In honor of the Masters, who makes D.C.’s top pimento cheese sandwich?

April 11, 2013

The Masters is underway, which means golf fans everywhere are focused on blooming azaleas, the Amen Corner, green jackets, whispered reverence from Jim Nantz and, of course, pimento cheese sandwiches.


Blind Dog's pimento cheese frittata. (Tim Carman)

Pimento cheese, that traffic-cone hued spread of cheese, mayo and peppers, is sacred at Augusta, where fans have enjoyed the delicious (and famously inexpensive) sandwiches during golf's most revered tournament for decades. These people take pimento cheese so seriously that there's actual controversy about who's making the stuff, and whether or not it's as good as it used to be. (Spoiler alert: It used to be better.)

In honor of the Masters, @jbjonesjr wanted to know who makes the best pimento cheese sandwich here in D.C.

We suggested Bayou Bakery (very good, if a bit dainty), DC9 (a monster of a sandwich, especially when topped with bacon) and Blind Dog Cafe (served on a croissant for breakfast). Where else? Leave your answer in the comments or submit your favorite to our Got Plans? chat, which starts at 1 p.m.

Alex Baldinger is editor of the Going Out Guide blog, which covers food, drink, arts, music, events and other curiosities in the D.C. area. He is forever in search of a great sandwich.
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Alex Baldinger · April 11, 2013