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Questlove, What’s your favorite sandwich?

Written by Biggie on November 27, 2013

I am a big fan of Questlove and The Roots. I enjoy watching them on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Since I started doing my “What’s your favorite sandwich?” I have been trying to get Questlove to respond to my tweets. I had the opportunity to ask him thanks to McIntosh Laboratory having a Q&A session with him. (Click HERE for the full Q&A transcript)

Questlove is man of many musical skills- He is drummer, record producer, DJ, and music journalist. You could say he was born into his musical roots. His father was part of a 50’s doo-woop group and parents were part of a Soul group called Congress Alley. They would take Questlove with them on tour and he’d watch it all from backstage. By age 7 he was performing in the show and was the musical director at age 13.

He went to a Creative and Performing Arts High School in Philadelphia and actually met Black Thought (Tariq Trotter) in high school and founded a band called The Square Roots. Which later became … The Roots!

You can see his appreciation and love for music and how listens to music differently than others. He loves performing and has worked with such great artists from Elvis Costello to Jay Z.

I just enjoy seeing his passion and love of music. Do you know he has 12 jobs? Drummer, DJ, Designer, Professor (at NYU), record producer, music journalist, memoir writer, restaurateur are just a few. I think it’s remarkable to see someone do what he does. “Do What You Love and You’ll Never Work a Day.”

Being born in Philly and living in NY – I was very curious what his favorite sandwich would be. Would it be something Philly based or NY based. After some research I think he enjoys many sandwiches aside from his favorites.

I read a Hollywood Reporteinterview that Questlove’s Guilty Pleasure is “Nine times out of ten, I’m Philly-bound. I go to Cosmi’s Deli and I get a honey-roasted turkey hoagie and jalapeno chips. And a Tastykake butterscotch krimpet. It’s a Philadelphia staple.”

You can watch Questlove and the Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Make sure to follow @Questlove (Rolling Stone named him the #2 top tweeters in Music in 2011) on twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Also check out The Roots on iTunes or read his memoir- Mo’ Meta Blues


About the Sandwiches:

Turkey Leg Sandwich

Turkey Leg sandwich

Henry Public’s masterpiece consists of turkey dark leg-meat that is slow-braised in milk until it falls off the bone. It is piled high between thick cut slices of Pullman grilled country bread, topped with crispy fried onions and served with juniper pickles and excellent fresh-cut french fries.

The Drunken Grilled Cheese

Drunken Grilled Cheese

The Drunken Grilled Cheese at Rye Restaurant. Is NOT on the menu. It’s a grilled cheese sandwich that is dipped in vodka