Carb stomping through a month of KC's tastiest two-handers 

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Day 11
Chicken Salad
Crossroads Coffeehouse

Take a cue from When Harry Met Sally and have what she's having. She, in this case, is co-owner Jalene Berger, and her off-menu creation is chicken salad, pickles and lettuce, buttressed by two slices of provolone on a toasted everything bagel. The thing single-handedly rehabilitates chicken salad's image, which has been ravaged by years of plastic-wrapped, airport-terminal failure. (310 Southwest Boulevard, 816-255-2402, kccrossroadscoffee.com)

Day 12
Very Veggie
The Nutty Girl

The only prepackaged offering on this list (day-old sandwiches are $1 cheaper) is in the refrigerator at Waldo's One More Cup, but Nutty Girl products aren't so much plastic-wrapped as they are cared for. The Very Veggie marries garlic-and-dill cream cheese with swiss cheese in a well-suited, albeit unlikely, union. Tomatoes, carrots and cucumber slices fill out the rest of the space between multigrain bread for a sandwich that's uncommonly refreshing. (Sold at One More Cup, 7408 Wornall, 816-994-3644, onemorecupkc.com)

Day 13
Torta Pastor
El Torito II Supermart

Don't try to eat this one behind the wheel. Stick around the tiny taqueria attached to the big supermarket and absorb the flavors: the sauce, the spice, the creamy avocado, the plump spoonful of mayo. You'll be in good company, alongside road workers still wearing their neon vests and mothers trying to entice toddlers to eat. There's music in the air as the kitchen crew whistles and sings and your pork sizzles on the griddle. (1409 Central, Kansas City, Kansas, 816-668-2471, 1wp.com/go/eltoritosupermart)

Day 14
Fried Egg and Sage
Martin City Brewing Co.

Carefully pick your seat on the patio — every so often, you luck into a rocking metal chair — and let the beer-savvy waitstaff tell you what you want from the taps. Less thought is required for your sandwich, though, because whatever you're drinking probably goes with this herb garden encased in grilled sourdough. The yolk runs with the slow precision of Nicolas Cage, mingling with the garlic and the garlic aïoli and the tomato and the mozzarella. This is why we eat breakfast for dinner (with beer). (500 East 135th Street, 816-268-2222, martincitybrewingcompany.com)

Day 15
BLT
The Peanut

Bar food is like comedy — it usually improves after a few drinks. But the BLT is the rare pub sub that you find yourself craving even when you're sober as a judge. The Peanut version is the best we've had of the kind you might make in your own kitchen. No fancy ingredients are involved, just the right fixings (toasted wheat bread, for instance). Ask for crisp bacon, but don't otherwise mess with the sandwich that generates its own bacon craze. (5000 Main, 816-753-9499; other locations; peanutkc.com)

Day 16
Fried Gulf-Shrimp Po'boy
The Fish Market

Did a New Orleans fishing boat beach somewhere off Route 291? That's the only way to explain how the South so easily reaches Liberty. The fried gulf-shrimp po'boy at the month-old fish joint in the former Liberty Bend Fish Market has heaps of crunchy, zesty shrimp on lettuce, pickles, mayo, ketchup and a generous splash of Crystal Hot Sauce. Tell them that you want a side of hush puppies; here, those gloriously fried golf balls set you back just one more dollar. (1120 East Old State Route 210, Liberty, facebook.com/FishMarketLiberty)

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