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i want a tomato/moz sandwich on superbly crusty bread!

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where can i get this sandwich? i mean, it's got to be something so good you'll drive 20 miles for (and i will).

currently as i type i am sitting at my desk in wayne, and i'd love to grab one for lunch. but i can always get one for dinner on my drive home to northern liberties. or go totally out of the way this weekend on my drive to DC. you just tell me where to go!

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  1. Go to Sue's Produce at 18th and Chestnut where they have NJ tomatoes ($1 a lb right now), Sarcone's rolls and Claudio's fresh mozzarella that they pick up each morning, and fresh basil. I affectionately call this "my perfect summer sandwich." Thank you.

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    1. re: Bride of the Juggler

      Don't forget the unfiltered extra-virgin olive oil! (We get ours at Trader Joe's) & a little fresh ground black pepper.

    2. Bride of the Juggler has it down. I can only add my few extra cents and say that I seed my tomatoes, toss them in Claudio's balsamic and olive oil with a chopped up hot pepper, minced garlic, chopped onion, parmesean cheese and basil until it's a tomato salad. Drizzle a bit of oil on the Sarcone's loaf after I took out some extra bread from the inside of the loaf. Wrap it in aluminum foil and throw it on the grill until the mozz is almost melted, then spoon in the tomato mixture and mangia!! Just made one this past weekend with tomatoes from my grandfather's garden and it was a huge hit. Claudio's EVOO and Balsamic are very good too, as is there mozz of course. You can make a 2ft. hoagie for about $8-9 that will rival any shop.
      PS. Sarcones sells out usually by noon so go early.

      1. they sell a nice one at miel patisserie as well. not a bargain my any means, but i like it.

        1. Just go to Campo's on Market between 2nd and 3rd and get the seeded roll. Tell them what you want and you're good to go.

          1. Or, you can order your own Make Your own Mozz Kit from New England Cheese Co.(Which I just did). I am making my first batch tonight. All the supplies you need (except for the milk), great directions and a delightful cheese making supply catalogue are included. Ricki the Cheese Queen, an enterprising cheese-woman , devised this kit and owns the company which has been around since the 70's. You can buy or order creamy, raw milk at The Fair Food stand in Reading Terminal which is the best milk for making mozz. Each kit contains supplys to make. 9 lbs of cheese and it takes 1/2 hour to make a batch of about a lb. All on your stove top AND the microwave.

            1. Please let us know how the cheese-making comes out. I tried a few times with no success, so I am curious. Good luck!

              1. La Cigale (both locations) makes a great tomato-mozzarella-fresh basil leaf sandwich on crusty French bread. I think Paninoteca still makes a version with pesto instead of basil leaves.

                1. yum!! thanks for the responses all!

                  agreed with bride of the juggler that this is THE perfect summer sandwich. mmm, i'll take one of those, a bowl of gazpacho, a mojito and the beach!! no, now i'm just asking too much. to sue's produce it is!! i'd heard great things about this in the past but somehow it had fallen off my mental list of "things to try now that i live in the city!" thanks!!

                  i'll report back as i make my way around town.