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This Dayton restaurant’s GINORMOUS sandwich will blow your mind

Published: Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

When one of Dayton’s most creative chefs calls out the deliciousness of a sandwich that is bigger than your head, you bet your nalga we are going to give it a try. 

After Mariah McNally of Wheat Penny Oven and Bar mentioned it on Facebook, we hightailed it to the restaurant inside of La Michoacana #5 Mexican Market, at 748 Troy St., in hopes of snaring the Cubana Super Torta sandwich. 

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After a slight snuff with our order, the Cubana and all of its meaty, buttery, eggy goodness was ours to munch on.

And by “ours,” I mean all of ours.

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There was more than enough of this beast to go around and around the newsroom.  

Fact is, you’d have to be super hungry to eat the sandwich on your own. 

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Mariah said she and her boyfriend,  Andy Dedominici, take the $12.99 Cubana down in tandem. 

“I love Michoacana,” Mariah said in a Facebook message following her post. “They have the friendliest staff and everything is fresh from their in house butcher shop. Andy and I can split a (Cubana) and be full for most of the day. It's the perfect combination of all the meats, cheese, really fresh vegetables, and a fried egg for good measure. So satisfying.”

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As for those measurements, we took a couple. 

The sandwich — layers of Mexican and American cheese, avocado, pork legs, sliced ham, hot dogs, fried eggs, chicken, chorizo, bread beef, lettuce, tomato and melt-in-your-mouth avocado — weighed in at 2.5 pounds.    

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We know because we weighed and measured it. 

The fresh bread, soaked in the grease from the slightly spicy chorizo, maintained its crunch and the avocado melts in your mouth. 

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It is the sort of sandwich you eat in the wrapper, savoring every bite. 

Want to go?

WHAT: Michoacana #5 Mexican Market

WHERE: 748 Troy St, Dayton

HOURS: Open daily 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

INFO: Facebook | Website | 937-220-9600