In this great country 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 the country. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
A meatball sub isn't normally the thing I'd order in a beach town. But when I asked the girl behind the counter at Redding's, a market on Shelter Island that's designed to look like a cute country store, what I should order, she gave me the choice between fried chicken and the Turkey Meatball Sandwich ($12). I went for the sandwich, and it turns out that I can take down cheese-laden meatballs in 85 degree heat.
It helps that the Turkey Meatball Sandwich is a manageable size: instead of a hoagie or hero roll, this comes on a soft round seeded bun. The turkey meatballs are only lightly breaded and stayed moist. Tomato sauce is applied with restraint—no extra sauce ruining the turkey flavor (or my bathing suit). The meatballs are crowned by a large pat of melted mozzarella that's salty and pulls off in gooey strandsm&mdasha definite bonus over the shredded variety. A few well-placed strands of basil made this the prettiest meatball sandwich I've ever seen. Not surprising, given the store's well-heeled clientele.
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