Legendary | Worth driving from anywhere
Review by: Michael Stern
Forget Everything You Know About Bologna
For anyone who grew up thinking of bologna as a circle of pale pink lunch meat about 1/16-inch thin, a fried bologna sandwich might not be an appetizing concept. But if you actually order one of these sandwiches in a restaurant that takes it seriously, your image of bologna will never again be the same. In particular, we’re talking about the G & R Tavern of Waldo, Ohio. In the opinion of may seasoned Roadfood explorers, this is nothing less than the best bologna sandwich on earth.
In this community tavern, they slice the bologna thick. It resonates with flavor. The pork and beef blend is redolent of garlic. It packs enough fat that when it sizzles on hot iron, it develops a wickedly savory crust. The crust envelops moist meat within. G & R loads that regal round of meat into a sandwich with sweet pickles and onion (a great condiment combo). Or choose mustard, mayonnaise, or tomato. Fitting side dishes include a variety of deep fried vegetables and curly fries.
If for some reason you don’t want a sandwich that defines the best bologna sandwich on earth, G&R also offers a bologna salad sandwich; and because this bologna is so much better than the spongy packaged stuff, the salad reminds us of something made with good ham, but smoother.
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||No|