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what's your fave LAMAZOU sandwhich?

via jon Apr 23, 2007 01:55 PM

Many Chows have recommended this small sandwich shop Lamazou on 27th & 3rd, today I finally dropped by for lunch and I know I will definitely be heading back for more! Today I played safe and ordered a "Milano" (salami, turkey breast, provolone cheese) and geez I absolutely loved it! They gave me so much meat, the the bread was deliciously fulfiling, thanks Chows for giving me such a great recommendation!

By the way, what do you usually order there? I need recs for my next trips. Thanks!!

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    RGR RE: via jon Apr 23, 2007 02:47 PM

    Lamazou is in my nabe and, while I've passed by it countless times, it was only recently that I finally had the opportunity to check out the sandwiches. Now, like you and its other fans, I'm in love. lol

    I had that Milano and, yes, it is delish. I've also had the combo of roasted peppers, artichokes & cheese (can't recall which cheese and don't have the take-out menu in front of me). Delectible! The cibatta they use is excellent. I have no doubt that no matter which sandwich you choose, it will be a winner.

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      ronoc RE: RGR Apr 23, 2007 02:52 PM

      Agreed. Just get a turkey and cheese with minimal fixings and it will still knock your socks off.

    2. via jon RE: via jon Apr 23, 2007 02:55 PM

      what is in a lamazou sandwhich that tasts so good? is it the bread? the meat, or the cheese? i loved my sandwich but i couldn't tell just which part of it that makes their sandwiches stand out?

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        RGR RE: via jon Apr 23, 2007 03:19 PM

        I think it's pretty simple, really. It's the high quality of *all* the components that makes Lamazou's sandwiches so outstanding.

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          rose water RE: via jon Apr 23, 2007 08:02 PM

          High quality ingredients. Great meats, great cheeses, and great bread.

          My favorite sandwich there was the smoked salmon, served with red onions, capers, cornichons, and a delicious lemon oil sauce.

          Their lovely herbed pea soup is also fantastic.

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            RGR RE: rose water Apr 24, 2007 08:29 AM

            I've tried two of their soups and, while they were tasty, I found them too salty.

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              windycity RE: rose water Jul 18, 2007 10:27 AM

              I have to ditto the #1 (smoked salmon) although I like mine without capers. Feeds me for lunch and dinner and so much better than anything else in the area for 2x the same price.

              The salmon is sweet and soft with great mouthfeel, the ciabatta is a good mouthful, the cornichons provide the ideal tangy crunch and there you go - a perfect sandwich!

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                anhdeluxe RE: windycity Jul 21, 2007 10:47 PM

                I love the Smart Duck. Besides the fun name, the smoked duck breast is a perfect foil to the creamy brie and puckery cornichons. Don't forget the sides - a smooth and mild hummus and excellent homemade dolmathes.

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            shratter RE: via jon Apr 24, 2007 08:16 AM

            I used to live in that neighborhood and visited LaMazou at least once a week. So many good options -- definitely try the country pate and their garlic sausage. Regarding cheese - if the husband or wife is waiting on you, I recomend choosing a meat and asking them for a cheese recommendation...they have always been too happy to provide a taste of any of the sandwich fillings. And the soups are excellent too - as are the various british potato chips. Perfect to pick up and head to a park in this weather!

            1. ronoc RE: via jon Apr 26, 2007 09:45 AM

              Just had half a smoked turkey and brie on rosemary ciabatta with lettuce and mustard and a cup of very good and creamy tomato soup on the side. Only $6.50 and better than anything else I've eaten for lunch in the past few weeks.

              1. via jon RE: via jon Apr 26, 2007 10:49 AM

                Thanks guys for all the delicious suggestions! Will definitely try them out, especially the garlic susages, thank god it's next to my office!

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                  djinn87 RE: via jon Jun 21, 2007 08:28 AM

                  The Lamazou special's the way to go. Especially with balsamic and olive oil or harissa as accompaniment. Also, there's a brie and prosciutto sandwhich (don't remember the name) that's fantastic with harissa.

                  Can't go wrong with Lamazou, though.

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                    princeofpork RE: djinn87 Jun 21, 2007 08:38 AM

                    Try the serrano ham and manchego cheese. Outstanding.

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                    wlipman RE: via jon Nov 29, 2007 02:13 PM

                    As idiotic as thiis will sound, try their eggsalad sandwich. You will never believe how positively exquisite eggsalad, fortified with Lamazou's just-at-the-peak of ripe roqueford can be!

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                      brookeSA RE: wlipman Nov 30, 2007 07:39 AM

                      I was just there yesterday- I did the half sandwich and soup deal. It was great. First of all, the sandwich (which is HUGE even though its half), soup and a snapple was only $8.50! Anyway, I had roasted turkey, roasted red pepper, brie, and pesto on whole wheat baguette- delicious. I had broccoli soup- its like cream of brocoli with chicken broth instead of cream. Loved it! Going back today to pick up some proscuitto and mozz for a party I'm having tonight. I probably won't be able to resist getting a sandwich....

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