Matt Bonner's Sandwich Hunter: Nov. 23, 2009 pg.2





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My second theory has to do with the lack of good sandwich spots. The majority of sandwich vendors in Sicily are sub-par. Usually, you only have two or three varieties of sandwich to choose from and they are pre-made and left out at room temperature behind the display case. They are generally composed of hard italian bread with some prosciutto and cheese in the middle... maybe some lettuce or tomatoes. That's it! I really think that if you put a Subway or Potbelly's in Sicily it would blow their minds! All the veggies, sauces, and meats in a toasted sub... It would be like eating SpaghettiO's your whole life and that's all you know. Then all of a sudden, an authentic gourmet Italian restaurant opens in your neighborhood and you go there for some homemade pasta. It would revolutionize your opinion of pasta. Just like eating at a Potbelly's would revolutionize Sicilians' opinion of sandwiches. I think it would definitely move sandwiches up the "food chain" in Sicilian culture (no pun intended).

Talk about going off on a tangent. I must be the first person to philosophically contemplate the role of the sandwich in Sicilian food culture... Back to Jimmy's Food Store. We made our way to the deli counter and I ordered the "Calabrese Panino" for lunch. It consisted of a fresh panini style bun, prosciutto cotto (that means the prosciutto is cooked), fontina (cheese), and marinated peppers. It was quite delicious. The bread and the marinated peppers were excellent and made the sandwich. Since we were in an Italian import grocery store, there was a plethora of different kinds of drinks, chips, and desserts to choose from to compliment the meal.

Marshall's recommendation turned out to be a winner. Jimmy's Food Store is a great place for a sandwich. It's not The Hoagie Grail, but it's definitely worth checking out.

Sandwich Quote of the Day: "It is the Broodwich. The most evil sandwich ever created. Forged in darkness from wheat harvested in hell's half acre. Baked by Beelzebub. Slathered with mayonnaise beaten from the evil eggs of dark chicken force-fed to dogs by the hands of a one eyed mad man. Cheese boiled from the rancid teat of a fanged cow. Layered with 666 separate meats from an animal which has maggots for blood."
-Aqua Teen Hunger Force Episode #28

Song of the Day: Frankie's Gun! by The Felice Brothers




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