Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A fine sandwich in our fair city

My friend Maggie has been trying to take me to Paesano's for the past few months. Finally, on Saturday, we went! We visited their new "original" location in the Italian Market. To be honest, the ambience is a bit lacking - it is for real just a sandwich shop with some stools. But! What is lacking in ambience is more than made up for in DELICIOUS SANDWICHES. Maggie immediately ordered a Paesano (beef brisket, horseradish mayo, roasted tomatoes, pepperincino, sharp provolone & fried egg) but I had a harder time deciding. I eventually chose the Giardina (roasted eggplant, roasted fennel, caramelized peppers & onions, fresh mozzarella & basil pesto) and hoooooo buddy it was delicious. The fennel gave the sandwich a lovely sweet flavor and the eggplant was hearty. Though I don't generally like eggs, I had a bit of Maggie's sandwich and it was pretty awesome. While it seemed impossible to choose on the first visit, I know that I'll be back and most likely will eat my way through most of the menu. I just have to space it out because this is one of those places where you intend to save half of your sandwich for later but end up eating the whole thing because it is so good. I basically rolled out of there like Violet Beauregarde.


Italian Market
1017 s 9th street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Northern Liberties
152 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123

1 comment:

  1. I totally forgot you don't like eggs. You are a trooper for trying mine! I am now on a mission to try each of their sandwiches. What a terrible life goal...

    Thanks for making me internet famous!