Katz’s Delicatessen Roast Beast Sandwich Brings Whoville's ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ Fictional Feast to Life

If you’ve ever wondered exactly what the “roast beast” consumed by the Whos in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas is, wonder no more: Now you can eat it yourself, thanks to Katz’s Delicatessen’s new Roast Beast sandwich. OK, so maybe the roast beast in the book wasn’t actually a sandwich — but it’s still a pretty good idea if you ask me. Bring on the meat!

According to Grub Street, the Roast Beast consists of roast beef, turkey, soft salami, coleslaw, and Russian dressing on rye. Available from November 17 to December 28, it’s apparently a tie-in with this year’s production of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. Makes sense, right? Of course, now my brain is venturing off into all kinds of crazy When Harry Met Sally/How the Grinch Stole Christmas crossover territory, which is just a tiiiiiiiiny bit awkward… but oh well. The sandwich, mammoth that it is, will cost $22 — but hey, at least you’ll probably get a few meals out of it, right?

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical premiered on Broadway in 2006; it returned again in 2007, albeit with a much more limited run due the Local One stagehand strike. Since then, it’s mostly been on the road, with its New York stop playing at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden from December 5 through December 28. If you like to keep up on your Broadway actors, Shuler Hensley steps into the Grinch’s green shoes this time round; best known for his Tony Award-winning turn as Judd in the 2002 revival of Oklahoma! (which, by the way, also starred a young Patrick Wilson as Curly), Hensley seems like a good choice for the role, so it should be a good time.

While we’re on the subject of fictional sandwiches, though, does anyone else kind of hope these ones eventually become a reality, too?

1. Jake’s Perfect Sandwich, Adventure Time

Rayhato on YouTube

Talk about a labor of love.

2. Any Kind of Cheese Sandwich Created by Wallace, Wallace and Gromit

Because cheeeeeeeeeese.

3. The Giant Jam Sandwich, The Giant Jam Sandwich

Anyone else remember this children’s book? Good times.

4. Krabby Patties, SpongeBob SquarePants

Thanks for the visual, Patrick.

5. Anything from Bob’s Burgers

Especially if Tina Belcher is involved.

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