Matt Bonner's Sandwich Hunter: Feb. 8, 2010 - Sacramento pg. 2
Page 2 - Pennisi's Deli: Sacramento
Ratings (out of 5)
I made it to my destination, Pennisi's Deli. It is a New York Italian style deli. The last three times we played the Kings, I couldn't eat there because it was a Sunday game so they were closed.
I walked in and marveled at the menu. They had all types of hot subs and also cold cuts of fine imported Italian meats and cheeses. I saw numerous sandwiches that looked appetizing to me. I decided to go with a Turkey Cranberry on fresh baked french bread and a turkey avocado on whole wheat (for before the game).
While waiting for my sandwiches, the man behind me in line informed me that he knew who I was and that he too graduated from Concord High School in New Hampshire. I found this amazing. What are the odds that I'm standing in line at a deli in Sacramento and the person directly behind me is from my high school? The weird thing is that kind of random stuff happens to me all the time.
I got my sandwiches to go and loved the huge drink and chip selection. Another bonus was the desserts. They had authentic black and white cookies flown in fresh from New York City.
The sandwiches were really good. The turkey cranberry sandwich used cream cheese for the spread instead of mayonnaise. Genius if you ask me. I'd never thought of that before but it tasted really good. The turkey avocado was solid also. Turkey avocado sandwiches are a staple in California (and Texas). What's funny is that I don't think I ever had an avocado until I got to San Antonio. I don't even know where you could find them in New Hampshire. I never saw them in the grocery store growing up.
Pennisi's is an excellent lunch spot and I definitely recommend it to anyone visiting downtown Sacramento.
I didn't find the Hoagie Grail this time around but it's just the first city of the "Rodeo Roadtrip". We'll see what the rest of the trip has in store…
Sandwich Quote of the Day: "The plastic on your sandwich really doesn't have to be made to last 50 years…" -- Charles Moore ( Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas. See - http://www.ted.com/talks/capt_charles_moore_on_the_seas_of_plastic.html)
Song of the day: Hayloft by Mother Mother