Extreme Sandwiching: Adventures in Questionable Flavor Combos

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Photo: Daniel Maurer

Attention, This is Why Youre Fat: Friendlys is now serving (for a limited time only!) the blechtacular cheeseburger club you see here. For better or worse, New Yorks only Friendlys is in Staten Island (at 2720 Hylan Boulevard), but if youre looking for a closer-to-home sandwich adventure, fret not. Ever-experimental Joe Dobias has created a brunch-menu item that places a fried egg and fried bologna between two buttermilk pancakes (inspired by his Irish mother, who likes egg with her pancakes, and a servers grandfather, who put fried bologna between his). And on the dessert menu, theres now an Elvis-inspired ice-cream sandwich that puts a semi-frozen peanut butter, banana, and bacon mousse between two cookies. By the way, JoeDoe now has a Sunday Supper menu, available between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., that offers three courses for $20. Check out the new la carte dinner menu (certain items will be served during Sunday Suppers) and youll notice Dobias, like us, is a lover of Chinese sausage. (Hes combining it with pork belly because everybody says pork belly isnt cool anymore.)

Appetizers

DH Krahn Cured Scallop ....jalapeno mayo, croutons 12
Lots of Vegetables, ok a salad ....carrot vinaigrette, Equinox cheese 9
Sausage & Broccoli Rabe Bread ....tomato vinaigrette, Mt. View Pork 9
Pastured Tongue Taco ....radish-garlic salad 8
Fried Kirby Pickles ....garlic-cream cheese dip 8
John's Duck Egg ....fennel-farro salad, feta dressing 10

Entrees

Laurie's Pork & Pasta ....duck egg, corn, broccoli rabe 23
No Ordinary Vegetarian ....roasted fennel, walnut-tomato puree 19
Mi Pollo Mexicano ....epazote, black beans, chorizo 23
Little Benny's Beef ....faux fries, collards, steak sauce 25
Tasmanian Ocean Trout ....lentil cake, spicy yogurt, kirby cucs 24
Mt. View Pork Belly ....Chinese sausage, red beans, celery 26

Desserts

Wildflower Honey Custard ....wildflower honey, Turkish flatbread 8
Banana Bread Sundae ....bananas Foster topping, ice cream 8
North East Cheeses ....local, artisan-farm produced 12
Seasonal Tapioca ....Greek yogurt, local berries 7
The King's Cookie Sandwich ....bacon, banana, peanut butter 7