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99. Italian Sandwich From Smitty's Old Fashioned Butcher

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99. Italian Sandwich from Smitty's Old Fashioned Butcher

"Do you have a menu?" I asked the guy behind the counter. "Nope. You

create what you want from what we have here," he said, pointing to the

meats in the deli case. I drove all the way out here for a sandwich and a

to-go menu and there isn't one?

Earlier in the day, I had called Smitty's Old Fashioned Butcher Shop in response to the rumor that it features delicious

sandwiches. "I hear you have a deli," I said. "What's the most popular

sandwich?"

"The Italian," the guy on the phone replied. Of

course it is. You can guess what's on this standard, with salami,

sopressata, and ham, a load of hot and sweet peppers, a ripe tomato,

provolone, onions, mustard, oil, and vinegar. It's pretty wet.

So here I was, at a

deli within a shop that has word-of-mouth notoriety, with no menu. Why

go here? Because the meat is beautiful. As much as I liked it, I'd go for a roast beef next.



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