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keyfinder Jun 26, 2008 01:51 PM

Hey, I moved to New York from Philly a couple years ago and have had little luck in finding cheap, large, greesy and delicious sandwich joints. Does anybody have any suggestions?

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    Captain RE: keyfinder Jun 26, 2008 09:14 PM

    I think you need to pick and choose the kinds of sandwich you want. That said, some good spots:

    Aliodoro, Sullivan between Spring and Prince, good italian cold cuts on good bread. HTe stuff you want on an italian sandwich, but it still breaks my heart that they are not the works of aart they were when Allessandro was running it as Melampo;
    Shortys, 9th Ave, just below 42nd on the east side of the Ave., where to get that roast pork with italian seasoning (opened as an off shoot of Tony Lukes on Oregon Ave.);
    Manganaro Groceria, 9th Ave about 39th-38th Sts. Another good spot for an Italian sandwich, cold be thicker and more generous with the meat;
    Manganaro's Hero Boy, same block as the Groceria although they claim to be unrelated, same stuff but made faster and without as great stuff, but they deliver to much of the area;
    Karl's Steaks, 3rd Ave above 33rd, for when you want a cheesesteak.

    Anything else you looking for?

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      a_and_w RE: Captain Jun 27, 2008 12:44 PM

      I'm with Captain re Aliodoro and Shorty's (which I only tried as Tony Luke's) but I say skip both Manganaro's Hero Boy and Groceria. Best I found in Manhattan for a cold cut sub was the Italian combo at Salumeria Beliesse. For hot sandwiches, the subs at Lazarra's can't be beat.

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        offthebeatenpath1 RE: a_and_w Jun 27, 2008 12:53 PM

        I completely agree with Salumeria Beliesse. I recently went there after reading Ed Levine's post and brought my own Grandaisy bread and ordered the Italian combo. It was really great. And, Lazzara's has one of the best chicken parm sandwiches around. There meatball sub is pretty good as well and Salumeria Beliesse also has hot sandwiches, though I cannot comment on them.

        If you want the best, go to Arthur Avenue and Mike's Deli.

    2. bigjeff RE: keyfinder Jun 27, 2008 01:15 AM

      give lamazou a try. not exactly cheap or large or greasy but if you're looking for quality and general delish, that's the joint.

      1. tbear RE: keyfinder Jun 27, 2008 06:04 AM

        What is a Hoagie? In NY it is a hero, sub or (in the suburbs) a wedge.

        Alas, the nyc sandwich shop is a thing of the past. You have to go to the suburbs to find great delis with great sandwiches: everything from meatball wedges to parm heroes to rare (home cooked) roast beef, all on perfect arthur ave. bread.

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          kcijones001 RE: tbear Jun 27, 2008 08:27 AM

          A hoagie is the philly way of saying sub.....

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            samiam123 RE: kcijones001 Jun 27, 2008 09:04 AM

            Not exactly-a hoagie always includes shredded lettuce and tomato and oil and vinegar as well as a little oregano.

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              drummergirl RE: samiam123 Jun 27, 2008 09:52 AM

              Don't forget the jalapeno peppers! Turkey hoagies...yum.

        2. guttergourmet RE: keyfinder Jun 27, 2008 07:46 AM


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            keyfinder RE: keyfinder Jun 27, 2008 08:45 AM

            Thanks guys, a bunch of places I will definetly check out

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              keyfinder RE: keyfinder Jun 27, 2008 09:57 AM

              I'm a big fan of wogies on greenwich ave. Really good cheesesteaks and "hoagies."

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                alexis RE: keyfinder Jun 27, 2008 10:04 AM

                there's a place on 9th ave that's now called shorty's that used to be a tony luke's. they're not affiliated anymore (i haven't been there since they were) but maybe they've kept the menu?

                sorry, missed that captain already posted this one.

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