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.
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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.
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