Tasty-Ass Sandwiches of the Ivy League: The Hot Truck Triple Suicide

Tasty-Ass Sandwiches of the Ivy League: The Hot Truck Triple Suicide

Pull up a chair, tuck in a napkin, it’s time to lose our shit over sandwiches again. Today’s installment is from Charlie Niesenbaum, the Cornell Daily Sun’s official snack food columnist (sometimes we really, really love college papers) whose work just may surpass genius. Let us know what Stuff Between Bread we should get after next.

When it comes to sandwich culture, Cornell has a lot to offer. On-Campus Dining tries its best with purveyors such as Cascadeli, Mac’s, Trillium and Bear Nasties. However, there can only be one true champ, only one that is truly “tasty-ass.” That sandwich is the Hot Truck’s Triple Suicide

For those who don’t know, Hot Truck is the West Campus sandwich institution founded in 1960 that brought late night delicious to Cornell and invented French bread pizza. Just to clarify, this isn’t fifth grade Friday school lunch, this is a one-third loaf of French bread loaded with cheese and sauce and baked fresh in the oven. How good are these sandwiches? When things get crazy at the Hot Truck wait times can stretch over an hour. At night. In sub-freezing temperatures. And in the snow. These sandwiches are that good.

The rest of the Hot Truck Menu pulls no punches with inventive items like the Krazy Korean, Mr. Pink, Ho-Ho, Re-Re and Flaming Turkey Bone (which the menu describes as containing “no actual flames, turkey or bones”). The Triple Suicide reigns over all of them.

Tasty-Ass Sandwiches of the Ivy League: The Hot Truck Triple SuicideAccording to the menu, the T-Sui comes with tomato sauce, mushrooms, sausage, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and six meatballs. What the menu cannot describe is exactly how you feel after cramming one of these down after a typical night on the town. Every year more than one freshman makes the mistake of trying to scarf a whole T-Sui too quickly after a night of drinking. That is a mistake you make exactly once. But this meat monster doesn’t like to be kept waiting either. Because of the tons of sauce, cheese and oil on the fresh toasted bread, Hot Truck subs don’t keep well. My advice is, order the numerically challenged Half Triple-Suicide.

Besides our recent stint as a dream College in the classic 2004 teen comedy “The Perfect Score”, Cornell isn’t known for much besides suicide. So, if you are ever stopping by Cornell with two friends, try our Triple Suicide. It’s to die for.

Tasty-Ass Sandwiches of the Ivy League: The Hot Truck Triple Suicide


 

Tasty-Ass Sandwiches of the Ivy League: The Hot Truck Triple Suicide

  • p07

    I just got hard looking at that sandwich.

  • p07

    I just got hard looking at that sandwich.

  • damn

    Looks pretty sick. Pretty much the only reason to go to Cornell.

  • damn

    Looks pretty sick. Pretty much the only reason to go to Cornell.

  • X.J.

    Pssht. Save yourself the indignity of traveling to Ithaca and instead go to Columbia’s Hamilton Deli at 116th and Amsterdam, where we order our food indoors and the efficient Central American staff would sooner fall on their spatulae than keep you waiting longer than 6 minutes for your Lewinsky without tomato.

  • X.J.

    Pssht. Save yourself the indignity of traveling to Ithaca and instead go to Columbia’s Hamilton Deli at 116th and Amsterdam, where we order our food indoors and the efficient Central American staff would sooner fall on their spatulae than keep you waiting longer than 6 minutes for your Lewinsky without tomato.

  • CU

    nah, it isn’t a worthy place like the hot truck unless students are actually willing to wait outside for hours at 2 am on a friday night in the cold.

    Though, I must say, I’ve always enjoyed the sandwiches at Cascadelli. The only problem is the place isn’t open late nights.

    Still, there’s nothing better for washing down the taste of sandy warm beer and Ithaca College skank breath.

  • CU

    nah, it isn’t a worthy place like the hot truck unless students are actually willing to wait outside for hours at 2 am on a friday night in the cold.

    Though, I must say, I’ve always enjoyed the sandwiches at Cascadelli. The only problem is the place isn’t open late nights.

    Still, there’s nothing better for washing down the taste of sandy warm beer and Ithaca College skank breath.

  • J

    Hot Truck is by far the best place to get a sandwich in Ithaca. I definitely lived 3/4 of a mile away in Collegetown, surrounded by food and still chose to walk both ways to Hot Truck. Uphill. Both ways. In the snow.

    However, once you realize you can get a friend to take you to Shortstop Deli downtown and get the exact same food (owned by the same people) and wait in a warm glorified convenience store then Hot Truck loses some exclusivity.

  • J

    Hot Truck is by far the best place to get a sandwich in Ithaca. I definitely lived 3/4 of a mile away in Collegetown, surrounded by food and still chose to walk both ways to Hot Truck. Uphill. Both ways. In the snow.

    However, once you realize you can get a friend to take you to Shortstop Deli downtown and get the exact same food (owned by the same people) and wait in a warm glorified convenience store then Hot Truck loses some exclusivity.

  • ghost_dog

    There was a young man of Hyde,
    Who ate a Triple Suicide,
    When his grief-stricken bro,
    Said, “How did he go?”
    “By a clogged artery” they replied.

  • ghost_dog

    There was a young man of Hyde,
    Who ate a Triple Suicide,
    When his grief-stricken bro,
    Said, “How did he go?”
    “By a clogged artery” they replied.

  • shaggyonathird

    While the triple-sui is not a bad selection, those in the know go with the Shaggy, I prefer it extra hot and heavy with the g&g.

  • shaggyonathird

    While the triple-sui is not a bad selection, those in the know go with the Shaggy, I prefer it extra hot and heavy with the g&g.

  • c07

    My favorite is the Little Sicilian: one third loaf of garlic bread with meatballs, cheese, sausage, and BBQ potato chips. You must eat it before the chips get soggy.

  • c07

    My favorite is the Little Sicilian: one third loaf of garlic bread with meatballs, cheese, sausage, and BBQ potato chips. You must eat it before the chips get soggy.

  • Frontofficematerial

    Who’s the idiot that dare compare some Central Americans making a ham and cheese sandwich to the INVENTOR OF FRENCH BREAD PIZZA??? Show the ‘nell and Mr. Bob Petrillose some respect!

  • Frontofficematerial

    Who’s the idiot that dare compare some Central Americans making a ham and cheese sandwich to the INVENTOR OF FRENCH BREAD PIZZA??? Show the ‘nell and Mr. Bob Petrillose some respect!

  • Frontofficematerial

    BTW, Shagy no hot is the way to go….

  • Frontofficematerial

    BTW, Shagy no hot is the way to go….

  • http://2stinkyfish.com Carl

    Sign me up for a Chris any day (or night, rather). Named after my Freshman year classmate, it’s a tasty delight full of pepperoni, chopped sausage, cheese, onion, h&h, and g&g. Choke-choke-delicious!

  • http://2stinkyfish.com/ Carl

    Sign me up for a Chris any day (or night, rather). Named after my Freshman year classmate, it’s a tasty delight full of pepperoni, chopped sausage, cheese, onion, h&h, and g&g. Choke-choke-delicious!

  • CU ’12

    forgot to mention Louie’s (maven punisher or maven with bacon) or collegetown bagels (Mediterranean… mmm). incomplete plus louie’s is way better

  • CU ’12

    forgot to mention Louie’s (maven punisher or maven with bacon) or collegetown bagels (Mediterranean… mmm). incomplete plus louie’s is way better