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New York City’s Best Sandwiches



New York City’s Best Sandwiches
New York City’s Best Sandwiches

In 1998, Eddie Faicco, the fourth-generation owner of the nearly century-old Faicco’s Pork Store in the West Village took over from his uncle and noticed that customers were far more interested in prepared food than the meats and cured sausages they had sold for decades. He later renamed the store Faicco’s Italian Specialties, and decided to introduce the mammoth sandwiches the shop is now known for. The shop’s most popular offering, the Italian hero, starts with crusty Italian bread from Mona Lisa Bakery in Dyker Heights, and is stuffed to the brim with freshly sliced prosciutto from Italy, Italian cappy-style ham from Boar’s Head, sweet soppressata, and mozzarella cheese that’s made at the shop. Iceberg lettuce, as thin as shredded paper, is piled on, along with tomatoes, roasted red peppers salt, pepper, olive oil and a splash of red-wine vinegar. CHRISTINA MORALES

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