Reader: Spice went out of Spicy Pickle long ago

The news that the Spicy Pickle outpost near the University of Denver has closed came as no big surprise to readers.

Fact is, many sandwich lovers think the spice went out of the Spicy Pickle long ago. EPL, for example:

Bring back the Boars Head meats and maybe your shops will stop closing. Back around 2004 or so, I'd eat at the Colorado Blvd. shop quite a bit. First time I went after the meat change, the sandwich was bad and I never went back. Sounds like I was on to something.

You won't find Spicy Pickle on our list of the "Five best spots for sandwiches." But are there other sandwich joints that could be contenders?

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