It's too hot to cook this summer, so we're all eating more sandwiches or even better -- we're going out to eat! So tell us, who has the best sandwich in Central Minnesota? We're getting our list of nominations together for our upcoming "Sandwich Showdown." You can help by nominating your favorite sandwich place below from now until 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 27th. Then, starting Monday, July 30th, you can vote for your favorite sandwich spot in Central Minnesota in our contest.

Some sandwich spots have paid to have display space on this page and on the upcoming contest page. Please take a moment and consider visiting them to sample their sandwiches. While these sponsors are already on the nomination list for the contest, any restaurant in Central Minnesota is eligible for nominations.

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    A.T. The Black and White

    Little Falls

    Nothing says Minnesota like the Black & White in Little Falls and their favorite sandwich -- the parmesan-encrusted walleye on toasted ciabatta with spring mix and a homemade cranberry aioli. Perfect with sweet potato fries.

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    Domino's Pizza

    Three St. Cloud area locations

    Domino's wants your vote for its oven-baked sandwiches. Each of its eight sandwiches is toasted in a powerful pizza oven to fuse the flavors including Chicken Bacon Ranch, Chicken Habanero, Philly Cheese Steak. Domino's oven-baked sandwiches are available at three St. Cloud area locations.

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    Gerard's Dining and Sports Bar

    Sauk Centre

    Where’s the beef? Gerard's Dining and Sports Bar in Sauk Centre. Try the Prime Rib Dip made with thinly-sliced prime rib -- not roast beef -- on a parmesan hoagie bun with a side of au jus and horseradish sauce. Or get it Philly style with sautéed peppers, onions and melted Swiss Cheese.

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    Good Earth Food Co-Op

    St. Cloud

    The Good Earth Food Co-Op offers organic foods plus a "good for you" deli with soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods and beverages. Try the Chicken Rosemary Wrap with baked chicken (antibiotic and hormone free), lettuce, mayo, dijon mustard, green onion, rosemary leaf and sliced almonds on a sprouted whole wheat tortilla.

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    Great Harvest Bread Company

    Waite Park

    Great sandwiches start with great bread from Great Harvest Bread Company in Waite Park. Try their Addictive Chicken Salad with chunks of white and dark meat chicken in a specially seasoned mayonnaise with sweet and spicy pecans. They roast the pecans right in the store making this sandwich addicting.

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    Jordie's Trail Side Café


    Jordie's in Bowlus offers great sandwiches. The Reuben with mounds of corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, thousand island dressing, all on marble rye. Or the 4th Avenue BLT -- bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on a fresh focaccia bread. Jordie's is open has breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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    Milaca Dairy Queen


    Even though the Milaca Dairy Queen has plenty of sandwiches, not all of them are hot. In fact, maybe the best one is the DQ sandwich, with frosty DQ soft serve nestled between chocolate wafers. Enjoy a DQ ice cream sandwich on your way to the cabin or lake.

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    Neighbors Eatery and Saloon


    Neighbors Eatery and Saloon in Albertville offers the delicious Neighbors Roast Beef Sandwich with tender grilled roast beef, mushrooms, onions and provolone on top sourdough bread, mashed potatoes and smothered in our homemade gravy. Relax and unwind on their patio while the kids enjoy the new game room.

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    Old Capital Tavern

    Sauk Rapids

    Sauk Rapids' Old Capital Tavern serves extraordinary lunches and dinners plus 50 crafts brews on tap and a huge whiskey selection. Specially-priced now: Four Alarm Pig's Ass Masterpiece with Boston pork butt topped with giardinera veggies, black porter barbecue sauce, pepper jack cheese, red cabbage slaw on a baguette.

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    River City Extreme


    Take a break at River City Extreme in Monticello with a River City Club Sandwich. It's a mouth-watering combination of grilled ham and turkey topped with Swiss and American cheese. Add lettuce, bacon and mayo on sourdough bread. Relax and sit in the garden patio or by the firepit.

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    St. Cloud

    Friday's Jack Daniel's Chicken Sandwich is special. Grilled chicken breast with Jack Daniel’s glaze, topped with applewood-smoked bacon, mixed cheese, Cajun-spiced fried onion strings, lettuce, tomato, pickles and Jack Daniel’s mayo. All on a brioche bun. Or try the Caribbean Chicken, California Club or new Triple Stack Reuben.

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