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A really great sandwich between Fresh Pond and MGH?

Can anyone help me think of a really great sandwich to get tomorrow at 4pm? I need something substantial, tasty and available for takeout. Ideally I'd like the sandwich to be grilled and contain protein, produce, cheese and condiments. Just say no to the wrap.

So far all I've come up with is Hi-Rise in Huron Village or a torta from Lupita.

Any other ideas?

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  1. Cheddars - steak, cheese and mushroom sandwich with a toasted bun.

    or if you are going by T:

    Artu on Charles Street

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    1. re: beetlebug

      Formaggio - on the counter with the cash registers, has these great sandwiches. Early Girl, Early boy, something like that. But, it is a B&R on a demi baguette, with proscuitto, cheese and one of them, has the hot peppers found in Spanish tapas. Not grilled, but pretty damn tasty.

      1. re: beetlebug

        I've tried those and they're good, but would also suggest the BLT at Formaggio. GREAT quality bacon, plenty of mayo and - hello - local tomatoes. A steal at $4.50.

        Otherwise, what about the pressed/grilled sandwiches at Middlesex. The italian one (I forget the ingredients) is pretty good. There are at least 5 or so to choose from.

        1. re: MB fka MB

          I love those BLTs as well as the grilled paninis. They usually run out of the sandwiches by 2 pm though. I also adore Ishan's Slim Jim - salami and cheese stuffed into a ficelle. These taste better ungrilled.

          Gini - you can always call FK and have them set aside a BLT or panini (they'll grill it when you get there). The sandwiches by the cash register should still be there at 4 (the premise is that these sandwiches are for an afternoon snack, but a phone call to save one never hurts).

          1. re: beetlebug

            I think I might be getting said sandwich earlier in the afternoon, and a panino from Formaggio sounds awesome. Maybe a BLT too!

            1. re: gini

              Don't forget to check both counters - sandwiches by the cheese and the cash register counter.

              The demi-baguette sandwiches are called Bad Boys and Bad Girls. These ingredients are so great that grilling them would ruin the sandwich.

              1. re: beetlebug

                I was feeling sort of lazy, so I just opted for a grilled cheese - really great bread definitely made this sandwich. I need to remember about the Bad Boys and Girls for next time.

      2. re: beetlebug

        I like Cheddar's, but does anyone else feel that they skimp on the fillings?

        How's the pizza? (sorry, off topic)

          1. re: Aromatherapy

            Thanks for the warning. I've been tempted to give it a shot, but when we get take-out pizza, we usually get it on Sun. night, and they are closed, so I've been saved so far.

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        1. You might want to consider a grilled sandwich from Pemberton's on Mass Ave around Davis Sq. I almost always have their grilled panini special. But their regular menu is quite good too.

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          1. re: makonna

            I always forget about their sandwiches, but am always pleasantly surprised when I do get one. Thanks for the reminder!

          2. Hasn't Limster recommended the veal parm sang-wich at Venice on Cambridge Street, just about across the street from MGH? Artu on Charles? Or is this cutting it too close to MGH? Cafe Kiraz?

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            1. re: digga

              I haven't had the veal parm there, but the chicken parm has been pretty good. Lately the sauce has thinned a bit, but it's still pretty good.

              1. re: limster

                Oops...my apologies. I will get my references straight next time!

            2. Get a cuban sandwich at Montrose market on Mass Ave.