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An Early Peek at Marcona's Sandwiches

The Hangar steak hero

The Hangar steak heroPhoto: Marcona

Marcona owner Collier Ulrich (who goes by the Twitter handle @Collywood) says the new Melrose sandwich shop is "inching towards the finish line," awaiting health inspections this week. Currently, the owner, with crossed-fingers, predicts an opening between November 15th and 20th, though that could all be wishful thinking at the mercy of the inspectors now (UPDATE: Owners now predict an opening on December 1st). But we do have some early first shots of their Eastern U.S. and Spanish-influenced servings, giving us a little more of a clue of what's going to be served here, even if it varies noticeably from the online sample menu.

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Vegan Wheatberry SaladMarcona

So far, one sees sandwiches bursting with fresh veggies, even in meaty arrangements like the hangar steak hero you see above and certainly in the vegan wheat-berry salad you see beyond the jump. Look below to see a few more of Marcona's dishes and track the shop on Facebook to stay abreast of its next move.

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Burlington Red Onion burger with roast mushroom, Granny Smith apple, paprika aioli, and Vermont cheddarMarcona

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Spiced Salmon SandwichMarcona

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Cheesecake with plum cherry sauce and a side of whipped creamMarcona

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