There's nothing like walking into an Italian market and finding it packed with customers debating the pronunciation of gabagool and capicola. Doris' Italian Market is that kind of place. Straight-off-the-boat Italians and hardcore Sopranos wannabes alike flock to Doris' to pick up freshly made Italian sausage, cold cuts, homemade mozzarella cheese, olive salads, and Italian pastries. It's a bad idea to do all that shopping on an empty stomach, so I decided to stop by the deli first and order an Italian combo sub with the works. A minute later, the gentleman behind the counter handed me a sandwich that could dent a car if you dropped it. The sub is on a freshly baked sesame-seed roll, stacked with a couple of inches of cooked ham, capicola, prosciutto, and fresh mozzarella cheese and topped with lettuce, black olives, tomatoes, and onions. I felt like I might need to unhinge my jaw to eat the sub. The bill came out to $6.95, and it ended up saving me at least $20 in the long run. After finishing this sandwich, it's hard to think about buying too much more from the market to bring home.
Doris' Italian Market has locations throughout South Florida. Click here for a list of stores near you and to browse the menu.