Top of the Morning: Five Fantastic Sandwich Shops

There's nothing like a top five list to get the juices flowing on a Wednesday. Today, we're listing five great places to grab sandwiches in Broward and Palm Beach counties. The list is in no particular order, but you can bet that you'll be pleased with the results at any of these restaurants. My advice on how to pick which one to sample: Throw a dart, really hard, at your computer screen and whichever one it lands on is the lucky winner for the day.

Fernanda's International Food Market: 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Don't miss the proscuitto with fresh mozzarella or the muffuletta.

Le Petit Pain: 123 S. Third St., Lantana. The roast beef sandwich on a French baguette comes highly recommended, as do the painfully good almond croissants.

Gran Forno: 1235 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Pre-packaged sandwiches that are better than any chain's "fresh" ones.

LaSpada's: 2645 S. University Dr., Davie. They claim to have the best damn hoagies in town and it's hard to argue. Best part? The veggies are held in place by an extra slice of meat.

Big Al's Cheesesteaks: 5607 Regency Lakes Blvd., Coconut Creek. If you're searching for a real Philly Cheese Steak, there's literally only one place to go in Broward County: Big Al's Cheesesteaks. Rib eye + onions + Cheez Whiz = heaven.

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Brett Gillin