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Ten Best Sandwiches in Broward County

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6. The #21 at La Mia Focaccia

A longstanding establishment and lunch spot, La Mia Focaccia, has been dishing out some amazing eats for close to 20 years. The owner and her son bring a taste of authentic Italian cuisine to the area with their line of fresh-made focaccia and panini breads baked daily, and on-premise. Free of preservatives, and topped with fresh organic herbs grown from the owner's own garden. They include rosemary and garlic; artichoke and olive; and tomato, basil and garlic -- soft, fresh breads the size of small plate. Sandwiches include ingredients like grilled eggplants, roasted peppers, sundried tomatoes, broccoli rabe, prosciutto, and homemade Italian sausage. Once you've managed to narrow down the options, they'll assemble your sandwich in front of you, and throw it under the panini press to melt cheese and toast the bread. A crowd favorite: #21, a combination of spinach, smoked mozzarella, roasted peppers, and chicken.

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5. The Steak Bravo at Bravo! Gourmet Sandwich

Tucked away in a tiny, nondescript shopping plaza, this restaurant offers sandwiches that are anything but. In fact, this tiny Peruvian sandwich shop in Wilton Manors promises "The Best sandwich you'll ever taste!" While Bravo offers a whole list of delicious entrées, it's the sandwiches that are truly edible miracles. The house favorite is the Bravo! steak sandwich, a signature sub stuffed with chunks of steak, a fried egg, potato sticks, and cheese -- all served on a flaky-fresh bun that somehow manages to soak up the meat juices without becoming a saggy, sad mess. A bonus: The staff is super friendly, and the owners have given it a family-owned touch while staying true to the Peruvian cuisine. A must-try are the house sauces -- an olive, avocado, and spicy one -- served in large plastic bottles. They deliver an entirely new level of flavor to anything you order.

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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
Contact: Nicole Danna