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Are all paninis in Paris created equal?

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I kind of enjoy the ubiquitous Paris panini. They all seem to be about the same, however. Is there any place that actually creates a particularly high quality panini with extra attention to breads and toppings? thanks

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  1. That's a new one on me! Panini is plural for panino, which means sandwich in Italian. So where in Paris do they call anything a "panini?" Or wat are you referring to as "a panini?"

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    1. re: ChefJune

      He's referring to an insipid little sandwich foisted on the sandwich eating public to cut costs and help dainty types deal with their urge to get a sandwich grec. Sandwich grecs have also suffered the wrath of the cost accountants and are now served on the same horrible little rolls that they use for paninis.

    2. I lived in Tours in the Loire valley for a few months, and LOVED the paninis they had in a little take-away there. They were filled with the local goat cheese and other yummy ingredients, and the bread would crisp up so nicely. I totally forgot about them! I'm going to Paris in a month and will be on the look out for some good spots.