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Best Italian peppers and eggs sandwich in the city?

lambretta76 Feb 11, 2011 08:37 AM

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?)

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  1. David11238 RE: lambretta76 Feb 12, 2011 08:36 AM

    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.

    Catene Deli
    237 9th Street
    NY 11215


    Rocco's Italian Cafeteria Inc
    6408 Fort Hamilton Parkway, NY 11219-5519

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      irvingk RE: David11238 Feb 13, 2011 06:28 AM

      Absolutely DeFonte.

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        bklynsausage RE: David11238 Feb 14, 2011 03:23 AM

        Wow, Peppers and eggs a true staple of the longshoreman. I would say Defontes also but I also have a second.

        Johns Deli on Stilwell Ave. If you don't like the peppers and eggs get a Roast Beef also it will not be a wasted trip..


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          jen kalb RE: bklynsausage Feb 14, 2011 05:22 AM

          I think Di Fara's makes these - and you wont have to wait for hours. Otherwise Da Fontes would be my suggestion.

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            David11238 RE: jen kalb Feb 14, 2011 05:28 AM

            Di Fara's makes excellent sandwiches when they have the spare ingredients and actually feel like making them. They make some of the best eggplant parmigiana and meat ball parmigiana sandwiches in the business.

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        lazylghtng RE: lambretta76 Feb 14, 2011 11:53 AM

        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?

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          David11238 RE: lazylghtng Feb 14, 2011 01:41 PM

          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

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          tex.s.toast RE: lambretta76 Feb 14, 2011 02:03 PM

          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

          1. Cheese Boy RE: lambretta76 Feb 23, 2011 09:38 PM

            I'd like to check this place out for myself.

            Monte's Heroes --> http://www.montesheros.com/

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              bklynsausage RE: Cheese Boy Feb 24, 2011 11:46 AM

              Montes is great I lived a few blocks away for many years. The RB is great hot or cold all the food is great but you might have to wait 1/2 hour at lunch time and it is very difficult to park. I have endured double parking tickets there back in the day..

              Go you will love it.


            2. Motosport RE: lambretta76 Feb 24, 2011 11:39 AM

              DeFonte's!!!! Red Hook or Manhattan. They make a nice sammich!! A nice sammich!!

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                lambretta76 RE: Motosport Feb 24, 2011 11:47 AM

                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.

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