1058 Hoagies: What's a Nice Jewish Boy Like Adam Mesnick Doing Making Italian Hoagies?
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1058's hoagies, stuffed with the likes of capicola and genoa salami, summon memories of mom-and-pop Italian delis found on the last remaining un-gentrified blocks of neighborhoods like Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Mesnick attributes their authenticity to the details. "Our bread is soft and doesn't cut your mouth. The lettuce is shredded and the onions are seasoned, which no one does around here."
Also different than Deli Board are the names of the sandwiches in that there are none. Numbers suffice. SFoodie is already a habitual devourer of the #58, layers of thinly sliced pepperoni and mortadella peaked with a hunk of milky, fresh mozzarella and a generous helping of "dynamite" olive salad, featuring meaty Castelvetrano olives usually reserved for fine dining establishments.
What's next for Mesnick? "Well, I'm completely obsessed with the hoagies right now but I'm thinking maybe a Chicago hot dog stand?"
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