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Winner: The Italian
Restaurant: Symons General Store, Petoskey, Mich.
Food cost: $5
Ingredients: Ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone, mayonnaise, garlic vinaigrette, banana peppers, onion and lettuce.
What makes it special: Sometimes, you just don’t need to mess with a good thing. This classic rendition of an Italian cold-cut sandwich stands out for its simple, minimalist elegance. All of the flavors combine to make a truly Italian-inspired sandwich.
What others are saying: One Facebook user writes, “Awesome, just awesome! Great selection of specialty items and amazing deli sandwiches!” And a Yelp user says, “People stopped on the street to compliment my delicious-looking sandwich. And it was delicious. Go to this place.”