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Eat This Now: Garlic Chicken Panini at Bosa Boba Cafe


Photo by Brent Holmes

Spring Mountain Road #35, 702-234-2391,

When a friend asks for a really great Italian sandwich, you probably don’t send them to a Vietnamese cafe. But we live in the future now, and the future doesn’t care if your cuisine is better known for French infusions: If you want to make a perfectly pressed panini with pounded chicken, an oozing blend of Swiss and provolone, and a zingy garlic sauce that could beat aioli in a pizza-tossing contest, you do that — with spinach. Bosa Boba Cafe is a spinoff of Las Vegas’ beloved Phó Bosa Kitchen, masters of regional speciality soups that are hard to pronounce but easy to love, and it shows in their superiority. Pair your panini with a “Special-Tea” laced with basil seeds, and well, that’s amore.

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