Overly Expensive Sandwich Joints

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Lol, sandwiches in Manhattan and SF are like $20 therefore Portland is affordable (other than sandwich prices we're perfectly comparable to those cities)
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Even here, on a site that can best be described as "bizarrely entitled people freaking out over the most trivial of life's annoyances," this post is really a stand out example of pointlessness.

Well done!
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Today on I,Yelp. If you have a problem with Devil's Dill, do what the rest of us do and don't eat there. Spend 9 bucks on a goat cheese and arugula crepe at the carts.
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You could make your own sandwich. Bring the cost down to $1.50 or so.
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Quit whining, seriously. It's not like someone is forcing you to go there and buy an overpriced sandwich.
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This idea is going to sound crazy as all fuck, and I may get thrown in jail for posting something so outrageous, but maybe try eating elsewhere?
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Hey fatso if an $8 sandwich isn't filling you up maybe you're just eating too much?
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Kenny & Zuke's also thinks it's okay to charge 12 bucks for what isn't really all that interesting of a pastrami sandwich. That's why I only ate there once.
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I got your starch right here...a French-fried FIST TO THE CHIN, WHINER!
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I kind of feel like this post was self-aware/silly enough that I don't need to point out that the complaint is trivial. Something can be both trivial and valid. This is Portland.

I also spent a good 20 minutes of yesterday trying to explain that banh mi should never cost more than $5. If it's so crazy-loaded with stuff and on such fancy fucking bread that it's $8, you really can't call it banh mi.
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Ever ponder that maybe the stuff they put on the sandwich costs a pretty penny? There are tons of options in Portland for you to choose pretty much any priced sandwich you want and as pointed out you could make your own, too. I gather that your complaint is more about having an inability to take your life into your own hands, make choices, bike that extra 100 yards or so to another sandwich, etc. Or that you just want a gourmet, organic, hand raised, nipple fed arugula kombucha-infused turkey sandwich to cost the same as a tuna & American cheese hoagie from 7-11. Dumb.
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If you want goat cheese with that you'll have to pay more sir or madam.
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"Tummy" and "sammy"? And in the same sentence even? Up yours, man. Do you also "wipe your bottom" and "go night-night in your "jammy-jams"?

Not that it's any of my beezness, but i guess from now on we'll instead be seeing you at MickeyD's for din-din? 'Aight then -- until then, buh-bye.

(By the way: "are keen on" ≠ "were aware of")
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^^nice!
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Go to Subway fatty
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When a consumer complains of the cost of goods without comparing the quality of ingredients, only the quantity of the goods, the consumer sounds like they need to either go on a diet or learn to enjoy eating worthless garbage for the rest of their life.
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C'mon out to the real Eastside and get not one but two Bahn Mi sandwiches for $5-$6--served by real Asians, not some white guy who moved here from Ohio...
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I enjoy the food options in town, for sure. But I have been wondering when people would wake up that they're being flat out ripped off in many cases. Kind of ironic for people who consider themselves so DIY. Hope you have zero credit card debt.
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Can we pass a law to sterilize everyone who says, "if it costs more than $X, it isn't a bahn mi?" Do we say this about any other kind of food?

IF IT HAS THE INGREDIENTS OF THE THING AND CALLS ITSELF THE THING, IT'S THAT FUCKING THING. PRICES/FANCINESS LEVELS FUCKING VARY SOMETIMES. DEAL WITH IT.
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Thanks Deeze. I'm aware, but my neighborhood is full of some inner NE $7 bullshit.
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While I agree with most of the comments, this is still way more valid than complaining about white people having dreads.
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People actually pay more than 2.99 for their bahn mi? LAWL!!!!
You people are fucking dumb!

Yeah, the devil's dill was good once; when they had that special breakfast sandwich; now they're just second rate. Which is sad to, since they did have potential. Oh well, still got eastside deli!
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Agreed takeout/delivery food is fucking expensive in Portland (unless it comes from a cart...and even then sometimes)
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I FULLY AGREE. And it's not just sandwiches around here. People have the right to bitch about this. "Eat somewhere else." and "Make your own sandwich." are not valid arguments. Defending a restaurant's reasoning for higher prices, such as the cost of ingredient, however, "is" valid.
What do you do when you sit down at a restaurant, look over the menu, and decide the items just might be overpriced? Do you automatically get up and leave to find a more affordable place? Do you whip out the fucking sandwich fixin's you have on you at all times? No. You probably just order whatever you want in hopes that it will be worth the value in portion or taste. Sometimes you are let down. Then it happens again somewhere else. Then you write a small blurb about it because you're a little fed up. Then people leave stupid comments about overeating.
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I assume this person is talking about Lardo. They make great sandwiches, which range from $8-11. Me and all the other people who buy their sandwiches think it's worth the price. If you don't, stop going there. They won't notice. I'd also like to add that you must have one hell of an appetite if you aren't full after one of those sandwiches, and fyi, bread is a starch.
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Lardo is totally worth it, and since they aren't using nearly-expired, commodity ingredients, what you see is THE ACTUAL COST OF DECENTLY PREPARED FOOD. But, you being special, Anon, I'm sure they owe you a $5 footlong.
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Yeah, Lardo is the ONLY new sandwich place on Hawthorne. pdxMB and tdown you two take the cake for being dumbest commenters in this I,A. Good job catamites.
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If you stop buying expensive sandwiches, people will stop selling them. supply and demand, baby.
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@ chicostix, the poster called it Fatso. Fatso? Lardo? Southeast? Great sandwiches? See the connection? Jackass
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Cross 12th and go to Burgerville instead.....
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@chicostix - it's really not that hard to read and comprehend, and even interpret, except for you I guess.
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Burgervlille and subway are not that much cheaper to be honest. Also, I am guessing Anon also uses words like "totes" Which is highly fucking irritating.
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I noticed you two didn't even defend the accusation of being called catamites. Thank you for silently admitting you're both catamites.
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Shit. I could go to Little Big Burger and get a sandwich, fries, and a drink all for about or under 10$...! This post is pure fact; gospel even.
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Yep - typical Portland - overpriced for something slightly better than normal, whether sandwiches or houses.