Sandwich of the Week: White House Special

The White House Special is one of the East Coast's best subs, but how is it made? The accompanying slideshow demonstrates.
Half of a full-length White House Special.
Arthur Bovino

Half of a full-length White House Special.

No trip to Atlantic City is complete without pre- or post-gaming it at the White House Sub Shop. And of course, when you talk White House, there's really only one thing to say: White House Special. Extra Genoa salami, provolone, ham, and capicolla. A full-length sandwich runs about a half-yard and the quality Italian cold cuts are expertly crammed inside.

The White House Special is everything you want in a good sub. Superior bread. Good meat. Textural variation from the crust, cheese, lettuce, and meat. And great flavor from the sliced onions and chopped peppers. It's a sandwich worth a three-hour detour. Anyone who tells you otherwise just doesn't know what they're talking about. Shake your fist at them and tell them so.

There’s almost always a line around the block for a table. Impatient veterans call orders ahead or do take-out. Take-out customers step past the line for tables, walk right in, take a number at the counter and get on line — it usually only takes fifteen minutes to get a sandwich that way.

But how is the storied White House Special made? Bread-gutting, and layers, lots of layers. Check out this slideshow to see one of the East Coast's best subs made, layer by layer. 

White House Sub Shop 2301 Arctic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ


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