The Original on 42nd Has Closed

James Norton / Heavy Table

As per the gourmet sandwich shop’s Facebook page, The Original on 42nd closed its doors for good today after six months in business. We’ve been a few times since its opening and were consistently impressed – the sandwiches were expensive ($10-14) but made well with quality ingredients, and they offered a good value prospect. The Muffaletta (above) was killer. Started by Heartland vets Andy Lilja and Steph Kochlin, the Original was a pint-sized bastion of quality in its neighborhood, and its passing leaves a sandwich-shaped void in the cosmos.

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James Norton

James Norton is editor and co-founder of the Heavy Table. He is also the co-author of Lake Superior Flavors, the co-author of a book about Wisconsin’s master cheesemakers, and a regular on-air contributor to Minnesota Public Radio.

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2 Comments

  1. We just got sandwiches there on Saturday night! Its been a take away mainstay for us, and it will be truly missed.

  2. Thomas Egan 12/05/2017 Reply

    Their Iowa pork sandwich was the best pork tenderloin I have ever eaten. I’ll miss this place.

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