Places to find capicola in Orange County.
A good friend of mine has been craving a tasty capicola sandwich similar to the type he used to get as a child with his father (an LA county sheriff) during the summer. Since he lives in Lake Forest, LA is too far to go for either lunch or a workday dinner. Are there any places around either Huntington Beach or Lake Forest that serve a good capicola?
I'm wondering if they serve it at the Globe deli in Costa Mesa...
Claro's is the real deal, they have capicola and wonderful cured meats. The premade sandwiches are better than any Italian sandwich you'll get at Togo's but the fresh choose-your-own meat sandwiches are extra mouth watering good. For extra robust flavor try a little saprasotto (sp?) and one of the many dry salames also. By the way, they have terrific pizza dough too.
You might try the deli case at Lucca. They've cut back on their inventory since last year, but they might still have it. I don't think they have a sandwich on the menu, but they'll probably make one for you? Not too far from Lake Forest, either.
Lucca Cafe & Market
6507 Quail Hill Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92603
Also, put in a call to Gelson's in Irvine (Alton @ Jeffrey) I think they might carry capicola.
3rd Claro's and if you really want a flavorful spicy cap, you need to ask for and get it lean.
Claro's! Someone told me about that. Thank you so much for reminding me. We'll be going to Claro's for capicola sammies. Thanks much!
(I like the Gelson's in Irvine too, but I want someone else to make the sandwich. Isn't the same when I make it. =b )