A Sandwich A Day: Italian Sub at Pulino's
In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
Given that it's a sit-down restaurant on Bowery and Houston, not an outer-borough sub shop, there's no reason to expect that Pulino's is going to serve up cheap overstuffed sandwiches. But their Italian Sub ($12) gets a lot of things right. There's mortadella, prosciutto cotto, and salami in there, a lot of them, a meaty core with a good bit of provolone to balance it out. Olive oil-soaked peppers and pickled chilies add more heat than you might expect, but the shredded iceberg cools it down. I've got to admit I'm a sucker for shredded iceberg in sandwiches like this—there's something so classic-feeling about it.