Summer Italian Sandwiches
Nelson: I enjoy eating Italian sandwiches, especially if it's a nice summer day on the patio (yes, I realize it is currently the middle of winter). The first one is from Rocco's Plum Tomato, the Rustica Club, grilled chicken, proscuitto, roasted peppers, roasted tomatoes, grilled Bermuda onion, baby greens, mayo with rosemary, Asiago Cheese on Calabrese bread. This is quite a large portion with a huge piece of chicken in the middle. What really makes the sandwich are the vegetables that make the sandwich moist and easy to eat. The mayo also helps, especially since the bread is so thick and the chicken a tad dry. Overall a tasty sandwich though that I thoroughly enjoyed. The salad was definitely not dry and soaked in dressing though.
Down on Baldwin Street at John's Italian Cafe, the second sandwich is the Veal Panini, veal parmigiano, cutlet with mozzarella, tomato sauce, roasted peppers. I also switched with someone at the table for a Sausage sandwich on the right. Similar to the first place, this sandwich had a large bun, but a big difference is the amount of vegetables and meat. This sandwich was dry, more expensive and not as good in comparison. I did appreciate the salad not having too much dressing though, but it did not make up for the sub-par sandwich.
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