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The Mason-Dixon Line was drawn up in the mid-1700s to settle border disputes between several US states. Today, it marks the cultural divide between north and south.

Thankfully, there's no such rivalry happening at this rapid-fire food court sandwich bar off Collins Street. Owner Garrett Huston was born in Boston (north of the Line) and grew up in Georgia (south of the Line). His customers enjoy the best of both worlds.

Chunky Reubens form the cornerstone of the menu, with four different types – turkey, vegetable, or two sizes of corned beef. There are also bagels, pastrami on rye and an Italian hoagie stacked with salami, ham and pepperoni. For those who prefer Southern hospitality there are two pulled-pork sandwiches, though they might better be described as burgers.

Once customers have shuffled past the register and made their choice they're quickly handed their boxed-up sandwich, complete with a few hard pretzels and breath-freshening Mentos. There's also a different pie for dessert each day. Watch out for the huge line around 1pm, when hordes of hungry workers descend from the surrounding offices.