Tried a new (new to me) place today that was interesting. A little hole in the wall at the corner of Yonge and Harbour that seems like a "genuine" Italian sandwich shop. I was on my way to the Subway (sandwiches - not TTC) and tripped over it.
Had their meatball sandwich and it was (I thought) excellent. Fresh bun, nice meat and sauce. Lots of red peppers, fired onions and giant mushrooms and a nice mozzarella to top it off. And it was big. I had the small and was groaning as I finished it. I felt embarrassingly gluttonous eating this in public.
I think the experience was best summed up by a passerby, however. As I sat at the outdoor table, holding up this football - wondering where to bite first - some guy walking by actually yelled out, "Now THAT'S a sandwich! Good grief...!!" How right he was.
No doubt there will be lots of people ultimately weighing in that they've had better or it's not as good as Nona's, but if you work at 10 Bay, the Toronto Star building or are staying at the Westin Harborcastle stroll up a block and give it a try.
But bring a clean shirt to change into afterward...