A monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains. In this month’s edition, we break out of the Reuben rut with some refreshingly different sandwich alternatives.
23 Rectory St., Pittsboro
Break out of the rut with: Gyro sandwich made with slow-cooked local beef.
The Bagel Bar
630 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill
Break out of the rut with: Guac & Squawk bagel – pulled chicken, avocado, lettuce, tomato and cheddar.
1718 Walnut St., Cary
Break out of the rut with: Thanksgiving on a Bun – smoked turkey, cranberry relish, stuffing, bacon and mayonnaise.
111 N. Churton St., Hillsborough
Break out of the rut with: Oyster or shrimp po’ boy. If you can’t decide, flip a coin. You can’t lose.
Old Havana Sandwich Shop
310 E. Main St., Durham
Break out of the rut with: The Havana – classic Cuban sandwich made with slow-roasted local pork and house-cured ham.
Olio and Aceto Cafe
400 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill
Break out of the rut with: Maple-roasted pork loin with braised kale, signature mayonnaise and provolone on a pretzel roll.
Parker and Otis
112 S. Duke St., Durham
Break out of the rut with: Grilled pimento cheese on sourdough. Splurge $2 on the optional bacon? Do you have to ask?
701 E. Lane St., Raleigh
Break out of the rut with: Slow-roasted baby back rib sandwich.
Skipper’s Fish Fry
1001 E. Williams St., Apex
Break out of the rut with: The fish sandwich – and prepare to be amazed at the size of the fish filet.
130 E. Davie St., Raleigh
Break out of the rut with: Poulet – curried chicken salad with lettuce, tomato, multigrain bread.