Back in the 1940s, when smoky Polish-style sausages were called "Polish boys," barbecue aficionado Virgil Whitmore decided to make a sandwich with some ingredients he already had on hand. Atop one of those "Polish boys," Virgil stacked crisp fries, creamy coleslaw and tangy barbecue sauce, and sandwiched his creation in a sturdy hot dog bun. The somewhat happy accident took off and worked its way into the Cleveland barbecue canon, where it has remained for well over a half century. Try one of the new cheffy takes at sausage and poutine shop Banter, where butcher-made kielbasa and impeccable fries make for one heck of a satisfying hand-held meal.Looking for even more great sandwiches in Cleveland? Check out Scene's list of the 10 sandwiches we love right here.
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We are honored to have our Polish Boy to be included in @foodnetwork list of Best Sandwiches in America! Not only are we the only entrant from Cleveland but the only one in Ohio!!! Big shout out to our friends at @ohiocityprovisions for creating the great sausage featured on the sandwich. When was the last time you had one? Tonight seems like a great night to have one of America’s Best Sandwiches.