Eight Great Sarasota Sandwiches

From the artisanal to the ethnic, the create combos we love most.

By Sarasota Magazine January 29, 2015

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Renoir, Lolita Tartine  As pretty as an Impressionist painting, and so delicious—shrimp, avocado, arugula, and tzatziki sauce arranged atop toasted French country bread.

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Tony Soprano, Piccolo’s  Bada bing! As larger than life as the hot-headed Italian it’s named for, stuffed with authentic Italian goodies on equally authentic bread.

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Cuban, Columbia  Winner of our “Sarasota’s Best Cuban Sandwich” contest, it’s a feast of flavors and textures—roast pork, salami, ham, Swiss cheese, pickle and mustard on fresh, flaky Cuban bread.

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Softshell Crab, Owen’s Fish Camp  The BLT takes a trip to the shore in this crispy, creamy combo of a fried softshell crab, basil mayonnaise, bacon, lettuce and tomato.

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Bahn Mi, Miss Saigon  This sophisticated fusion of French and Asian cuisine features subtly spiced, tender pork topped with pickled cucumbers, carrots and cilantro and nestled on an airy baguette.

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Lobster Roll, Lido Beach Pavilion  Best beach concession-stand food ever—they fly in the fresh New England lobster, heap it high and serve on Sundays, starting at 11 a.m.—get there before they sell out.

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Candied BLT, Small Batch Bakery  Squeeze the bread down when you bite into this beauty so the sweet and salty bacon, ripe tomato and crisp lettuce merge into a juicy, perfectly balanced mouthful.

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Tuna Melt, State Street Eating House  This old-school favorite still earns top marks, with creamy, housemade tuna salad on English muffin bread topped with melted cheddar and a ruddy sprinkling of paprika.

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