Food Fight: Battle Prosciutto Sub
But there's more than one great prosciutto sub in these here parts. My usual spot to pick one up is My Market, a deli and sandwich shop tucked into a convenience store on 17th Street that we've showered with accolades over the years. The sandwich My Market turns out, the Prosciutto Roma, is a beast -- the large version, as long as your forearm, costs $14. It's hard to turn that sub down, but I've learned the pleasures of mixing it up by grabbing a prosciutto sandwich at another longtime Fort Lauderdale institution, Giorgio's Brick Oven. Also on 17th Street, Giorgio's is an ultra-Italian eatery serving pizza, pasta, chicken, veal, and antipasto as well as some very large sandwiches on bread they bake in house daily. It's hard to choose between the two versions, but if I had to, here's how it would go down...
Winner: My Market, by a nose. While I think Giorgio's bread comes out ahead in the texture department, the quality of prosciutto My Market uses is just better. It's not leathery, ropey, or firm at all -- instead, the buttery waves of meat seem to melt on your tongue. I also think Giorgio's goes a little heavy on the Balsamic, and My Market is a touch more generous with the basil.
In short, they're both great sandwiches. But if only one can stand tall, that one would be My Market's Prosciutto Roma.
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