Earl of Sandwich

9/4/11It’s always hard to review Earl of Sandwich, because the only times I’ve been here are at the break of dawn, after my palate has been compromised by drinking, partying and fatigue. This time, we went at around 3am (I think) after hitting up some clubs, and just about everyone in line had come after partying all night like us. Seeing how people are up all night in Vegas, it wouldn’t surprise me if the place was busy at 6am (they’re open twenty-four hours now). And now that it’s been a week since I’ve eaten at this sandwich shop located within Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino, I can objectively write about my experience.

The Original 1762The Original 1762 – Freshly Roasted Beef, Sharp Cheddar & Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Like with some of my posts, I prefer to get a restaurant’s signature item for review to use it as a barometer of sorts. They actually gave me the Caribbean jerk chicken one by accident, but were very apologetic and gave me a fresh original sandwich. This is just your standard hot roast beef sandwich, with the requisite cheese and horseradish sauce. What puts this one above most of those sandwiches, however, is the panini-esque bread used that gives the sandwich a nice hot crunch. Sandwiches are always better toasted. Although I have to say, the bread itself is a little doughy for me.

Cannonballs!Cannonballs! – Meatballs, Mozzarella & Parmesan & Marinara Sauce

I had a couple bites of Jen’s meatball sandwich. Much better than the one I had at Deano’s Deli recently, but nothing noteworthy. Just a solid meatball sandwich, with the same bread as the original sandwich above.

Earl of Sandwich, after all the fuzzy feelings have subsided from being out all night, turns out to be just a good, but not great sandwich shop. But all I know is that I’m lucky I don’t live in Vegas, or else I would probably get fat(ter) from eating these sandwiches late night.

Chris Hei grade: B-

Earl of Sandwich
Planet Hollywood
3667 Las Vegas Blvd S, Ste 760
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 463-0259

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