Caroline Jones

The Sandwich: Tippi’s Revenge

Where: The Good Silver, 3410 11th St. NW

Cost: $15

Stuffings: Turkey, chicken liver pâté, Swiss cheese, coleslaw, caramelized onions, brown mustard

Bread: Sub roll

Thickness: 3 inches

Pros: This sandwich is all funk and flavor, starting with the pâté, which coats the roll and provides an indulgent fattiness to each bite. Ideal amounts of every ingredient are packed within the walls of the roll, from creamy coleslaw to spicy mustard and tender turkey. The masterminds at The Good Silver clearly understand the power of condiments and eaters will appreciate their bold combination of mayonnaise, mustard, and liver.

Cons: If you detest salty sandwiches, avoid this one, because the turkey isn’t shy on sodium. Those afraid of spreadable liver might find the healthy application of pâté off-putting, but give it a chance—it’s good for you! Shout out to vitamins A and B-12. 

Sloppiness level (1 to 5): 4. The first bites go off relatively well, but before long, coleslaw flies everywhere, the bread starts to disintegrate, and you start sporting a mustard and pâté mustache. Extra napkins are essential for correcting your appearance, as are the mirrors that line the back wall of the restaurant.

Overall score (1 to 5): 4.5. This big honker of a sandwich could probably feed two people, especially when you factor in the homemade chips served with it. The flavor combinations wake up your tongue and expand your thinking about just what fits on a sub roll. In other words, The Good Silver is not a second place finisher.