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GREAT sandwiches FFD not Boar's Head homemade

nbermas May 27, 2009 10:31 AM

in FFD County where they roast they own meats turkey, chicken not BOAR"S HEAD and make there own salads, dressings, etc. and of course excellent breads.

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    luckyelaine43 RE: nbermas May 28, 2009 01:03 PM

    are you asking or did you forget to name a place? everything seems to be the untasty boar's head!!!

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      nbermas RE: luckyelaine43 May 30, 2009 03:00 PM

      No asking for a place that mnakes its its own fresh meats, turkey, chicken, roast beeef, etc, thanks near and around Stamford to Westport.

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      hungrykids RE: nbermas May 30, 2009 03:30 PM

      hmmm....no response makes me think it may not exist....

      Caraluzzi's market makes their own ham, turkey, and roast beef - all of which are delicious - but they don't make great sandwiches. (You could buy everything and make your own.)

      Sand Wedge (on Route 7 in Ridgefield, just north of the Georgetown Caraluzzis) makes great sandwiches but not their own meats.

      What's a person to do?????

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        jfood RE: hungrykids May 30, 2009 07:59 PM

        nah, they exist.

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        jvaum RE: nbermas May 31, 2009 02:43 PM

        I like Ancona's better for sandwiches. They offer in house roasted meats and I think the overall quality and taste is better than Caraluzzi's. Be careful of the complimentary side salads...potato and macaroni...they haven't always tasted fresh to me. Still a preference over Caraluzzi's though. While your there definitely try there fried chicken. So yummy and they will make it fresh for you if you need a lot for a party or something. It always gets rave reviews from our crowd. One more thing...their tuna salad is just perfect for me. Much more flavorful than Caraluzzi's when I am too lazy to open my own can!

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          avasmom RE: jvaum May 31, 2009 06:04 PM

          thanks for the anconas info... I always bought the in-store roasted trukey at balduccis, but sadly that's not an option anymore. The guy at the deli there told me it wasn't nitrate-free, but it had much less than regular deli meat. So glad to know Ancona's is an option now. Totally agree about the fried chicken, I've only had it once and I brought it home and re-heated it and it was amazing...will need to try it fresh.

          'on a related Ridgefield note, if anyone is missing the Balducci's/Peter Luger burgers now that Balducci's is gone, Phil is at Ridgefield Prime and making the Peter Luger burgers...oh, one more thing, a friend served the Ridegfield Prime crabcakes for dinner the other night and they were exellent, no filler and very fresh.

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            luckyelaine43 RE: jvaum May 31, 2009 06:36 PM

            Where is Ancona's?

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              hungrykids RE: luckyelaine43 May 31, 2009 06:44 PM

              Ancona's Supermarket is on Route 102 (Branchville Road) about one-half block west of Route 7, in Ridgefield.

              (The skinless fried chicken is particularly good!)

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            sfoss17 RE: nbermas Jun 8, 2009 04:00 PM

            A&S in norwalk has good bread & they roast their own turkey & roast beef. YUM

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              nbermas RE: sfoss17 Jun 9, 2009 02:16 PM

              I love there stuff but Inever saw homemade turkey only Boar's head . So if I go I will ask about that the next time, thanks

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              Avalondaughter RE: nbermas Jun 10, 2009 07:22 AM

              About 14 or 15 years ago I was working in Greenwich and often had my lunch at a place called Stateline Deli right on Putnam Ave. They roasted two entire turkeys every day. The sandwiches were wonderful. I was addicted to them. They only had turkey though. I don't think their roast beef was homemade.

              I don't know if the place still exists or if it still serves fresh turkey, but it might be worth checking out. I'd be curious to know if it's still there.

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                nbermas RE: Avalondaughter Jun 10, 2009 04:01 PM

                Avalon: There is a place that makes fresh turkey used to go with my Mom was there maybe 4 years ago closer to the bottom of the avenue on the left hand side don't know the name.

              2. louuuuu RE: nbermas Jun 10, 2009 07:50 AM

                Not for you Nbermas, because this place is hardly spotless, but the hot open faced freshly cut roast beef sandwiches with gravy and onions at S&S Dugout Diner on Post Road in Southport are mythic and legendary in upper FFD. The spot, the sandwiches , the breakfasts, the spinning stools at the run down counter, are a throwback and a Time warp. Mid Century satisfying.

                Parking is dicey.

                1. ChefBoyAreMe RE: nbermas Jun 10, 2009 08:21 AM

                  I'm going to sound like a pimp for them (and Louuuuu will probably call me out on it ;-), but hit Commerce Park Shop Rite. They have an in-house bakery that makes all manner of loaves and rolls, which, while not necessarily gourmet (though I think their sourdough round loaf and their olive rosemary bread are nearly as good as the old breadVentures in Greenwich, at about 1/2 the price), and the deli counter makes sandwiches. To your concern about cold cuts, they have their own store-made roast beef, turkey, ham, and roast pork...

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                    nbermas RE: ChefBoyAreMe Jun 10, 2009 03:59 PM

                    Chef man; I love a great good bread at lower prices than some of the fancy bakeries. thanks. I need small prices for everthing, let's make a deal. What is your favorite clean inexpensive excellent food place?

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