Think beyond meat and cheese.
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When you're inventing a sandwich, don't get stuck on cold cuts. At Tyler Kord's No. 7 Sub, roasted broccoli heroes – showered with ricotta salata, pickled lychee, and pine nuts – fly out the door like torpedoes. And Bunk Sandwiches, Tommy Habetz believes any salad will make a great sandwich, if you just play with the components. Think of a Caesar: Why not a sandwich with crunchy lettuce, garlic mayo, Parmesan, a couple of chopped anchovies, and a fried egg? Need convincing? Check out the recipe.