Sandwich of the Week: 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