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What makes the New York Hero different from all the rest?


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What makes the New York Hero different from all the rest?

scotdc | Aug 15, 2011 07:11 AM

Hello New York!

Football season is back and the New York Jets have the season's first night game! I want to create an authentic New York Italian Hero (or Grinder) for the game.

So what makes New York's Italian sandwiches different from Philly or other places? Please, I'm not looking for a list of your favorite sandwich shops, I want to discuss the construction of the New York Hero with some things like:

1. Bread - ultra-crusty and chewy, or a little bit softer inside like Philadelphia?
2. Condiments - just olive oil, or add vinegar too? Mayo? Spicy relish? What do you like?
3. Mozzarella or provolone?
4. What kind of meats are essential? Ham, capicola, proscuitto - what's the best combination?
5. Veggies - yes or no? Roasted pepper, spicy peppers, lettuce, tomato?

Alright, New York, can you guys help me out? Talk to me about the ultimate New York Hero.

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