We’re in love with bread. Baguette, sourdough boule, bagel, it’s all good. Whether in the hands of artisanal bakers, food truck operators, scrappy chefs or top toques, we live for the stuff, and, even more so, for the sandwich. So herewith: our highly unscientific round-up of the latest must-eats in bakery world USA.
WHY: Because Philadelphia is mad for the sandwich, and chef-owner Peter McAndrews’ joint beats the lot.
WHAT: Think Slow Food in Italian Nonna’s kitchen with loud Irish roots…Crazy-delicious combos abound at Paesano’s, especially in the newer Italian Market location, bigger in both the kitchen and the menu areas. The sensible and famous Arista (pulled roast suckling pig with broccoli rabe, Italian longhots and sharp provolone) goes head to head with the insane Bolagnese (sic)—crisp-fried lasagne with smoked Parmesan and a fried egg—but the overstuffed Daddywad, was crowned the city’s best Italian hoagie in 2010, and that’s saying something.
WHERE: Italian Market, 1017 S9th St, Philadelphia, (215) 440-0371