There's nothing so wonderful as a good sandwich; today, Nov. 3, we celebrate the classic lunchtime companion with National Sandwich Day.
The sandwich day is held on John Montagu's birthday because he is believed to have created the new menu item. As the fourth Earl of Sandwich, Montagu's name was given to his creation, which reportedly came about when he was too busy to eat a regular meal during a gambling bender back in the 18th century.
One of my favorite sandwich stops in Georgetown is Booeymonger; they have so many yummy options on the menu. The Earl of Sandwich likely never had chicken salad with avocado and sprouts, but we owe him one for starting the sandwich-making craze.