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La Sandwicherie

There is a clear and definite art to making a good sandwich.  Our society has become ignorant to this fact because of places like Subway, whose so called sandwiches are filled with chemicals and pure garbage ingredients.  A good sandwich is probably one of my most favourite things to eat, and that's why when I'm in South Beach, La Sandwicherie is always a must.  

Tucked away on Collins Cres. and 14th, this little takeout window is where all locals and people who know good sandwiches eat.  Lineup or grab a seat, depending on the time of day, order up any of their many sandwich combinations and watch the artists at work.   There is no joking here, this is no American sandwich, the owner knows the trick to making delicious sandwiches.  Growing up in Lyon France, he learnt a thing or two about good food and brought that back with him to South Beach.  My first time trying this place was a few years back and ever since that first bite, I haven't been able to get this place out of my mind.

Fresh French baguettes, buttery croissants, and delicious wheat breads are your options to start your sandwich.  Pile on the various gourmet cheeses, specialty meats or vegetarian options and boom, you got yourself a Sandwicherie sandwich.  My two favourtie sandwiches are the roast beef and the prosciutto.  I dress them up differently every time, but I always stick to those two popular treats.  

The roast beef lays a top delicious fresh baguette with a double cream brie, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, hot peppers and French cornichons (little pickles).  There is only one little problem I have with this sandwich, it is way too big to fit in my mouth!  The tender thin but not too thin slices of roast beef and creaminess of the brie cheese are just a perfect combination.  The rest of the toppings takes this simple sandwich to a whole new level.  Then, drizzled all over this goodness is a French vinaigrette.  A little dijon twist to a regular vinaigrette, this sauce brings the whole sandwich together.  

Another of my go to sandwiches is the prosciutto with fresh mozzarella.  The prosciutto cut thin and piled high and the soft buttery cheese is complimented beautifully by the fresh toppings and killer vinaigrette.  Something about the dijon bite from the vinaigrette and the delicious prosciutto makes this sandwich a killer.  I can eat this all day every day and never get sick of it.  Change up the cheese and its a whole new sandwich every time.   

A good sandwich is one of the best comfort food ever invented.  Nothing can cheer me up from a bad mood quite like a sandwich can, especially one from La Sandwicherie.  I can`t wait till my next trip to fill up on more sandwicherie goodness.  

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