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.
According 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.