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Sandwich and Hero

The Vapors Apr 28, 2008 08:39 AM

I'm looking for a great sandhich or hero in the Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Boreum, Cobble area. Should I just get some cuts, bread, spread and assemble my own?

  1. bigjeff May 2, 2008 08:19 AM

    not in brooklyn, and not necessarily cold cuts, but I enjoyed this article:


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      The Vapors May 2, 2008 04:11 AM

      Thanks for all the suggestions, and away I go. These are solo missions, as my GF is a vegetarian, or "selectatarian" as I've coined it....

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      1. re: The Vapors
        bobjbkln May 2, 2008 11:24 AM

        The panelle special at Ferdinando's (cleverly recommended above) contains no meat. So you don't have to go solo there.

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        frankbooth Apr 29, 2008 11:09 AM

        Also highly recommended in the great sandwich and hero dept. in brooklyn red hook is ferdinando's foccaceria on union? in red hook (across from the former shnack and across from house of pizza and calzone). the panele special (fried chickpea fritter with parmiggiano and ricotta on a sesame roll) with a bit of marinara on the side to dip, also the brocolli rabe, pastas- delish! panele special is like an italian falafel... superb. also across the street, house of pizza and calzone will crush you with a delicious deep fried calzone.

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        1. re: frankbooth
          Ferdinando212 Apr 30, 2008 08:53 AM

          Panele Special from Ferdinando's is a great call! I'll second that (and just about everything else mentioned here) and also recommend Vinny's on Smith Street Sackett/Union for hot Italian heros.

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          frankbooth Apr 29, 2008 11:04 AM

          CATENE DELI - corner of 4th Ave and 9th St. in the Slope/ Gowannus. fantastic sandwiches, italian steam table foods (chicken cach, ziti with little meatballs, stuffed peppers, eggplant), and some of the best "parmigian" type heros around. all parmigian heros can be ordered mild, medium, and spicy. favorites are Fried Calimari Parm Hero, Fried Shrimp Parm Hero, spectacular Chicken Parm Hero- all top notch- super fresh (i find the chicken especially to be much fresher at Catene than Difonte, where it sits in a tray until called upon, also the roast beef seems fresher, moister to me, imho...). and speaking of, Catene makes a spectacular Brooklyn Roast Beef- Rare Roast Beef on a Hero with fresh mozzarella, brown gravy, fried onions, salt and pepper- spectacular!. HIGHLY recommended- only open until 4 pm monday through saturday. everything is super fresh, the place is spotlessly clean, and the owners take great pride in their food. what i wouldn't give for that chicken cutlet right now (stuck in the catskills eating local organics...) enjoy fb

          1. oolah Apr 28, 2008 09:10 PM

            The pulled pork sandwich at Luluc is very tasty, especially if you like a lot of garlic. Bocca Lupo also occasionally serves something called the PLT (basically a BLT with pancetta and arugula instead of bacon and lettuce) which is pretty damned good.

            If you're going to assemble your own, I second esposito & sons. I've never had a sandwich made by them, but I often make sandwiches from their soppresata and other cold cuts and I agree they're quite good.

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              the_state Apr 28, 2008 07:31 PM

              esposito & sons jersey pork store on court/president makes a MEAN sandwich. the guys there are really friendly and know what they're doing. their house-made soppressato is out of this world, but that's for charcuterie, not sandwiches. generally i ask them to make me "something good" and they'll just whip up a sandwich that never fails, w/ very generous portions. i went there this afternoon and had a grilled chicken sandwich w/ fried eggplant, fresh mozz, red peppers, oil vinegar and italian seasoning, i wish i saved a half!

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              1. re: the_state
                bigjeff Apr 29, 2008 11:11 PM

                ya those guys treat me right each time and I also just go with "whatever's good" they have a very nice thinly sliced roast pork sandwich, and they can do it real simple, or totally hooked-up. great guys.

              2. bigmackdaddy Apr 28, 2008 10:57 AM

                You should see if Caputo's makes sandwiches. Their imported meats and home made bread and cheese is delicious. I believe they're on Court St and 4th Pl (?). They o Boar's Head as well.

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                1. re: bigmackdaddy
                  eeee Apr 28, 2008 01:57 PM

                  Caputo's does make sandwiches. they are very tasty. however, I like the ones at Bierkraft even better! (in Park Slope on 5th)

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                  jakeyd Apr 28, 2008 09:02 AM

                  DiFante's in Red Hook, City Sub at 5th & Bergen,

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                  1. re: jakeyd
                    bobjbkln Apr 29, 2008 10:44 AM

                    If you're doing a search it's Defonte's. Note that they are basically a lunch place and close mid-afternoon and are not open on Sundays. But they make some great sandwiches.

                    Defonte's Sandwich Shop
                    379 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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