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Favorite South Bay Sandwich Shop?

I know there is a posting longer than the Iliad about the favorite sandwiches in the greater LA area.... but a lot of the posting is old... and, well, I have limited time and would like to find some CH worthy places closer to home. LA-wide, my favorite is a toss up between the Godmother at Bay Cities and a pastrami on rye from Langers when I have time to venture out of the South Bay.

So, I was wondering what/where is your favorite sandwich is in the South Bay (in a non-nationwide chain)? It could be at a restaurant or a deli... anywhere really. It could be a hot sandwich or a cold sandwich. Hamburger sandwiches excluded, please.

I don't have quite a favorite South Bay Sandwich, although I did enjoy the Jamon serrano and manchego sandwich from La Espanola but I can't get super excited over it because I thought it was kinda puny.

I'd love some suggestions.

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  1. soft-shell crab at the standing room.

    the anchovy sandwich at la espanola is delectable, but it's just a snack on the way home after stocking up on groceries so i don't mind that it's gone in three bites.

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    1. re: raizans

      Everything at Standing Room is fantastic. If people haven't gone, they should.

    2. Italian sub at A-1 Imports in San Pedro. Unlike Bay Cities, this is a real Italian deli and you won't find any mustard or mayo on their Italian subs, just oil & vinegar and a dash of oregano. Simple and delicious

      1. LA Magazine picked Sandos in Manhattan Beach for their HTC sub as one of the best 17 sandwithces in all of Los Angeles.
        http://sandossubshop.com/

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        1. re: wienermobile

          Photo of Sando's HTC (ham, turkey and cheese) served hot.

           
          1. re: wienermobile

            sorry but Sando's in now closed for good.

        2. Good Cuban sandwiches at Havana Mania in Redondo Beach. I really like their MEDIA NOCHE
          Midnight Sandwich. Ham, pork, cheese, pickles, mustard and a touch of garlic butter. Hot pressed on a sweet roll.

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          Havana Mania
          3615 Inglewood Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

          1. I'm a big fan of Big Mike's on Main Street in El Segundo. I know they have another location that is deeper into the South Bay that I'm sure would be just as good, as this is a hands-on establishment. They specialize in Philly cheesesteaks, and they don't skimp on the beef. I also really like their onion rings, which have a light battered crust rather than the more common bread crumbs. They also sell burgers and a variety of cold subs.