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A Sandwich a Day: The Godfather Part II at No. 7 Sub

July 2, 2013

From Serious Eats: New York

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.

The Godfather Part II. [Photograph: Andrea Kang]

Some say The Godfather Part II is superior to the first original movie. At No. 7 Sub, some may say The Godfather Part II, the sandwich, is superior to the Italian hero. And aptly so. Here, the classic gets revamped into a spicier, intensely flavored sub with some unusual flavors that work surprisingly well.

The first curve ball: Mexican chorizo and pickled jalape?os give the sandwich formidable heat that lingers on your tongue. Creamy sweet potato and melted muenster mellow out the spiciness and fuse all the flavors together. A thin layer of Thai basil also adds a refreshing herbal flavor to cut through the fatty meat.

At times, the chorizo threatens to overwhelm the sandwich with its meatiness, and perhaps would have been better neutralized with a greater dose of sweet potato. The salami also tastes and feels more like ham. But all in all, the sandwich works in the way we've expected from No. 7. The bread itself has a very thin, light and chewy crust and a yielding, fluffy interior that holds all the sandwich innards with ease.

About the author: Andrea Kang is a magazine journalism student in her senior year at Northwestern University. She is the editor in chief of Spoon Magazine, Northwestern's campus food publication, and loves to blog about her food adventures at The Sunny-Side Up Kitchen.

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