A Stellar Sandwich on the Jersey Shore

Russo’s Market makes a roast pork and broccoli rabe sandwich that kills, whitestone tells us. This takeout-only deli, market, and butcher shop also offers salads, burgers, hot entrées, roast chicken, and a variety of other sandwiches—including a very good cheesesteak—all relatively cheap for a seaside tourist town.

whitestone gives Russo’s steak a slight edge over the one from nearby A & LP, a larger operation that has seating and ample parking. It’s partly about the onions: A & LP minces them, then cooks them till they lose their onionyness. Russo’s slices them, then sautés them lightly so they retain some onion bite. A & LP is also error-prone in filling orders, whitestone adds: “[I]t’s disappointing when you buy a hero on the way home and open it for dinner back in New York to find out they made it all wrong.”

Russo’s Market [Cape May County]
901 Ocean Avenue (at Ninth Avenue), North Wildwood, NJ
609-729-9318
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A & LP Italian Food Center [Cape May County]
101 E. 15th Avenue (at New Jersey Avenue), North Wildwood, NJ
609-522-3576

Board Link: Wildwoods or Cape May in NJ

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