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[Photograph: The Paupered Chef]

Chicago-based Serious Eats contributors Nick Kindelsperger and Blake Royer of The Paupered Chef and Daniel Zemans visited six delis around the city in one day to find the best Italian sub. They rated J. P. Graziano's number one: "All our subsequent subs were judged—and overshadowed—by this high standard." The subsequent subs were from Conte di Savoia, Freddy's, Scudiero's, Riviera Italian Imported Foods, and Bari Foods. Even if you don't live in Chicago, it's worth checking out their post for lovely photos, to increase your knowledge of Italian subs, and to see how much these guys packed away in five hours.

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