Cheap Eats: Break out of your sandwich rut

By Greg Cox

Originally published August 2014
This month’s roundup of tasty bargains will help you break out of the Reuben rut with some refreshingly different sandwich alternatives.

Angelina’s Kitchen
23 Rectory St., Pittsboro
919-545-5505
angelinaskitchenonline.com
Break out of the rut with: Gyro sandwich made with slow-cooked local beef.

The Bagel Bar
630 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill
919-929-7700
bagelbarbagels.com
Break out of the rut with: Guac & Squawk bagel – pulled chicken, avocado, lettuce, tomato and cheddar.

Hotpointe Deli
1718 Walnut St., Cary
919-460-6299
hotpointdeli.com
Break out of the rut with: Thanksgiving on a Bun – smoked turkey, cranberry relish, stuffing, bacon and mayonnaise.

La Place
111 N. Churton St., Hillsborough
919-245-0041
laplacehillsborough.com
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
919-667-9525
oldhavanaeats.com
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
919-903-8958
olioandacetofoodtruck.com
Break out of the rut with: Maple-roasted pork loin with braised kale, signature mayonnaise and provolone on a pretzel roll.

The Bacon Pimento Sandwich at Parker & Otis in Durham is served with a side of cole slaw.  JULI LEONARD - jleonard@nando.com

The Bacon Pimento Sandwich at Parker & Otis in Durham is served with a side of cole slaw. Photo by: Juli Leonard

Parker and Otis
112 S. Duke St., Durham
919-683-3200
parkerandotis.com
Break out of the rut with: Grilled pimento cheese on sourdough. Splurge $2 on the optional bacon? Do you have to ask?

Skipper’s Fish Fry
1001 E. Williams St., Apex
919-303-2400
skippersfish.com
Break out of the rut with: The fish sandwich – and prepare to be amazed at the size of the fish filet.

Sosta Cafe
130 E. Davie St., Raleigh
919-833-1006
sostacafe.com
Break out of the rut with: Poulet – curried chicken salad with lettuce, tomato, multigrain bread.