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Jan 31, 2007 11:15 AM

Provisions for heroes in Astoria/Woodside/LIC/Sunnysid

I'm looking to make heroes for the Super Bowl. Can anyone suggest a great place to buy assorted cold cuts in Astoria/Woodside/LIC/Sunnyside, as well as a source for hero rolls?
I'd usually go to the Sandwich King of Astoria to get this stuff pre-made, but I think a do-it-yourself set-up would work better for the crowd we're hosting on Sunday. Who's got the best stuff in the area?

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  1. I would go to Sorriso on 30th Ave and maybe buy the bread across the street at Gian Piero although they may supply Sorriso. I have no idea..

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    1. re: King of Northern Blvd

      Not to sound like an echo but I would totally second Sorriso. They have everything you need for Super Bowl goodness, everything from the standard Boars Head stuff to homemade soppressata to imported prosciuttos and salumi. Their cheese selection is almost as impressive and their homemade mozzarella is outstanding. I've even spotted burrata there on occasion.

    2. Is the Karl Ehmer store still at 60 th street and Woodside blvd.?
      If it is, thats where I'd buy my coldcuts. I love their stuff. They make a Tongue Salad that is really great.

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      1. re: chefstu

        No, there is no Karl Ehmer in Woodside. Just Ridgewood and Glendale in NYC.

      2. Well, a third for Sorriso, obviously - especially their house-made soppressata and beautifully fresh ricotta.

        But I also really like Dave & Tony's Salumeria at 35th Street and 30th Ave. Their prices on a number of Italian imports are lower than Sorriso's. They have the cheapest price I've found so far on my lunchtime obsession, Callipo yellowfin tuna in olive oil. They have some secret source of ring-shaped brick oven bread that is right on when it is fresh - the florist around the corner claims it's from some neighbourhood guy with a hidden brick oven in the backyard. True? I have no idea. The crust is perfect, though.

        1. Thanks, perfect, I'll do a 30th ave run on Sunday.

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          1. re: MarcInSunnysideGardens

            Just pointing out that they are both probably closed on Sunday. Not sure but just my guess...

            1. re: King of Northern Blvd

              Dave & Tony's Salumeria is open Sunday 8am until 1 or 2 pm. Not sure about Sorriso's.

              1. re: plum

                Sorriso is open 8am - 2pm on Sundays, but I think they probably are open later this Sunday due to the Super Bowl.

          2. Sorriso makes fantastic fresh mozzarella, and their sundried tomatoes are excellent as well.