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Taste Test: The Best Italian Combo Sandwich in Little Italy

The Serious Eats office is dead in the thick of New York's Italian American culture—at least what used to be. It's no secret to anyone who calls New York home that Little Italy is as Italian as Mario the plumber. But still, with the thousands of tourists that pass through daily, you'd expect some places to do a classic Italian combo hero right. Here's our take on the contenders. More

25 Beef Sandwiches We Love in NYC

Beef, that delicious master of forms. We love it cured into salty pink pastrami and layered on rye. We love it ground with Parmesan, shaped into meatballs, and lined up on a saucy sub. We love tender short ribs and grizzly burnt ends, stringy brisket and tangy corned beef. It's just so tasty in all its outfits; here are 25 to get you drooling. More

25 Pork Sandwiches We Love in NYC

It's hard not to love a pork sandwich. Chicken is great, but nothing matches pork's flavor, fat and versatility (pulled! smoked! cured!). Whether it's juicy barbecue or salty soppressata, pork is kind of our favorite thing to see between two slices of bread. We combed through our sandwiches archives for 25 pork sandwiches that we salivate just to think about. More

Farewell, Joe Parisi

For more than 20 years I've been writing about the importance of family-run food businesses who are still dedicated to excellence in our food culture. So when we received an email that Joe Parisi, the heart of Parisi Bakery on Mott Street passed away, we felt compelled to give him and his business a shout-out. More

A Sandwich a Day: Spicy Capicola from Parisi Bakery

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. More

Good Bread: Parisi Bakery

Flour, water, yeast, and salt. Back in 1903, a Neapolitan immigrant named Joe Parisi opened the Parisi Bakery at 198 Mott Street in Little Italy. The residents of that stretch of Mott were almost all from the Naples area, and Joe baked for them the kind of loaves that they knew from the old country. More

A Sandwich A Day: Eggplant Sandwich at Parisi Bakery

While the Italian-style cold cut sandwiches are a major draw at Parisi Bakery, they've got plenty of vegetarian options, too, like this enormous eggplant mozzarella sandwich. While the eggplant was layered on just a little too thick for us, the milky mozzarella and housemade hefty roasted red peppers make this sandwich a winner. More

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