The Roast Beef Sandwich
Whether you prefer a classic take on this messy meat pile or a high-end interpretation with aioli, these local spots do the North Shore tradition proud.
$8 for a large sandwich
- Onion roll
- “Secret Beast” sauce (a tangy take on barbecue)
- Boar’s Head three-pepper Colby
- Chipotle mayo
- Ultra-thin-sliced roast beef
1080 Commonwealth Ave., Allston, 617-877-8690, roastbeast.com.
The Butcher Shop
$16, comes with a salad.
- Sourdough from Hi-Rise Bread Company in Cambridge
- Horseradish aioli
- Aged Cabot cheddar
- Pickle spear
- Thin-sliced, house-made roast beef
552 Tremont St., Boston, 617-423-4800, thebutchershopboston.com.