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First Trip to Paesano's

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tzanghi Sep 29, 2011 06:21 AM

I'm making my first trip to Paesano's on 9th st. tomorrow, and I'm wondering if I could get a suggestion as to which sandwich to try if I can only try one. I've seen many suggestions to go to this place, but not many as to which sandwich is best. Thanks in advance!

Also, any must-stop places in the Italian Market/immediate area that are good for food that I can pick up to cook later would be greatly appreciated as well. I'll already be hitting up Fiorella's and D'Angelo Bros. Thanks again.

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    urbanfabric RE: tzanghi Sep 29, 2011 07:55 AM

    My favorite take aways from the Italian Market are mozzarella from the Claudo mozz store (next door to their main store); and cheese and other products from DiBruno Bros.

    The Arista sandwich is probably their signature. But, I love the Liveracce and my husband loves the Gustaio. I'd skip the Daddy Wad if you can only have one.

    1. Delucacheesemonger RE: tzanghi Sep 29, 2011 07:58 AM

      My two picks would be the Zawzeech and the Arista, but if l could only eat one thing it would be the potato side dish, as good a potato dish as there is.

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        barryg RE: tzanghi Sep 29, 2011 08:11 AM

        In addition to Claudio's and DiBruno -- the fish at Anastasi's is very good. You can also pick up freshly made tortillas, tortilla chips, and salsas from the tortillaria on 9th st.

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          missirish RE: barryg Sep 29, 2011 09:24 AM

          + 1 on the Tortilla place. Ive been using them for breakfast with eggs and the homemade chorizo I made. Even bought the peppers at the spice place nearby and the pork from Espositos.

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          Buckethead RE: tzanghi Sep 29, 2011 08:14 AM

          The Arista is the best introduction to Paesano's I think, it's the city's best version of the roast pork sandwich with provolone and broccoli rabe. I like the Liveracce and Gustaio as well but they are much more intense flavors. The Panelle is a great lighter sandwich. Get the potatoes in any case.

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            Bigley9 RE: tzanghi Sep 29, 2011 10:33 AM

            I'll pile on the Arista bandwagon - although I love the chick pea sandwich too (whose name escapes me) I'll plus one for the tortilla place too. I agree with Claudio's mozarella but if you can stand it go to the big store - their grilled marinated artichokes are killer and their house olive oil and good balsamic are great and reasonably priced for the quality.

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              tzanghi RE: tzanghi Sep 29, 2011 02:40 PM

              Thanks for all the suggestions! This will definitely help me out tomorrow.

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                lost squirrel RE: tzanghi Sep 29, 2011 07:19 PM

                I like the Paesano better than the Arista. I think the Arista can get a bit salty and I absolutely adore fried eggs on my sandwiches

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                tzanghi RE: tzanghi Oct 1, 2011 01:37 PM

                Had the Zawzeech, very good. It was a bit sweet for my tastes, but the pepperoncino made for a great compliment to it. Will definitely be back soon. Also got some fantastic salsa verde from the tortilleria.

                1. Chinon00 RE: tzanghi Nov 18, 2012 10:24 PM

                  I had the Liveracce for the first time today. Wonderful. The marriage of rich crispy livers w/ bright sweet orange marmalade, Gorgonzola, the iceberg crunch and spicy finish made this a glorious adventure. I cannot wait to have another.
                  And on another note Paesano's sandwiches don't need anything. They don't need chips or any extra condiments. They are a singular expression.

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                    kukubura RE: Chinon00 Nov 24, 2012 06:15 AM

                    I don't think I posted about this but we drove up from Bmore with the dog for Paesano's a couple months back and took our sandwiches on block west to a little park to eat. Just so super good.

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