Cuban sandwich; goat cheese, pepper and olive baguette, and cookies

Cuban sandwich; goat cheese, pepper and olive baguette, and cookies Credit: Newsday / Peter Gianotti

Mary's Marvelous lives up to its name.

This combo of shop and eatery, in the corner building that long ago housed a Coach outlet, prepares first-class sandwiches and panini, salads and breakfast fare, plus specials that range from lasagna and chicken potpie to arepas and empanadas.

It definitely was popular going into Hurricane Irene weekend, with diners enjoying lunch at the counter and taking out enough good food to make it through the wind and water. The place is worth a visit anytime we all get power back, especially if you're thinking about  an end-of-summer picnic.

The little kitchen prepares very good grilled sandwiches, including a savory Cubano with braised pork and a brushstroke of garlic aioli; and a mellow union of Vermont Cheddar and tomato. The goat cheese, roasted pepper and black olive combo on a mini-baguette rivals them. A whole wheat wrap with hummus, shredded carrot, cucumber and tomato; and the ham-and-Swiss also are worth sampling.

The freshly baked muffins and scones take care of breakfast. And the cookies, especially the Mary O's chocolate sandwich variety and the lime-sugar rounds, are excellent. Lots of coffees, smoothies, lemonade, too.

Mary's Marvelous, 207 Main St., Amagansett; 631-267-8796.

Photo: Sandwiches at Mary's

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