Cardiac Arrest on a Bun

Last night was another fun-filled evening at the ballpark with the Phillies (a record for me–twice this month, three times this season.) Despite their loss, we had a grand time cheering on the boys. In addition to watching the game, my friend Tara and I spent a decent portion of the night roaming the vast halls of concessions looking for something to sate our appetites. A couple guys raved about a sandwich they had just scarfed down, the “Schmitter” (the origin of which we were all clueless about but now I’m guessing may be named after Mike Schmidt?). I was simultaneously repulsed and fascinated as they explained the various ingredients of this…food thing. Tara & I decided to investigate this food sensation ourselves and headed to the green awning across from Harry the K’s. The sandwich looks relatively innocuous in its final state but all along the line leading to the ordering booth are detailed diagrams of its contents–a layer of cheese, fried onions, steak slices, another cheese layer, pork roll slices, more cheese, special sauce (suspiciously similar to that of McD’s), oh, and even more cheese. We decided that it was much too much for our dainty palates (tee hee) and ended up ordering a couple hot dogs instead. Boring, yes, but a little less likely to clog our arteries upon the first bite compared to the Schmitter.

3 Comments so far

  1. Marisa (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 4:17 pm

    I have a hard time even thinking about that one. My mother would call it an “instant coronary.”

  2. TheBizofKnowledge (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 6:23 pm

    Being from Chicago and all, I’ve never heard of that sandwich. Nevertheless, after reading your description of the ingredients, I suspect you did well to pass that one up. Yikes!!

  3. jz (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 6:32 pm

    It was named after a regular patron of McNally’s (a bar in chestnut hill where the Schmitter originates) who always drank schmidt’s beer and ordered his cheesesteak that way.

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