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Celestial Sandwiches - Day Two

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This week we're offering up 25 of our favorite sandwiches. Here's today's list of five. Check out yesterday's list here.

Curried chicken salad on cinnamon raisin walnut bread at Stone Mill Bakers - Stone Mill has quietly ruled the corner of Westheimer and Kirby for years now, turning out picture-perfect sandwiches with passion and flair. We adore the added flavors in the curried chicken salad, and remain ever-surprised by how much we enjoy the added sweetness in the cinnamon raisin walnut bread. This one is a humble favorite.

Seared ahi tuna sandwich at Beck's Prime - Yes, Beck's has a great burger, but the menu doesn't end there. Next time you visit, try the gorgeous seared ahi sandwich served on an egg bread bun with fresh toppings and a creamy Asian sauce. This one fills you up with a nice trifecta: protein, carbs and plenty of flavor. That means it's an excellent option for pescatarians, dieters and anyone looking for a little something beyond burgers.

Torta de barbacoa at Taqueria del Sol - The torta de barbacoa at Taqueria del Sol arrives with no fanfare. It is the only thing on the plate, yet still manages to look regal. The pillowy bolillo bread is made fresh in-house daily and is a real showstopper. Inside, tender meat sits atop its soft throne, bursting with lettuce, tomato, guacamole and sour cream. This dish is truly the holy trinity: It's delicious, it's huge, and it's $3.75.

The Big Club at Dacapo's - A teensy sandwich shop on 11th Avenue in the Heights, Dacapo's serves fresh, creative sandwiches with only a slight bit of attitude. The Big Club is to die for: bacon, ham,= and marinated turkey, plus cheddar, provolone, lettuce,= and tomato, all piled high on three slices of toasted herb bread. This is the club sandwich Dagwood Bumpstead dreams of. Delicious!

Tuna and hummus on wheat at the Weslayan Café - The sammiches are the menu's bread and butter at the Weslayan Café, a fantastic restaurant and deli next to Central Market. There's an impressive list (including an outstanding hamburger), but our repeat favorite is the tuna and hummus. Hummus is mixed directly with the tuna, creating a tuna salad effect without the creamy mayonnaise. It's a tasty -- and healthy -- new take on an old classic.

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