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Uncle Wiggly's

Uncle Wiggly's

Address:6911 York Road
Towson, MD 21212

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By Christopher Skokna | Posted 4/2/2003

Sometimes just getting a sandwich--one with decent lunch meat, fresh toppings, and, please, good bread--in this town can be difficult. Many of the area's best delis close by 5 or earlier. And Sundays? Forget about it. Thank goodness, then, that Uncle Wiggly's recently expanded its perfectly fine menu of Edy's ice cream and Green Mountain coffee to an even better one featuring sandwiches, salads, and soups. And it's open to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday (and till 11 Friday and Saturday evenings).

My Wiggler ($5.95, includes a bag of potato chips) put pastrami, cheddar, bacon, roasted red peppers, red onion, and Dijon mustard on Italian sourdough. It was a good combination of ingredients, and the roasted red peppers again proved why they've become so popular. My companion's White Russian (roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, coleslaw, and Russian dressing on a kaiser roll, $5.95) was equally good. That's not to say that Wiggly's sandwiches are ideal, however: Both lacked that certain something that makes a good sandwich great.

Who cares, though, when you know your main course will be followed by Edy's ice cream? We both had single-scoop hot fudge sundaes ($2.95), mine with mocha fudge swirl, hers with pistachio. Edy's makes some damn fine ice cream, and Wiggly's serves it late.

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