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Pepper & Egg Sandwich - A Lenten Special

Nab Mar 9, 2011 06:43 AM

'Tis the month for this Friday sandwich special.

There are enough Greek hoagie & grinder shops in this town to fulfill the need all year round, and I do exploit this on occasion.

Where are you getting a proper fix ?

  1. Nab Feb 27, 2013 08:53 AM

    I've been thinking about P&E sandwiches again. Anybody out there on the same page ?

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      Science Chick Feb 27, 2013 09:39 AM

      Man I would love one of these......any word on whether Domenic's might do them. Any other Waltham suggestions would be appreciated! :)

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        bear Feb 27, 2013 03:55 PM

        Hey, Science Chick, I just emailed Dom's and Ciro (owner?) got back to me right away. He said he'd do a frittata with a pepper cooked in, topped with one with a little kick cooked down and put on top, and cheese optional. Maybe some arugula. Not the classic egg and cheese that Nab is seeking, but sounds delicious.

        He also offered a fish torta with steelhead trout, and that went over well so they'll be offering something similar as well.

        Really friendly and enthusiastic response. Makes me feel good about frequenting the business!

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          Science Chick Mar 5, 2013 09:17 AM

          Thanks, good to know!

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        CocoDan Feb 27, 2013 10:56 AM

        Sorry to say I haven't been able to find a good P+E anywhere. I make my own now. I'll have to make one thisweekend. I now roast the potatoes with a little olive oil and some parsley, before I cook with the eggs (make sure the eggs are room temp. Wow! My mouth is watering.
        Enjoy,
        CocoDan

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          Science Chick Feb 27, 2013 11:14 AM

          I can never get the peppers the way I've had them in the past when I make myself. Maybe cutting, tossing in EVOO and roasting, rather than sauteeing?

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            Nab Feb 27, 2013 11:39 AM

            Ideally they're fried in some olive oil (maybe even garlic-infused if you wanna get fancy), but the real issue I have with most sub-shops is the oeufs. Usually, it's a rush job and the eggs get hard-cooked in big chunks and there's zero integration of pepper and egg. Takes a skilled grillman to get it right.

            ChickenBrocandZiti mentions Sal & Betty's which I've also heard good things about elsewhere. Leone's seems like a highly probability for righteousness, too.

      3. ChickenBrocandZiti Dec 12, 2012 07:20 AM

        The best I've had, and it's been a while, is the hidden gem of Sal and Betty's on L St. in Southie. Great pepper and egg, potato and egg and possibly the best eggplant parm I've ever had.

        1. Nab Dec 12, 2012 07:12 AM

          A current thread at the top of the page discussing Leone's in Somerville reminded me that they have an entire section of the menu dedicated to egg subs (over a dozen).

          http://www.sub.leonessubandpizza.com/...

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            lemons Dec 12, 2012 07:27 AM

            Egg bomb? What eez zis egg bomb?

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              Fly Dec 12, 2012 08:47 AM

              I'd guess a steak bomb with eggs instead of steak.

              Good to see an inner-ring sub shop that knows a steak bomb needs a second meat, too.

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            bear Dec 11, 2012 12:23 PM

            I'm having a craving so I thought I'd bump up this thread to see if anyone has suggestions for the general Waltham/Lexington/Belmont area.

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              Science Chick Dec 11, 2012 03:01 PM

              Sorry I don't have one.....but I was thinking it would awesome if Domenic's started doing one on their insanely good bread....I checked and they do not offer that :( Maybe a suggestion is needed......

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                bear Dec 11, 2012 04:10 PM

                Oh, yeah. Domenic's would be awesome. I'll send them an email. They do specials from time to time, so they might be open to it.

                I ended up at Angelino's which is almost across the street from Dom's. Sadly, it was pretty boring. Very lightly cooked green peppers, and hardly any of the requested hots. Roll was fresh, though, and the young guy cooking was sweet. My husband's Italian was meh. I probably won't go back.

                Let's hope Dom's gets inspired.

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              gimlis1mum Mar 13, 2011 08:32 AM

              A friend just recommended the pepper & egg sandwich at Pasta Market Cafe in Malden. (I haven't tried it yet - too busy eating the pasta).

              http://www.maldenhomepage.com/Userfil...

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              Pasta Market Cafe
              237 Ferry St, Malden, MA 02148

              1. litchick Mar 13, 2011 07:53 AM

                I'm devoted to the pepper and egg grinder at the Boston House of Pizza located at the west end of the BU campus: 164 Armory Street, just off Commonwealth Ave. Delicious and slightly smokey.

                The owner, Peter, is awesome and knows your name after your second or third visit -- a feat, considering how many students filter in and out of there.

                1. Nab Mar 12, 2011 03:46 PM

                  A mix of green & red pepps, sweatin to the oldies on a flattop slicked with garlic-infused oil. Followed by a swirl of eggs with copius grinds of cracked black pepper. I like my scramble in this format to be on the hard side, browned in parts. In Chicago, the sandwich is found at all the Italian Beef stands, where the ideal condiment, giardiniera, is plentiful. When I can around here, I'll go for hot peppers of some kind. Occasionally lily-gilding with a schmear of mayo.

                  Riverside Pizza is a hoagie joint near my office that I have a thing for. They have a respectable pepp'n'egg, particularly because I like their hot pepper condiment, though I wish they had a crustier bread available for this sandwich instead of the squooshie white stuff.

                  Noticed it was the special at Vinny's on Friday (every Friday, in fact), though I could not be kept from the pan-fried veal and a mountain of mafalde.

                  Riverside Pizza
                  305 River Street
                  Cambridge, MA

                   
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                    Gabatta Mar 13, 2011 04:18 PM

                    I drive by Riverside quite often, but have never been in there (probably because at night there are some very seedy types hanging out front). How are the other subs there? What are your favs?

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                      Nab Mar 14, 2011 07:22 PM

                      Hey Gabatta - today I had my standby, what hopefully will one day be my namesake (unlikely), and what I get about 43 times out of 50 when I visit Da Riv -- the hot'strami. Here's how I do it - small 'strami, hot, provolone, mustard, toasted. A civilized helping of high-grade commercial pastrami, hot and meaty, slightly crispified, with a molten stretchy strip of provolone and a sharp schmear of ol' yeller mustard. It'll kick your salivary glands into high gear.

                      It's a very friendly place. The hot'strami just happens to be my favourite sandwich, but it deserves a seperate thread unto itself to discuss the other gems. I'll fire one up.

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                    bizkat Mar 11, 2011 04:48 AM

                    If in Eastie, go to Meridian Market for good Pepper & Egg. Also good fish specials.

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                      bear Mar 9, 2011 02:47 PM

                      My vegetarian son loves these as well. He has recently enjoyed the old school ones at Bob's and La Cascia, both in Medford, and Prima's on Broadway in Somerville. With hot peppers and lots of melty cheese it is a lovely sandwich.

                      Not exactly an answer to your post, but if you are looking for a meatless sub, the guy at the counter at Monica's Mercato made my son a gorgeous and delicious roasted vegetable sub a few weeks ago. I'm not sure if they always have the veggies, though.

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                      La Cascia's
                      418 Main St, Medford, MA 02155

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                        River19 Mar 11, 2011 07:14 AM

                        Sounds good......vegetarian but eats eggs? Sounds conflicted.... ;-)

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                          Boston_Otter Mar 11, 2011 07:16 AM

                          Eggs aren't meat. You're thinking of vegans, who avoid all animal products (eggs, dairy, honey, leather, etc).

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                            Science Chick Mar 14, 2011 06:55 AM

                            ovo-lacto vegetarians. I'm one too.

                        2. CocoDan Mar 9, 2011 09:36 AM

                          My fix would be the potato and egg from Sam Scola's in the North End. Absolutely Delicious. Now I have to take a ride into town to get one. If you eat the whole thing, you'll need a nap. They actually do a real good pepper and egg as well. But, the potato and egg is a must. Did I say Absolutely Delicious?
                          Enjoy,
                          CocoDan

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                          Scola's Restaurant
                          101 Broadway Rd Ste 6, Dracut, MA 01826

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                            Bob Dobalina Mar 10, 2011 05:01 AM

                            I think the North End Scola's is long gone - I think there is a Hot Tomatoes in the old location on North Street?

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                              bear Mar 10, 2011 05:03 AM

                              Hot Tomatoes was closed as of a couple of months ago. Not sure if it has reopened or if something else has gone in.

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                              Hot Tomatoes
                              261 North St, Boston, MA 02113

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                                Bob Dobalina Mar 10, 2011 05:46 AM

                                Sorry about the bad info on Hot Tomatoes - the signs are still up.

                                And Coco, I googled Scola's and there appears to be some listings for one in Southie.

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                                Scola's Restaurant
                                101 Broadway Rd Ste 6, Dracut, MA 01826

                                Hot Tomatoes
                                261 North St, Boston, MA 02113

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                                  Northender Mar 11, 2011 02:24 PM

                                  North End Hot Tomatoes is still closed. there is one near downtown crossing though

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                                    baldiboys Mar 16, 2011 07:50 AM

                                    There is a SMALL Scola's located in the International Cargo Port building located water side AFTER the International Design Building on Black Falcon Avenue. still good........

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                                    Scola's Restaurant
                                    101 Broadway Rd Ste 6, Dracut, MA 01826

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                                  CocoDan Mar 10, 2011 05:35 AM

                                  B.D., You're right. I think they are still on one of the piers in Southie. I remember going there about a year ago. I'll make my own for now. McKay's in Quincy makes a good egg+ sandwiches.
                                  Enjoy,
                                  CocoDan

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                                  Science Chick Mar 10, 2011 08:05 AM

                                  Those *were* the best!!! Years ago I worked for an Italian family in the Jeweler's building downtown, and they would sometimes bring those sandwiches in for us on a Saturday morning. Pure heaven!

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                                    lemons Mar 14, 2011 06:59 AM

                                    Some years ago, I heard about the potato and egg s'wich when I visited on LI. What kind of bread and seasonings do/did they use at Scola's?

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                                    Scola's Restaurant
                                    101 Broadway Rd Ste 6, Dracut, MA 01826

                                    1. re: lemons
                                      CocoDan Mar 14, 2011 08:14 AM

                                      Scola's used a braided scalli roll. Seasoning was in the potato and egg during the cooking process. It really didn't need anything else. It was amazing.
                                      CocoDan

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