwiches like the meatball sub or its breakfast sandwich (available all day), this deli has it all. Open since 1908, Trinacria was featured on SouthBMore.com.
  5. Grilled Cheese & Co.500 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville; 410-747-2610
    Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    How do you like your grilled cheese sandwich? This shop offers sandwiches with brie, provolone, sausage, cheddar, roasted red peppers, crab meat and other toppings. Plus, follow Grilled Cheese & Co. on Instagram for mouth-watering photos of its sandwiches.
  6. Taneytown Deli and Sandwich Shoppe, 807 Frederick Rd., Catonsville; 410-788-0520; 11223- A York Rd., Hunt Valley; 410-771-0779
    Hours vary, see hours for each shop
    Just the names of these sandwiches—"Jaw Breaker," "Fud Clucker" and "Mother Clucker"—may be enough to tempt you to try them. Check out their menu for more of its offerings.
  7. Hummus Corner, 9201 Lakeside Blvd, Owings Mills; 410-363-6033
    Open Mondays through Saturdays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays noon to 7 p.m.
    Serving the Mediterranean chickpea staple in a variety of preparations, this restaurant uses fresh, all-natural ingredients. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for deals, updates and photos.
  8. Greg's Bagels, 519 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore; 410-323-9463
    Open Wednesdays through Fridays 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sundays 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Try this bagel shop's popular smoked salmon bagel sandwich, an employee said. Also, many customer reviews on various sites, such as Google+ and Urbanspoon, are positive.
  9. Charcoal Deli, 22 Church Lane, Cockeysville; 410-666-3730
    Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays noon to 6 p.m.
    This pit beef stand, a local favorite, offers smoked pit turkeys and hams, BBQ baby back ribs, Italian sausage, sandwiches, wings, burgers, hot dogs and a variety of other entrees and side dishes.
  10. Havana Road Cuban Cafe, 8 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Towson; 410-494-8222
    Open Mondays through Thursdays 11 a.m. to 9/9:30 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sundays noon to 9 p.m.
    Opened in 2010, Havana Road offers authentic Cuban cuisine from chef-owner Marta Ines Quintana's family recipes. The menu includes award-winning Cubano sandwiches, seafood, meat dishes and homemade soups. Dessert features homemade flan in an array of fruit flavors. The entire menu is also available for carry out and catering.
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