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A Sandwich A Day: Jamón y Queso at Super Pan in Atlanta, GA
In this great country of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around the world. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
Super Pan Latino Sandwich Shop, a time-limited hole-in-the-wall (if a hole in the wall can have ample seating, that is) in Atlanta's Poncey Highlands stakes its reputation on pork buns—but who could turn down their Coca de Jamón y Queso ($12), a fat slab of sandwich calling jamón serrano, date paste, arugula, and sliced manchego its ingredients? Crumbly, thick-cut cheese and rippling jamón make this a simplified, peasant-y take on a sandwich that really doesn't even need bread—indeed, the "Spanish foccacia" on which it rests is a bit beguiling. Thin, flat and cornmeal-y, the überneutral bread defies any of the thoughts you may have had about foccacia being about air—but back to the contents. Piquillo chiles liven up the sweet-sultry ham and cheese combo, a wide berth of filling—and fulfilling—Latin sandwich pleasure. Pair it with an agua fresca of the day, or if you like to cut to the chase like me, a tall, cool Mexican Coke. Oh, and they're only open 12 hours a week, so plan your visit wisely.