The Sandwich on Main (TSOM)
Hours: Sunday through Tuesday 10am-5pm; Wednesday through Saturday 10am-8pm
About: The Sandwich on Main is a gem inside a gem. First off, Safety Harbor, where TSOM is located, is one of the cutest little towns in Florida. Go there on a Sunday for their farmer's market and you're bound to feel like you've stepped inside a movie. Everyone seems to know everyone and even if they don't, they are extremely friendly. The downtown area is dotted shops and restaurants, one of which is of course TSOM and deserving of so much love.
Just like the rest of the town, when you walk into TSOM you feel like family. No surprise that it's owned and operated by a mother-father-daughter trio. The "doo-dads" you see all over the walls are collected by the mom, the sammies (as they prefer to call them) are curated by the daughter, and "Captain Crouton" is the adorably hilarious name of the dad who I'm assuming helps run the show.
Food: Holy ba-jeebus so good. Not only delicious, but also pretty creative. I'm talking sandwiches with fixins like bacon jam, apple slices, and raisins pressed to perfection inside different types of yummy bread. Plus, you can make any sandwich into a salad if you're looking to cut some calories. They have a good selection of craft beers and select wines, as well as artisanal chips and sodas. When we went we almost walked out the door without getting a chocolate chip cookie. What a mistake that would have been. Melt in your mouth deliciousness. Seriously...get the chocolate chip cookie.