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.

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Photo by Sam Kaplan

Roast Beast
$8 for a large sandwich

Made with:

  • 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.

 

Photo by Sam Kaplan

The Butcher Shop
$16, comes with a salad.

Made with:

  • 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.