|Menu (as of September 2011)|
For those that don't know, capicolla is an Italian dry-cured cold cut of pork from the shoulder or neck, generally served uncooked (but can be cooked if desired). It's very similar to prosciutto, but prosciutto comes from the thigh and buttocks of the pig. Sopressata is a flavorful Italian dry-cured salami.
|Spicy Diablo (The Knuckle Sandwich)|
|A closer shot of the sandwich|
But it was the toasted sesame seeds on the roll that really set this sandwich apart from others I've had. That extra depth of flavor in every bite made it impossible for me to ignore the glorious bread.
Again, it's a sandwich where I'd like a bit of hot sauce on top to give me that extra kick. Also, toasting this sandwich (meats, cheese, and all) would have resulted in lovely toasted bread, melted cheese, and more intense meaty flavors. It's just something about warm, oozing cheese that brings a smile to my face; intact room-temperature or cold slices seem pedestrian and boring.
Shut Up and Eat may serve that Italian comfort food, but I must say, The Knuckle Sandwich made me pretty happy as well. An $8 sandwich that could feed a couple of people -- or one hungry Aaron in about 10 minutes. John definitely knows his sandwiches. Huge portions, nice flavor, and good service. 7/10