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Macellato - The Sandwich

mariacarmen | Oct 15, 2010 02:29 PM

Guy at work tipped me off to a new sandwich place in the old Caffe Macaroni space. Said there was one sandwich a day, just the one, and that was it.

Went today, and they actually had two sandwiches: The Gallina - a Fulton Farms fried chicken breast with cole slaw, and The Italiano, a mixed salumi (Fra' Mani salami, capocolla, mortadella), and provolone sandwich with the same cole slaw. I ordered the chicken. I hadn't read the above article until I came back. My office is maybe 2 minutes from the place, but that was enough time to steam the skin onto the bun and lose most of its crispness. The bun could have been warmed up a tad. A tasty sandwich, tho I had them add a ton of hot sauce before they handed it to me (which obviously didn't help in the staying-crisp department.) The breast itself was juicy and moist. The coating needed a little more flavoring, like salt, but the cole slaw was good and tangy.

I would put this maybe on par with Bakesale Betty's, since I'm not the biggest fan, but not as good as the now defunct Mission Burger's chickwich, which may not be comparable anyway because they used chicken thighs as opposed to breast meat.

CASH ONLY. The son's owner was taking cash and putting the sandwiches together, while his dad fried. They were a little coy about where they'd cooked before ("Oh dad still has a lot of places.") - and again, this was before I read the article.

I'd go back and next time wolf it down right there for full effect.

Here's another article:

Bakesale Betty
5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

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