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I always thought that the best sandwich to come out of a gas station was some novel touchscreen-enabled creation I made two years ago at the Constant Friendship WaWa off I-95 near Bel Air, Md. It looks like I’m probably wrong though, if DonRockwell.com posters are to be trusted.

It turns out the Fast Gourmet at the Lowest Best Price gas station at 14th and W streets NW makes some great sandwiches, including the national sandwich of Uruguay, the chivito, which has tenderloin, mozzarella, black forest ham, bacon, green olives, hard boiled eggs, escabeche, lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo. I have not made my way over to try this sandwich, but here are some appetizing words (and a photo) from the chivito chatter:

  • “I agree, this place is going to catch on fire (hopefully not literally since it’s a gas station). Also, I asked the gentleman working the register what I should try next time – he said the Cubano. Then I met Manuel (one of the two brothers; the other is the cook), and asked him the same question – he said (to my surprise) the tuna which is made with yellowfin. But man, it’s going to be difficult to stray from that Chivito.”
  • “… I have to pop in to say that that is one pretty fucking awesome Tuna Sandwich. Not close to the stuff you get out of the can, these are big chunks of either pan-fried or grilled (didn’t ask) yellowfin tuna, dressed delicately with mayo, capers, red onions and raisins.”
  • What’s the best gas-station food you’ve had?