Best Italian peppers and eggs sandwich in the city?
Would love to find a really tasty example of this simple sandwich -- can anyone recommend some favorites in Brooklyn or Queens (or even across the river?)
I'm going to suggest Catene Deli. I've only had their other sandwiches, their homemade roast beef being my favorite, They are old school Brooklyn Italian and will make your sandwich any way you want. There's also a place called Rocco's in Dyker Heights, where I've had delicious bacon and eggs, and the infamous DeFonte's in Red Hook. Maybe someone who's actually had pepper & eggs at these places can back up or debunk my suggestions? I'm pretty sure there are a ton of places in Dyker Heights and the Red Hook/Carrol Gardens area that serve a mean pepper & eggs. I wish I could be more help.
237 9th Street
Rocco's Italian Cafeteria Inc
6408 Fort Hamilton Parkway, NY 11219-5519
Too bad Cono's closed shop. I'd go with DeFonte's, but you might also try Torrisi Italian Specialties 'across the river' -- they do eggs, potatoes, and provolone hero...not the same, but knowing them I'd bet it is excellent. Ditto for Parisi Bakery on Mott St.
Does Caputo's or Esposito's on Court St. do pepper and eggs?
Caputo's Fine Foods? I don't believe so. They'll make you cold cuts and cheese sandwiches. Very delicious cold cuts and cheese sandwiches. Isn't Esposito's the butcher shop? I have no idea if they make egg and pepper sandwiches. Great rice balls though, if it's the place I'm thinking about.
Caputo's Fine Foods
460 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
defonte's is a fine, fine sandwich, another place which has not been mentioned that makes a killer one (they were sampling one once when i stopped by) is Lioni's heroes in bensonhurst
Well, I currently have a "nice sammich!!" in my fridge -- stopped by for lunch today for a roast beef, mozzarella, and eggplant hero and decided to pick up a peppers and eggs hero for tomorrow.
BTW, the one served at Torrisi is excellent, although not super traditional -- it's eggs and potatoes with roasted red peppers and provolone on top. Regardless, on a roll it's sublime.