Ham Sandwich at Canale's 

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Ham Sandwich at Canale's

Stepping into George Canale & Sons Grocery is like stepping back in time. Their famous sandwiches reminded me of something that might have been in my second-grade lunch box. Scanning my choices in a rusty, old cooler — ham, roast beef, grilled chicken — I opted for roast beef.

"Roast beef?" Mr. Canale asked with shock when I laid the sandwich on the counter. "You never had my ham?"

I did an about-face and went back to the cooler. I was handed a sample of the dry, smoky ham to taste. It was certainly worth bragging about. Canale has been smoking his own ham for more than 40 years. I decided on the ham sandwich on wheat with American cheese, iceberg lettuce, a fine-looking tomato, and mustard. It set me back $2.50. The price, along with the way the bread and cheese stuck to the roof of my mouth, made me feel like a kid again. — Stacey Greenberg

George Canale & Sons Grocery, 10170 Raleigh-Lagrange (853-9490)

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