Best Sandwich (not burger)

Hungry for a hearty sandwich in the Chippewa Valley? Look no further than Ray’s Place (838 Water St., Eau Claire) and its fabled hot beef sandwich. Ray’s was in second place last year, so their sandwiches must be EVEN better this year! The Valley’s second favorite sandwiches are made at Acoustic Café (505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire), which serves up hoagies hot or cold. Coming in third is Eau Claire Cheese and Deli (formerly Nelson Cheese Factory, 1636 Harding Ave., Eau Claire) with its unique menu of locally inspired sandwiches using fresh deli meats and cheeses. — Rachel Worthing