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January 9, 2013 at 2:48pm

Sound Sandwiches: The Swiss Dip

SWISS DIP: Dip it!

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It seems almost a "cheat" to review a French dip sandwich when discussing the best sandwiches in the South Sound. After all, isn't the sandwich simply meat and bread dipped in drippings?

This is my column. I can do whatever I please (ha Pappi Swarner!). Besides, The Swiss serves an excellent version.

Nearly every pub adds its own spin on the traditional French dip, which usually means changing the word "French" to the name of the bar. The Swiss follows suit. 

The Swiss stacks thick roast beef, grilled green peppers and onions, Swiss cheese (duh) between herbed roll halves.  And, naturally, it's called the Swiss Dip. 

That's tasty alone.

Here's where the Swiss Dip reaches dip dominance: the sandwich is served with the best au jus I've ever tasted. This is not your watered-down version made with powdered flavoring. The Swiss' au jus — rich and dark — bursts with flavor. I soaked the hell out of the sandwich. I searched for a syringe to suck up its awesomeness for a midnight treat.

(Breathe)

Partner this with fries, salad or tots, add a beer and you cannot go wrong.

By the way, The Swiss has done nearly the same transformation with its Rueben.

THE SWISS, 11-2 A.M. MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9-2 A.M. SATURDAY-SUNDAY, 1904 JEFFERSON AVE., TACOMA, 253.572.2821

LINK: Kareem Kandi hosts a jazz jam tonight at The Swiss

LINK: MSM Deli's Mike's Deluxe

LINK: Antique Sandwich Company's turkey sandwich

LINK: Meconi's Hot Italian Sub

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