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Looking for Italian sub in SF, specific requirements

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Looking for Italian sub in SF, specific requirements

plambert | Apr 2, 2007 02:49 PM

Every once in a while, I get a craving for a specific type of sandwich that I haven't been able to find since moving out here from the east coast. Of course, I've had lots of great sandwiches here -- but my craving will only be satisfied by some very specific requirements:

First of all, I'm looking for the classic mixed Italian sub, typically found at any deli in NY, NJ, etc. Nothing gourmet or fancy (I like those sandwiches too, but again, looking to satisfy very specific craving), several different meats, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onions, maybe hot peppers and olives and most importantly -- *oil and vinegar*. All on good crusty Italian bread (not sourdough, or dutch crunch, or foccacia, or anything else. Again, I love those breads too, but not for this specific sandwich). Meats should be Boar's Head or something similar quality.

No mayo or mustard, or garlic spread, or hot sauce, or anything else. I keep trying a lot of deli recommendations, and they want to put mustard and mayo on my sandwich, and don't know what I'm talking about when I ask for oil and vinegar.

The ideal place for me would be one where I walk in, ask for a mixed Italian sandwich, and all the above requirements are met by default.

Can anyone help out? I live in SF, work in South SF, so anything in the city, or even the peninsula would be fine.

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