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Denver's five best spots for sandwiches

It's hard to really screw up a sandwich, since it requires just enough skill to slap a couple of slices of meat and maybe a little cheese between two pieces of bread.

But by the same token, it's also hard to elevate the sandwich into something truly extraordinary. There are a few spots in Denver that manage, though, turning out masterful creations that put those mediocre ham-and-cheese-on-white-bread creations to shame.

Here are the five best.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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