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LizR Sep 21, 2007 07:39 AM

I'm new in town and have been trapped in the house with a sick toddler. I could use an outing at lunchtime to get something really tasty. Where can I get a really good sandwich (not BBQ, which I love, but it's not what I'm looking for)? Right now I'm out in Cordova (waiting to close on a house in G'town). Want something with good bread, good inside, etc. (I'm watching the Today show, which is counting down America's great sandwiches.) Suggestions? All I can think of is Deli Mexicana tortugas. Others?

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    chazzerking RE: LizR Sep 21, 2007 04:41 PM

    I don't know if they're back open in their new location, but the French Bakery(moving or Moved to Mendenhall, just South of Poplar) does some great sandwiches, like a fab chicken salad on a house fresh made croissant.

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      LizR RE: chazzerking Sep 23, 2007 08:57 AM

      good to know. will check it out. it's tough being new in town!

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        susanlll RE: LizR Sep 24, 2007 10:19 AM

        Try the King Biscuit Diner on Dexter and Germantown

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      tennreb RE: LizR Sep 25, 2007 01:06 PM

      Heavenly Hoagie in Midtown is excellent. You can't go wrong with the authentic philly cheesesteak or the Italian. It's really cheap, too. Holiday Ham does a pretty good sandwich too. There are several locations around town.

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        hootch62 RE: LizR Sep 25, 2007 02:55 PM

        Petra Cafe has some nice paninis. They have a shop in the Carefour in Memphis on Polar just east of Gtown. Another in Collierville on Poplar just west of Gtown and possibly a coffee shop in Gtown.

        1. megany09 RE: LizR Sep 28, 2007 07:45 AM

          My two favorite sandwich places aren't out in your area, but they're worth the drive. First, I love Guadalupana! It's on Summer near the intersection of White Station. It's a mexican place, and the sandwiches are wonderful. I prefer the pork, but my boyfriend loves the goat sandwich.

          Also, Super Sub Shop by the University of Memphis at Southern and Highland is also quite wonderful. It looks kind of run down, but the sandwiches are delicious. There's something about the bread they use and the special sauce.

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            Its Still Mooing RE: megany09 Oct 30, 2007 07:08 PM

            Super Sub Shop has been my favorite since college(10+ years)!

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            Randal Cooper RE: LizR Oct 30, 2007 08:36 PM

            I can't disagree with anything anyone else said, but would like to suggest Rising Roll Gourmet on Wolf River (right around the corner from Tortugas) as an option. They're only open for lunch, but they have some excellent sandwiches.

            1. megany09 RE: LizR Oct 31, 2007 08:15 AM

              Due to my foodie boyfriend, I just discovered a delicious little mexican place. It's called Taco Loco on Getwell. Their meat is so fresh and perfectly cooked. Please go on the weekend and try a goat (barbacoa?) sandwich.

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                Its Still Mooing RE: megany09 Oct 31, 2007 01:50 PM

                I believe it's on Lamar, just NW of 240.

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