A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 19, 2010
Schumwich (NY Senator Chuck Schumer’s sandwich)

New York Senator Chuck Schumer’s favorite sandwich was described in the April 18, 2010 New York (NY) Post. The sandwich is roast beef, banana peppers, pickled jalapeños, extra onions, extra tomatoes, two layers of pickles, mayonnaise and mustard on hearty Italian bread.

Schumer’s staff dubbed it the “Schumwich.”


Wikipedia: Chuck Schumer
Charles Ellis “Chuck” Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is the senior United States Senator from New York and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected in 1998, he defeated three-term Republican incumbent Al D’Amato by a margin of 55%–44%. He was easily re-elected in 2004 by a margin of 71%–24%.

Before his election to the U.S. Senate, Schumer served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1999. He represented New York’s 16th congressional district, which was later redistricted to the 10th congressional district in 1983 and to the 9th congressional district in 1993. A native of Brooklyn and graduate of Harvard Law School, he was a three-term member of the New York State Assembly, serving from 1975 to 1980.

Schumer was chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2005 to 2009, in which post he oversaw a total of 14 Democratic gains in the Senate in the 2006 and 2008 elections. Elected vice-chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus in 2006, he is the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, behind Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin.

New York (NY) Post
Chuck Schumer’s legendary sandwich
By ANNIE KARNI
Posted: 3:48 AM, April 18, 2010
It’s the most famous sandwich in New York politics.

Roast beef, banana peppers, pickled jalapeños, extra onions, extra tomatoes, two layers of pickles, mayonnaise and mustard on hearty Italian bread—it’s known as “The Schumwich.”

Sen. Chuck Schumer’s go-to lunch has become a legend in lawmaker circles—an inside joke of sorts among the armies of political aides who have slaved away in Schumer’s office.

When it comes to the preparation of his eponymous sandwich, New York’s senior senator can turn into a Naomi Campbell-like diva.

“No lettuce—it kills the flavor!” Schumer is known to bark at aides who mess up the order. “Did you ask for extra pickles?” he bellows. “Did you watch them put them on, or did you not focus on it?”
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Schumer has honed his hero since he discovered a similar sandwich at Tony’s Sub Shop when he was attending Harvard University, he told The Post. 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • (0) Comments • Monday, April 19, 2010 • Permalink