March 29, 2011
The just-released April issue of the national haute cuisine magazine SAVEUR features Philadelphia as the crowning jewel in its issue dedicated to sandwiches, giving Philadelphia and our wonderful sandwiches a beautiful, four-page spread.
The magazine proclaims Philadelphia the “Sandwich City,” declaring: “There’s no better place for lunch on a roll than Philly.”
Inside the four-page double-spread feature, which includes 11 must-visit hoagie shops in the city, an article entitled “Philly Tastes” traces the history of sandwiches here, beginning in the 1800s when Italian immigrant workers carried sandwiches to factories and docksides for lunch.
And then a local, modern-day machinery warehouse worker Albert John Andrews, brother to a SAVEUR editor, outlines his top 11 authentic, mouth-wateringly delicious sandwich shops here, which include: Chickie’s Italian Deli, Chink’s Steaks, DiNic’s, Greenman’s Delicatessen, J&G Lunchmeat Villa, Jim’s Steaks, John’s Roast Pork, Johnny’s Hots, Lenny’s Italian Deli, McNally’s Tavern and Shank’s Original Uptown.
If you haven’t dined at any of the above, you should probably do so immediately. You can start by devouring a McNally’s Schmitter (photographed specifically in the magazine) or a roast pork sandwich at Tony Luke’s, both available at Citizens Bank Park, which officially reopens this Friday!
SAVEUR [Official Site]