Monte Cristo Sandwich in Madison?

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Monte Cristo Sandwich in Madison?

Postby vocalist » Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:21 am

Can anyone tell me where to get a good Monte Cristo sandwich (ham, turkey, cheese grilled between yummy slices of French toast) in or near Madison? When we first moved here 5 years ago, there were rumors of a place that was FAMOUS for this sandwich in Madison, but we've never found it :cry: --in fact, most people don't even know what it is when we ask around! :x Any suggestions? Thanks in advance! :wink:

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Postby jjoyce » Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:24 am

Downtown Great Dane makes a plausible Monte Cristo, but I've yet to see it on the menu in Fitchburg or at Hilldale.

They used to make one at the Edgewater, but I can't imagine it would cost less than $10 there.

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Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:42 am

What about a croque monsieur?

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Postby mrak » Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:49 am

TheBookPolice wrote:What about a croque monsieur?

Sorry, we don't even get a lousy Croque McDo here:
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Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:00 am

mrak wrote:
TheBookPolice wrote:What about a croque monsieur?

Sorry, we don't even get a lousy Croque McDo here:
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Ha!

And really, there's no better illustration of the Arches' cheapening of real food than comparing the above picture with this image of the Platonic ideal of a sandwich:

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::shudder::

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Postby Rosemary » Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:34 pm

I'd like to know the answer to this question, too. I haven't had a monte cristo in about a billion years.

Actually, I'd like one right now, with a big pile of fries and a bottle of Heinz.

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Postby ericj » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:09 pm

The Claddagh irish pub out in greenway station doesnt have a bad monte cristo.

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Postby TheBookPolice » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:28 pm

ericj wrote:The Claddagh irish pub out in greenway station doesnt have a bad monte cristo.


Yeah, but do they have a good one?

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Postby Rosemary » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:33 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:
ericj wrote:The Claddagh irish pub out in greenway station doesnt have a bad monte cristo.


Yeah, but do they have a good one?


Now you're just being greedy.

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Postby blunt » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:37 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:
ericj wrote:The Claddagh irish pub out in greenway station doesnt have a bad monte cristo.


Yeah, but do they have a good one?


Don't COUNT on it!
BWAHAHAHA!!!

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Postby Rosemary » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:40 pm

blunt wrote:
TheBookPolice wrote:
ericj wrote:The Claddagh irish pub out in greenway station doesnt have a bad monte cristo.


Yeah, but do they have a good one?


Don't COUNT on it!
BWAHAHAHA!!!


Tee hee.

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Postby monsterface » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:15 pm

Jordan's Big Ten Pub on Regent Street was featuring this as one of their specials today. When asked, the waiter said that they feature a group of daily specials, none of which appear on the menu. Judging by my patty melt, I'd have to assume that the Monte Cristo is fantastic. They really know how to slap two pieces of bread together; I'm tellin' ya.

Czech it out today yet, or maybe they'll have it again next Monday.

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Postby roadkill bill » Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:43 pm

Great Dane used to have a Monte Cristo. They served it with some sort of yummy dipping sausce on the side.

They change their menu a few times a year, so not sure if it's still available.

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Postby supaunknown » Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:52 pm

What's with the Count being out in full daylight? That's his ass I guess.

Claddagh has good food.

"Croque McDo"
I think I found my next band's name.

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Postby juanton » Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:14 pm

monsterface wrote:Jordan's Big Ten Pub on Regent Street was featuring this as one of their specials today. When asked, the waiter said that they feature a group of daily specials, none of which appear on the menu. Judging by my patty melt, I'd have to assume that the Monte Cristo is fantastic. They really know how to slap two pieces of bread together; I'm tellin' ya.

Czech it out today yet, or maybe they'll have it again next Monday.


My co-workers have been eating daily at Jordan's Big 10 for years. Their cholesterol must be through the roof.

Anyway, they swear by the Monte Cristo at the Big10. I have seen it and it looks amazing. The owner is an amazing cook/chef, whatever they call themselves for bar food. I can't get past the french toast thing to try one though.


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