HAND ME A SAMMIE AND CALL ME PRETTY!
Guide to SoFlo’s Best Sandwich Hot Spots
Abbalé Telavivian Kitchen
This Mediterranean gem in the South of Fifth neighborhood is a great place to go for Executive Chef Sam Gorenstein’s decidedly Israeli spin on the sandwich. During lunch service from 11 AM – 4:30PM Tuesday through Saturday, Abbale offers fresh-baked pita sandwiches filled with falafel, shuk salad, hummus, tahini, pickled cabbage and sprouts, or the Lamb Kofta Pita stuffed with lamb kofta, hummus, charcoal tahini, pickled cabbage and sprouts. Also on the sandwich side of the menu – Jerusalem Bagels ( a lighter and larger, more breadlike version of the traditional bagels we know) served open face with avocado, eggs, feta cheese, hummus, arugula tomato, tahini, aleppo pepper and olive oil or with house-cured salmon, labneh, preserved lemon tapenade, arugula, cucumber radish and pickled onions. Abbale is located at 864 Commerce Street, Miami Beach. For more information go to www.abbatlvkitchen.com.
Kush by Stephens
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This August, celebrate National Sandwich Day with one of Kush by Stephens award-winning creations. Sandwich addicts rejoice with the Newman’s Jewban, awarded “Top 25 Sandwiches in the World” by TimeOut Miami in 2021, and the Reuben and Rachel, both awarded “Best Sandwich in Miami 2022” by Miami New Times. The Newman’s Jewban ($16) is prepared with pulled pork, corned beef, Swiss cheese, pickles, sauerkraut, yellow mustard and Russian dressing, served on grilled rye. The Reuben ($16) is made with hot corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing, served on rye; and the Rachel ($16) is built with hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, coleslaw and Russian dressing, served on rye. Kush Hialeah is located at 1000 East 16th Street in Hialeah. For more information, visit kushhospitality.com/locations/stephens/. Telephone: (305) 887-8863
La Boulangerie Boul’Mich
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French-Latin artisan bakery and restaurant La Boulangerie Boul’Mich is a go-to destination this August for National Sandwich Month. It’s true that La Boulangerie Boul’Mich is a hub for treats ranging from coffee, fresh croissants and empanadas to pastas and salads, but the sixteen varieties of gourmet sandwiches on the menu are sure to blow you away. A few of the most unique options include the New Orleans Style ($15.43), made with Black Forest Ham, tomatoes, Genoa Salami, red onions, roasted beef, lettuce and Creole mayo; Turkey Reuben ($13.93), served hot with signature oven roasted turkey, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing on Brioche bread; and the Brie and Roasted Almonds ($13.92), served hot with deliciously melted creamy French brie, crispy almonds, Romaine lettuce, and raspberry jam. House favorites also include the French Dip ($15.24), prepared with slow cooked roast beef, melted Swiss cheese and caramelized onions served with a salty “au jus” dip; and the Classic Smoked Salmon ($15.35), made with cream cheese, onions, capers, and lemon. La Boulangerie has six locations in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Visit www.laboulangerieusa.com/locations for more information and to see all locations.
Necessary Purveyor at Time Out Market Miami
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During National Sandwich Month, take a bite and indulge in Necessary Purveyor at Time Out Market Miami, an artisanal sandwich shop, taking the humble lunch classic to new heights with thoughtfully sourced ingredients and inventive, flavorful combinations. The eclectic menu features southern-inspired creations, originating in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida, and the bread is baked daily by Bettant Bakery. Guests can expect packed sandwiches, including Jasper’s Choice with prosciutto di parma, buffalo mozzarella, arugula, with a balsamic glaze; Roasty Manchego with seasoned roast beef, manchego, fig, arugula, topped with sesame dressing; and Turkey Avo an original take on a turkey sandwich, which features turkey, cheddar, avocado, lettuce, tomato, clover sprouts, dill pickles with chipotle aioli. Necessary Purveyor is located at Time Out Market Miami at 1601 Drexel Avenue in Miami Beach. For more information, visit www.timeoutmarket.com/miami.
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Opened July 2022, Patio Isola – chef/restaurateur José Mendín’s inspired, coastal Italian concept – is the ideal MiMo destination to indulge in decadent handhelds during National Sandwich Month. Whether it’s for a lunch date or a late-night rendezvous, Mendín along with Executive Chef Santo Agnello, have curated a bold and vibrant menu featuring a lineup of top-notch sandwiches. Available during lunch and on a specialty after-hours menu, delicious handhelds include Chicken, Meatball and Eggplant Parms, Italian Cold Cuts, Calamari Fritti and Caprese ($14 – $18). Patio Isola is located at 6789 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. The restaurant serves lunch Tuesday to Sunday from 11AM to 5PM. The late-night menu is offered from 11PM to close. For more information, visit www.casaisolamiami.com/patioisola; Telephone: (305) 400-8173. Follow on Instagram @PatioIsola
R House Wynwood
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R House is a beloved Wynwood culinary icon known for its quality cuisine, cocktails, and weekly drag brunch performances and nightime entertainment. Staying true to the brand, the sandwiches at this restaurant don’t fall short of legendary. During National Sandwich Month, visit R House and try The Cuban ($18). Stuffed with slow roasted mojo pork, Serrano ham, pickles, local mustard, and Swiss cheese, this sandwich is served on Miami-local ZakThe Baker bread and with a side of house-cut chips. For those of you still wondering if a burger is considered a sandwich, the answer is yes. Satisfy your guilty pleasure with the R House Burger ($20), an Angus burger topped with shredded mojo pork, Swiss cheese, chipotle BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, and paitas served on a brioche bun with a side of house-cut chips. R House Wynwood is located at 2727 NW 2nd Avenue. For more information visit www.rhousewynwood.com.Telephone: (305) 576-0201
BROWARD & PALM BEACH
Big Buns Damn Good Burgers
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Big Buns Damn Good Burgers has the perfect creations for any preference — meaty, veggie or anything in between. Even though they are mostly known for their over-the-top burgers, hidden gems on their menu can be found under “Chicken Sammies”. Highlights include the BYOC ($9.99), a delicious sandwich with grilled or fried marinated chicken breast topped with your choice of cheese, toppings and sauce as well as the Shirlington Hot sandwich ($11.99), made with fried chicken, dill pickles, red cabbage, slaw and Nashville hot sauce. A huge fan favorite appears to be the Freaken’ Good Fried Chicken sandwich ($11.99), prepared with fried chicken, avocado, shredded lettuce, dill pickles and Big Bun’s signature buttermilk herb ranch. Pair this dish with one of their lavish milkshakes, a refreshing beer, boozy slushie, or handcrafted cocktail. Big Buns Damn Good Burgers is located at 221 SW 1st Avenue in Fort Lauderdale and is open Sunday – Wednesday; 11AM – 10PM, and Thursday – Saturday; 11AM – 11PM. Telephone;(954) 686-8181. www.eatbigbuns.com/las-olas. Follow Big Buns on Instagram: @DamnGoodBurgers
Blue Dog Cookhouse & Bar
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Open up wide for Blue Dog Cookhouse & Bar this National Sandwich Month. This Manhattan-based eatery recently opened in Boca Raton bringing elevated cuisine and polished service to South Florida. The restaurant offers an array of decadent options for those craving a sandwich such as the Ahi Sandwich ($24), with watermelon radish, crispy chickpeas and wasabi-watercress aioli; available for brunch daily from 8:30AM to 3:30PM. Those hankering for something a little heavier can indulge in the Crispy Pollo Loco ($26), prepared with crispy boneless chicken thigh with boozy cheese, Applewood bacon and pepper mustard. Blue Dog Cookhouse & Bar is located at 6000 Glades Road in Boca Raton’s Town Center immediately adjacent to valet parking. For more information visit www.bluedogboca.com. Telephone: (561) 961-3330
Broad Shoulders Sandwiches
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Get your fix of indulgent handhelds in celebration of National Sandwich Month (NSM) at Fort Lauderdale’s go-to sandwich spot Broad Shoulders Sandwiches. This August, the gourmet sandwich shop, helmed by Chicago Native Chef/Owner Tom Azar and his wife Cheryl, will be introducing daily menu specials throughout the month in addition to its stellar lineup of fan favorites including the Broad Shoulders Burger, Shrimp Po’Boy, Smoked BBQ Rib and Chicago-style Italian Beef. Among the specials already in the NSM pipeline are a Crab Cake BLT and next-level Seared Sirloin served on ciabatta and topped with roasted mushrooms, caramelized onions, provolone and smoked tomato aioli. Broad Shoulders Sandwiches is located at 2822 East Commercial Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit www.broadshoulderssandwiches.com; Telephone: (754) 779-7220
Sandwich lovers will be thrilled to know a recently opened hot-spot, Matchbox located along the riverfront, featuring delicious dishes and sandwiches is the ideal dining destination during National Sandwich Month. Handheld highlights include the Maine Lobster Roll ($29) made with lemon aioli and scallions; the Crab Cake Sandwich ($26) with lump crab, caper tartar sauce and arugula; the Mambo Chicken Sandwich ($19) with fried chicken thigh, sweet and spicy mambo sauce, pickles, fried onion rings, honey mustard and tomato. For those who like a kick to their dish, the Crispy Chicken Sandwich ($18) is calling your name; this tasty sandwich is made with fried chicken thigh, deviled egg spread, pickles, cabbage, mayo and be sure to ask for it Nashville hot! Matchbox is located at 221 SW 1st Avenue, CU-1, in Fort Lauderdale. Matchbox is open Monday through Thursday; 4PM – 10PM, Friday; 4PM – 12AM, Saturday 11AM – 12AM; Sunday; 11AM – 10PM. For more information, visit and https://www.matchboxrestaurants.com/.