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Photo by Houston Press Staff

Carter & Cooley Company

Photo by Houston Press Staff
This place is housed in an old Simon Lewis building once occupied by Ward's Drugs. Ironically, considering that C&C once aspired to be a Jewish deli, the best sandwich here is the BLT, with the requisite white toast, leaf lettuce, ripe tomatoes, mayo and eight (yes, eight!) slices of perfectly cooked bacon. C&C also makes a mean Reuben, and the muffuletta is piled high with meat and cheese but mostly serves as a vehicle for its olive salad. And a good one at that.

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