When one of Dayton’s most creative chefs calls out the deliciousness of a sandwich that is bigger than your head, you bet your nalga we are going to give it a try.
After Mariah McNally of Wheat Penny Oven and Bar mentioned it on Facebook, we hightailed it to the restaurant inside of La Michoacana #5 Mexican Market, at 748 Troy St., in hopes of snaring the Cubana Super Torta sandwich.
After a slight snuff with our order, the Cubana and all of its meaty, buttery, eggy goodness was ours to munch on.
And by “ours,” I mean all of ours.
There was more than enough of this beast to go around and around the newsroom.
Fact is, you’d have to be super hungry to eat the sandwich on your own.
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Mariah said she and her boyfriend, Andy Dedominici, take the $12.99 Cubana down in tandem.
“I love Michoacana,” Mariah said in a Facebook message following her post. “They have the friendliest staff and everything is fresh from their in house butcher shop. Andy and I can split a (Cubana) and be full for most of the day. It's the perfect combination of all the meats, cheese, really fresh vegetables, and a fried egg for good measure. So satisfying.”
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As for those measurements, we took a couple.
The sandwich — layers of Mexican and American cheese, avocado, pork legs, sliced ham, hot dogs, fried eggs, chicken, chorizo, bread beef, lettuce, tomato and melt-in-your-mouth avocado — weighed in at 2.5 pounds.
We know because we weighed and measured it.
The fresh bread, soaked in the grease from the slightly spicy chorizo, maintained its crunch and the avocado melts in your mouth.
It is the sort of sandwich you eat in the wrapper, savoring every bite.
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WHAT: Michoacana #5 Mexican Market
WHERE: 748 Troy St, Dayton
HOURS: Open daily 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.