Best of Boston

2001 Best Sandwich, Gourmet

Darwin’s Ltd.

Don’t be put off by the big Busch beer sign. Inside, Darwin’s feels like a hip country store with red tin tile walls. Loyal customers from a fast-moving line for sandwich specials such as the Brattle, a combination of smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions. Order it on any of the nine different kinds of bread (among them, seven-grain, olive, and the yeasty sourdough), and wash it down with something from the large selection of wine and beer.

148 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, 617-354-5233,