Edibles & Potables: Louisville Burger Week is here. Or is it Louisville Sandwich Week?

<div>Edibles & Potables: Louisville Burger Week is here. Or is it Louisville Sandwich Week?</div>

Louisville “two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between” Week begins tomorrow (Monday 18 July).

It’s the return of Louisville Burger Week, July 18 – 24

Strictly speaking, it’s simple. Burgers and hot dogs are, in fact, sandwiches.

The answer to whether or not burgers and hot dogs are sandwiches comes down to legitimately deep question: What, exactly, is a sandwich? Merriam-Webster defines it as “two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between.” Simple enough. Essentially, anything can be a sandwich so long as it’s between two slices of bread or inside a roll or bun. So by a technical definition, yes, hot dogs and hamburgers are very much sandwiches.

Yes, I know; it isn’t so simple. But it’s also easily reconcilable, and there’s little sense arguing about the difference. Concepts processed by the human brain tend to progress, from simpler to more detailed and specific. They’re all sandwiches, but only some possess the characteristics to render them...Read more