In the semifinals of the World Cup of Sandwiches, the host nation looks to be the favorite, while the formidable chivito faces a tough matchup with a döner kebab. Polls will stay open through Thursday.
USA vs. Greece
The Bobbie: Defeated Choripán (Argentina) 74:26. What's more American than Thanksgiving? A Thanksgiving sandwich approved by Vice President Biden. The signature item at Capriotti's, the Veep's favorite lunch spot, combines turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and mayo on a roll.
Spring lamb: Defeated torta (Mexico) 54:46. Greece qualified for the World Cup's knockout round by the slimmest of margins. We're glad, because it offers us a chance to write about the fancy gyro at G Sandwich. The roasted lamb comes from Isabella's neighboring Kapnos, and it's topped with tzatziki, romaine, pickled onion and a bunch of zesty dill.
Uruguay vs. Germany
Chivito: Defeated El Lomito (Chile) 65:35. The chivito is the national sandwich of Uruguay, and Fast Gourmet's version is so imposing -- steak, ham, bacon, cheese, egg and a bunch of other savory stuff -- Luis Suarez couldn't even bite all the way through it in one attempt.
Döner: Defeated Croque Monsieur (France) 53:47. The lingering taste of your study abroad semester is the döner kebab, a Turkish innovation that is, according to Doner Bistro, "the No. 1 hand food in Germany." The spiced slices of beef or chicken are served in a flatbread pocket with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and tzatziki.