We decided to use two sub shops for Super Bowl Subs Foggia (rec by Dorothy) and Rinaldi's (rec by wes). We try to do side-by-side comparisons when ever we can. As a result we had a Super party with two different Italian subs that complemented each other very well. Both these places make outstanding Subs. The bread at both is fresh baked and have a chew with every bite perfect. Both are generous with the amount of meats and each has Fresh lettuce. Foggia has a full Italian deli case with a large selection of many brand name meats. They also have a decent shelf of other Italian market goods. When we walked in on Sunday morning they were making those special 6 feet long sandwiches. We ordered classic Italian combos and a meatball sandwich. When Chowhound Dorothy first posted about Foggia she mentioned she felt that shredded lettuce would be better than the fresh chopped lettuce. I like it the way it is including the amount of Italian dressing they put on the meats after the sandwich is assembled. That way the bread did not get soggy as sometimes subs do when the bread is first doused with dressing. The taste of the combo of meats was a true classic sub. We also had one left over and we ate it Monday for dinner. It was just as good the next day due in part that the bread was not soggy but still tasted fresh with a crust that seem even better. The Combo from Rinaldi's is just as full of meat and cheese. Rinaldi's has a deli case full of Boars Head Brand meats. We ordered Italian combos and again one meatball. Rinaldi's makes a meatball in a 6" round Italian roll. It is a very goosd sandwich for one person. Foggia makes their meatball sandwich in three sizes (S-M-L). We got the medium and it was a great breakfast for two as we drove to Rinaldi's. Both of these shops are a good place to get a true sandwich. I might add, my standard for a sub is from "White House Subs" in Atlantic City. Both of these subs have that quality and taste about them. What makes the difference in a good sub is the amount of good meat and cheese inside a good fresh roll. Thanks to Dorothy and Wes.
Foggia Italian Market & Deli
5522 Del Amo Blvd
Lakewood, CA (Original post by Dorothy, 1/14/06)
At Bellflower Blvd. (South of 91, West of 605)
Original Rinaldi's (Italian combo, Meat Ball sandwich, Hot Chicken sandwich) (original post by Wes 1/8)
323 Main St.
El Segundo, CA 90245
From N. Sepulveda Blvd go West on E. Grand to Main St.
From W. Imperial Ave. Go South on Main
Right across from the Fire Department