Paesano’s take on the cheesesteak | Photo by Sara Schuster
If there were a “Sandwich Hall of Fame” (and there should be, and it of course should be located in Philadelphia) the entire menu of Paesano’s would be inducted. The Arista, Daddy Wad and Paesano are irrefutable stars of the sandwich world. Owner Peter McAndrews has said he doesn’t put a cheesesteak on the menu because he doesn’t want his sandwich shop to become just another cheesesteak spot. Understandable, but after tasting his other sandwiches, you just know he can make a great cheesesteak. And he does, periodically Paesano’s will tweet out about the Gizmo, the sandwich shop’s take on Philadelphia’s most famous sandwich is available as a special.
And today that sandwich was on special, and we couldn’t resist ordering it.
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Even before the warm weather started, we lost two of the city’s best hot-dog joints. (RIP, Hot Diggity and Moe’s Hot Dog House.) But while we may be a couple grills short this summer, don’t despair. Our hot-dog bench is deep in Philly, and here are six dogs to try while the sun is hot and the days are long.
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Tuscan Tony from Paesano’s
With last month’s surprising news that Hot Diggity closed on South Street and the most recent bummer about Moe’s Hot Dog House at Grays Ferry and Washington Avenue closing, we got to thinking about where else you can get a good hot dog in Philadelphia. Yes, you can get a hot dog at just about every street vendor, but we were thinking about hot dogs a step above.
Here is our list of some of the top hot dogs in Philadelphia.
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New Paesano’s | Photo via Naked Philly
Paesano’s on Girard Avenue is moving on from its original location. The sandwich shop is moving next door to the just completed construction at the corner of Girard and O’Neil Streets.
According to Naked Philly, the new location will give Paesano’s 26-seats and an expanded menu. That will be welcome news to Northern Liberties and Fishtown fans of Peter McAndrews’ sandwich spot, as the extra room will probably mean more specials, like the Italian Market location.
The 9th Street location has recently offered the Machizmo (prosciutto, fig and orange marmalade, sharp provolone on a seeded roll), house-made scrapple sandwich (pork scrapple, sweet roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions and peppers, sharp Provolone and a fried egg), pig skins (potato skins with roasted garlic and sharp Provolone) and their seldom seen Gizmo (ribeye cheesesteak with diced salami, cheddar spread, sharp provolone, broccoli rabe and roasted tomatoes).
Tenant Coming For New Building on Girard [Naked Philly]
Paesano’s – Girard Avenue [Foobooz]
Serious Eats wasn’t very impressed with the state of Philadelphia’s cheesesteak scene but is a big fan of our roast pork sandwiches. Features Editor Niki Achitoff-Gray tried 14 of them recently and came up with her best six.
It’s a pretty good list, we just wish it were easier to find ANY roast pork sandwich after nightfall.
Serious Eats Best Roast Pork Sandwiches in Philadelphia »
Now at Lincoln Financial Field: Pizzeria Vetri and a custom oven.
The Eagles and Aramark unveiled new food options for the 2014 season at Lincoln Financial Field today. Among the new concessions, Marc Vetri’s Pizzeria Vetri, complete with a custom brick pizza oven and barbecue sandwiches devised by Eagles greats Michael Quick and Harold Carmichael.
The Pizzeria Vetri stands are located in both the SCA Club and Panasonic Club areas. Vetri is serving up his popular rotolo (ricotta cheese, spicy sopressata and marinara sauce) as well as two square pizzas, a Margherita and sausage as well.
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Over the past year, Paesano’s has been doing a bit of an expansion experiment. They’ve opened down the shore a year ago, today; they’ve opened, and closed, in Woody’s; they’ve give us a delivery option.
I’m happy to say, the Paesano’s down the shore is open again. Operating only on weekends (Friday through Sunday), the Philly Style sandwich spot is open in the the Memories Lounge at 9518 Amherst Avenue, Margate, NJ. Shore hours are from 11 a.m. until the crowd dies away.
Down the Shore [Foobooz]
On Thursday night, the Eagles and the Chiefs squared off at Lincoln Financial Field. I’ll let the people who know something about the sport opine about the future of the Eagles. I was there for the food and left before the end of the first quarter.
Below, some photos of what you’re going to be eating at the next Eagles home game at the Linc. Hats off to Aramark — the folks actually making and serving the food — for running a pretty tight operation.
Paesano’s Pete McAndrews wins the coveted food porn award for his namesake Paesano brisket sandwich:
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Well that didn’t last long. The Paesano’s within Woody’s has closed. Announced through its Facebook page, no details were given as to why the less than two-month-old venture went kaput. Paesano’s promises to continue to deliver to “nearly every neighborhood” in the city.
Peter McAndrews continues to serve up Paesano’s Italian Style sandwiches from his Girard Avenue and Italian Market locations. He also is vending from within the Memories Lounge in Margate. McAndrews will also be serving his meatloaf parmesan (pictured above) and four other sandwiches this season at Lincoln Financial Field.
Paesano’s Italian Style [Facebook]
Photo via the Philadelphia Eagles
Yesterday we told you that Luke’s Lobsters had begun offering delivery and today we’re going to ruin your healthy lunch plans with news that Paesano’s now delivers.
If you live within five-or-so blocks of the Center City or Italian Market locations, you can now have your Arista, Daddy Wad or Paesano sandwich delivered seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Paesano’s Italian Style [Official Site]
Paesano’s Italian Market – 215-440-0371
Paesano’s Center City – 215-545-3357
Delivery Area [Google Maps]