A Sandwich a Day: Spicy Capicola from Parisi Bakery

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

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.

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[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

If you've been let down by the muted heat of supposedly "spicy" salumi elsewhere, give the Spicy Capicola ($8) at Parisi Bakery a try. The capicola is liberally rubbed with bright ground chili and piled high—and I mean high—on a fresh Parisi hero roll. The heat will sneak up on you, but it's a great, bright burn; it's the punchy counterpoint to the buttery, almost provolone-like tangy fat of the capicola. The rest of the sandwich—an oil and vinegar rub-down on the bread, crunchy iceberg, and admittedly wan tomato—cut through the punch of the chili and the weight of the salumi. It's surprisingly refreshing, in its own way, full of crunch and brightness and acidity. A deli sandwich done very, very well.

Parisi Bakery

198 Mott Street, New York NY 10012 (map) 212-226-6378
parisibakery.com