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Italian deli

P.’s been doing the procuring and cooking of food this week, which means that we go to D’Amato’s Bakery for bread and soggy warm slices of their amazing cheese pizza (get 2 slices so you can eat one in the car) and then head next door to Bari for things like frozen goat cheese ravioli, homemade meatballs and Italian sausage, cerignola olives, and roasted red peppers.  Locating those two businesses next door is the very definition of synergy.

Let me tell you about today’s lunch sandwich, which I did not photograph because I am a fool:

  • Slice off some crusty D’amato’s bread
  • Lay down a thin bed of roasted red peppers
  • Top with a few paper-thin slices of genoa salami
  • Add the same amount of sopresatta
  • Add a thin slice of fontina
  • Put the other piece of bread on top and eat.




My lunch can beat up your lunch

Trattoria Trullo in my neighborhood is having weekday lunch specials.  Get a panini + cup of soup + soft drink or pizza + soft drink for $7.95 + tax.

Fresh bread at Trattoria Trullo

First they bring you a small basket of warm, soft, light bread to dip in olive oil and fresh grated parmesan.

Pizza Trullo:  Italian sausage, cerignola olives, provolone

This is the Pizza Trullo:  A very thin crust lightly brushed with tomato sauce and topped with provolone, crumbled sausage, and sliced cerignola olives.

dining room at Trattoria Trullo

I’m also a big fan of their seafood salad (squid, calamari, and shrimp tossed with olive oil, lemon, and radicchio), their homemade cavatelli with basil and tomato, and the way the sun pours into their dining room on a frigid winter day.