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TAKEOUT

October 10, 2007|By ROB KASPER

The club sandwich is a staple of lunch. Made correctly, with three slices of toasted bread, real bird (chicken or turkey), crisp bacon and fresh lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise, it can be the high point of any day.

Just how the sandwich got its name is murky. Some stories link it to the sandwiches served on double-decker railroad club cars that once rolled across the country. Others say it sprang from country-club kitchens. Still others contend the sandwich got its start at a gambling establishment, the Saratoga Club House in New York state.

Dizzy Issie's

Address --300 W. 30th St., Baltimore

Phone --410-235-0171

Kitchen hours --10 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-midnight Fridays, noon-midnight Saturdays, noon-11 p.m. Sundays

A club sandwich, $7.50, that takes chances: The bacon and turkey are on separate sides of the sandwich and a bold slice of cheddar cheese is at its base. If you like cheddar cheese, this is your club. Ready in 10 minutes.

Know of a good carryout place? Let us hear about it. Write to rob.kasper@baltsun.com.

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