100 Favorite Dishes

100 Favorite Dishes: Prosciutto Roma Sub From My Market

As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to [email protected]

No. 86: Prosciutto Roma Sub From My Market

For years we've praised the deli counter sandwiches made at Fort Lauderdale's My Market,

a convenience store/bodega with a thriving sub shop attached. And for

good reason: each of the fifty-some varieties are made with bread baked

fresh daily, quality deli meat (what's not Boar's Head is usually made

in house), vibrant vegetables and herbs, and fruity olive oil. No other

sandwich there is more exemplary of this commitment than the prosciutto

roma, a hulking tank of a sub slathered with a pungent cascade of

sliced prosciutto, thick wedges of fragrant tomato, sweet slices of

fresh mozzarella, floral basil leaves, and streams of olive oil and

Balsamic vinegar. The kicker, though, is the chewy, hard-crusted

ciabatta bread, a starch so hearty it works your jaw out harder than a Richard Simmons

tape. This loaf is a beast - nearly half-a-foot wide and almost two

inches thick, it takes a mean appetite to down it in one sitting. The

small portion is also a steal at $7.99: it's over six inches long, and

every last spec of doughy real estate is crammed with buttery, tender

prosciutto, all meaty and salty and sweet. The large feeds two or more

hungry folk at just $13.99. With as much meat and fresh cheese as My

Market pumps into this beast, you'd probably pay way more just buying

the fixins' at another deli. But that's just another bit of beauty

about My Market: You don't necessarily pay premium prices for premium


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No. 88: Goat cheese cheesecake from Satoro
No. 89: Pink vanilla cupcake from House of Sweets
No. 90: Skirt steak executive lunch from Beefeater Steakhouse
No. 91: Baby bok choy from Marumi Sushi
No. 92: Beer muenster cheese soup from Big Bear
No. 93: Chopped pork sandwich from Georgia Pig
No. 94: Cannoli from Mona Lisa Coal Oven Pizza
No. 95: Cheeseburger from Le Tub
No. 96: LaSpada's Italian special hoagie
No. 97: Frito Misto from Sublime
No. 98: Chicharron tacos from Tacos al Carbon
No. 99: Primanti Bros. sandwich
No. 100: Chicken wings from Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza