Here’s something I don’t understand: lettuce on hot sandwiches. I don’t know why sandwich shops insist on putting lettuce on hot, saucy sandwiches like barbecue pork, barbecue chicken, and meatball, but I wish they’d stop. There’s really no point to this practice. Lettuce is supposed to be cold and crispy, and provide something of a contrast to the mushier ingredients in the sandwich. On a hot, saucy sandwich, all the lettuce does is turn all warm and floppy and soft, rather like seaweed that’s been washed ashore and sitting in the sun all day.
I’ll take onions, I’ll take tomatoes, and I may even take olives or peppers. Just keep that lettuce away from my meatballs.