Winslow’s Big G’s Deli is known all over Maine for its epic-sized sandwiches and it was featured recently on Vice magazine’s YouTube channel, Munchies.

Founded more than 30 years ago by Gerald Michaud Jr., the shop has evolved into a 200-seat restaurant, with 30 employees.

Big G’s is known not just for its big sandwiches, but also for clever names of their eats. Famous Mainers like Senator Angus King, Jolly John and Cindy Blodgett have sandwiches named after them, as do celebrities like Cher, Anthony Bourdain and Willie Nelson.

Even Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel longtime columnist, J.P. Devine, has a signature sandwich.

In the Munchies video, Michaud, of Waterville, says he always likes sandwiches “because I’m always eating on my feet. I don’t sit down and eat very often.”

Once featured in an issue of Down East Magazine as one of “150 Reasons to Give Thanks We Live in Maine,” Big G’s is open Wednesday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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