Monday, October 27, 2008
With a thousand tiny store front delis and hundreds of food trucks selling hoagies in this city, it's not hard to find a hoagie that you like, maybe even love. But no hoagie, in my opinion can compare to making the trek down to South Philly and getting a real authentic Italian style hoagie at Sarcone's Deli. If you have out of town friends visiting the City of Brotherly Love, and they're sort of foodies, you'd be doing them a disservice not to take them to Sarcone's for a real sandwich the likes of which they've probably never tasted.
For authenticity's sake, stick with the Italian varieties. Sarcone's offers 4 varieties of Italian hoagies alone! Pictured here we have the American Italian. It's the mildest of the bunch and piled high with capacola, coteghini, salami, provolone cheese, oil, vinegar, herbs, lettuce, tomato, and onions.
It may look similar, the but the flavor profile is totally punched up in this second Italian sandwich. The Old Fashioned Italian pictured here is loaded with thinly sliced proscuitto, hot soppressata, hot capacola, sharp provolone cheese, oil, vinegar, herbs, lettuce, tomato, and onions.
Maybe you don't like oil and vinegar all over your sandwich? Try it here, the bread is hearty and fresh enough (being baked just down the street) that it won't tear or leak the dressing all over you like some hoagies would. Besides, if you've just eaten a Sarcone's hoagie you should smell like you just ate one.
734 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147