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A Cafe Bites Nibble

Growing up in Rome, New York, Mike Rovell was known as "Mighty Mike." "The slogan for the Rome High School was the 'Mighty, Mighty Romans,' so now you know how the name Mighty Mike's Subs (11150 Westheimer, 713-532 7827) came to be."

"I just had to follow my heart," Rovell said about opening a restaurant in the midst of a recession. "We're offering a high-quality sandwich with lots of value. We give good portions, and we're using only Boar's Head products. You just can't get a Boar's Head sandwich for this price anywhere else. My next steps are to offer $.99 sliders or mini-subs, also available in a three or six-pack, and then for us to be baking our own bread," Mike said.

Café Bites found the menu to be simple: sandwiches, salads and wraps. Rovell was right about the portions -- we tried to finish a Traditional Reuben in one sitting and failed miserably. The same was true for the Upstate New Yorker, Mighty Mike's interpretation of a Philly sandwich, which was chock full of roast beef, turkey breast, provolone and pepper jack cheese.

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