Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Best Sandwiches Miami/South Florida

I've really enjoyed a few great sandwiches recently so I was inspired to update My Best Sandwich List.  As usual, I've included some standouts from Palm Beach but do not get up there often so I'm sure I'm missing some of your favorites (V&S Italian Deli remains at the top my to-do list).

If you missed my last list which I posted back in November, you can check that out HERE.

Unfortunately, I'm saddened to report the demise of two great spots for sandwiches Genco and Kings County Pizza.  Additionally, Chef Alex Chang is no longer affiliated with the Vagabond so three of my favorites from the last post are off the list too.

I received a few emails after I posted my last list asking why I did not have a Cuban sandwich on my list.  The answer is simple. I don't find them very exciting or good.  Most spots use pedestrian ham and cheese and I'm not a huge fan of the pressed bread thing.  That being said, there is an exception when a great chef elevates the Cuban a la Chef Jeremiah's version at Sub Atomic (closed) and Jamie DeRosa's at Tudor House/Tongue & Cheek (both also closed). But I'm open minded and willing to try more.

** This list does not include some previously listed sandwiches that are staples around town.

Big Ragout - Blue Collar
Corben - Blue Collar
Pastrami - Michael's Genuine and Josh's Deli
Chicken Liver Crostini (almost a sandwich) - Michael's Genuine
McBelly - Pubbelly
Steak Tartare Sliders - Pubbelly/PB Station.
Sausage, Peppers & Onions - Macaluso's Market
Meatball Hero - Macaluso's Market
Lil Oyster Sandwiches - The Dutch
Canadian Classic  - Milos
Octopus Burrito - My Ceviche
Tuna Salad  - Epicure Market
Shrimp Po-Boy - Rumcake Factory (food truck)
Crispy Duck - Sakaya Kitchen
Seared Tuna with kimchi aioli - Crumb on Parchment
Pate - Le Sandwicherie
Salami Provolone with all toppings - Le Sandwicherie
Pork Buns - Sakaya Kitchen
ET Bagel with Nova/Lox - Sage Bagel & Deli
Grilled Mahi - Garcia's
Pan con Minuta  - La Camaronera

Onward, here are some recent great finds followed by my prior recommendations minus the aforementioned closings.  It should be noted that I still need to try the Philly Cheeseteak at Philly Grub (Little Haiti).

First up is one I tried today for lunch courtesy of Chef Aaron Brook's talented right hand man Chef Jose Gamez at Edge Steak & Bar. This is currently featured on the $24.00 three course lunch menu (you can order it solo too) but if you show it some love maybe it will stick around.

Smoked Trout Reuben - European Bakery Rustic Pumpernickel, Celery, Apple, Swiss Cheese, Thousand Lake Dressing.

Photo via Shake Shack

This looked so good that I devoured it before I could even consider taking a shot so I had to use their picture. Surprise, surprise another winner from Shake Shack.

Chick'n Shack - crispy chicken breast with lettuce, pickles, buttermilk herb mayo.

Pho Mi 2Go is a tiny new spot in North Miami Beach that serves a fantastic banh mi sandwich. Pictured above is the Pate and BBQ Pork for $4.95.

Coyo Taco recently opened their second location in the Brickell area.  This one features five torta options in addition to their popular tacos.  I've enjoyed a couple of their tortas thus far. Pictured above is the Milanesa with fresh baked bolillo roll, black beans, queso oaxaca, avocado,pico de gallo, chipotle aioli, pickled jalapeño.

Spring Chicken recently opened their second location on US1 in Fort Lauderdale with more in the works.

Mama's Chicken Biscuit - Award-Winning Crispy Chicken Thigh, House Pepper Jelly, House Pickles.

Corned Beef on a Portuguese Muffin via Proper Sausages (Miami Shores) 

Another Must Get Sandwich Miami. The BBQ Tongue Sandwich -grass fed beef tongue, Proper BBQ Sauce, Iceberg Slaw via @propersausages #Proper #tongue #propersausages #mymiamispice

The BBQ Tongue Sandwich - grass fed beef tongue, Proper bbq sauce, iceberg slaw on a Portuguese muffin via Proper Sausages

Easily one of the best sandwiches in town The Romagna w peppers. & onions @propersausages Berkshire Pork, fresh rosemary, fresh garlic, lemon zest & black pepper

The Romagna with peppers & onions. Berkshire Pork, fresh rosemary, fresh garlic, lemon zest & black pepper. via Proper Sausages

 Boom! Banh mi - pork pate, chicken liver, pickled vegetables, spicy aioli via chef clay conley @buccansandwichshop #buccansandwichshop

Banh Mi - pork pate, chicken liver, pickled vegetables, spicy aioli via Buccan Sandwich Shop. (Palm Beach)

 Pork Loin, broccoli rabe, provolone @buccansandwichshop #buccansandwichshop

Pork Loin, broccoli rabe, provolone via Buccan Sandwich Shop

Maine Lobster Roll - brioche, mayo, celery via Buccan Sandwich Shop.

Izzy's Whole Maine Lobster Roll warm with lobster butter via Izzy's Fish & Oyster.  (South Beach)


Lobster Roll Mignonette (Miami)

Oyster Loaf - Mignonette (Miami)

Super legit #Pastrami on Rye @zingersdeli (Boca) #zingers #zingersdeli #pastrami

Pastrami on Rye via Zinger's Deli. (Boca)

Crispy chicken sammich - thigh, buttermilk, pickles @chefjeremiah @gastropodmiami #gastropodmiami

Crispy chicken Sammich - thigh, buttermilk, pickles via gastroPod (Wynwood)

Falafel Freakin Benny BOOM!! #FalafelBenny #superstar

Falafel via Falafel Benny  (Hallandale Beach)

 Dac Biet Banh Mi- Pate, bbq pork, pork roll, headcheese 545 Banh Mi Cafe $4.00

Dac Biet Banh Mi - Pate, bbq pork, pork roll, headcheese via 545 Degrees Banh Mi Cafe (Davie) 

Burrata Panini - Housemade burrata with prosciutto, roasted peppers and pesto via Mimmo's Mozzarella (North Miami)

Delicious pulled pork sandwich w slaw on onion roll via @bluewillys

Pulled Pork via Blue Willy's (Pompano Beach)

Shawarma Chicken with garlic sauce and pickels via Noor Bakery
(Dania Beach) also pictured Za'atar and Akawi.

OK not a sandwich but close.  Arepa Parrillera with chorizo, carne y queso blanco via Avila Bistro (Aventura)

Technically not a sandwich but close enough and a must get. Curried Conch Roti via LC Roti Shop (Miami Gardens)

Not New but post worthy again. Cheeseteak via Sonny's Famous Steak Hogies  (Hollywood)

Another classic but post worthy again La Spada Hoagies  (Broward) 

 This hit the spot - French Dip au Jus via Houston's w great thin sliced prime rib #houstons

One more classic one for you.  French Dip au Jus with great thin sliced prime rib via  Houston's (Multiple locations)

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