Burger-Sized Soft Italian or French Rolls?
Good morning, and greetings from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
Okay...this is an odd request: I have eaten at an absurd number of bakeries in Brooklyn and beyond, but have a very specific request with regard to the *best* burger-sized soft Italian or French rolls in the five boroughs. I am participating in the Build a Better Burger competition in Napa Valley next week and have yet to find a truly earth-shattering, burger-sized Italian or French roll to take to the cook-off. Does anyone have any favorites for their burger needs? I am willing to do a lot of traveling this weekend to find *just* the right roll. I have encountered several excellent contenders, but am curious as to whether or not any Chowhounders have any favorites. Thank you very, *very* much for any suggestions you might share.
I know you're looking for a specific type of Italian or French roll, but I just wanted to suggest trying Portuguese as well. Sometimes Portuguese rolls can seem bland, but if they're fresh, and not pale in color, they can be a real delight. Another plus is that they are usually *very* soft. Years ago, I remember Pearson's BBQ in LIC (Queens) used these rolls for his BBQ.
I hope someone can chime in with recommendations.