In the feature "Where Foodies Love To Eat" (around the world, not just US) in the September issue, with input from "folks who cook, sell and write about 4-star cuisine," Phyl Richman herself has 1 entry for DC:
"The Best Cannoli on the East Coast. One of the most upscale restaurants in town, Galileo, has a bargain lunch in the lounge. If you see the charcoal grill out front, it means that they're grilling sandwiches in the back. The best is the pork sandwich. It's $5 for a huge one with a green sauce and fried onions. Also, they have the best cannoli on the East Coast for $2.50 (price is $3 now - LooLoo). You'll see limousines sitting outside waiting for someone who's gone in to get his lunch."
(there's a photo of Roberto at the grill with one of his employees)
I have indulged in this grill a few times at lunch (I'm on the email list) tho I like the sausage sandwich a little more than the pork. Wish I could visit more often, but my office is waaaay over at 11th & L (altho the new DC Circulator Bus has diminished the 20 min. walk each way. I enjoyed the excercise but I only have 1 hr for lunch!)
Chowhounds can say what they will about the rest of Galileo, but I am very grateful that Roberto opens this option to downtown workers like me who are sick of the same old sandwich shops & chains but don't have the bucks to shell out for $15 entrees elsewhere.
Grazie for the Grill, Roberto!
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