To subvert grumpy monarchs, angry medieval youths scrawled condiment graffiti such as "Fran Tanner has plague" or "the king is a jerk" inside their sandwiches. Dig beneath lettuce to bring history to light with today's Groupon: For $4 you get $8 worth of sandwiches, soups, hand-tossed pizzas, and more at Goombadas Sandwich Shop in McAllen. The Goombadic equation for sandwiches includes tenderly shaved deli meat, cheese, and fresh produce divided between slices of artisan bread, baked from scratch daily. A cheat sheet for flavorful formulas, the shop's menu gives guests grainy mittens like the Nutin But Turkey—cold sandwich featuring shaved turkey breast and pastrami ($5.99)—and the timeless Philly cheese steak ($6.99). If guests have the gastronomical fortitude, they can always partake in Goombadas' 5 Knuckle Challenge, which gives diners five minutes to eat five chicken nuggets doused in ghost chili hot sauce and eternal glory. To view a complete menu, click here.
- On the sun-soaked east-facing corner lies Goombadas, a homegrown sandwich shop with a welcome streak of fun and flavor. Goombadas offers a full slate of hot and cold sandwiches that are as fresh and satisfying as their names are clever – Brandon R. Garcia, Monitor