Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Manganaro's Old World Italian
Sal runs Manganaro's on 8th near 40th, one of the oldest Italian delis in New York. This joint just oozes character, from the room temperature cheese and yummy cookies Sal sells, to the hearty and enormous servings of pasta, prosciutto, meatballs and sauce that serve as Manganaro's staples.
Next door to Sals is another Manganaro where they make a famous six foot long hero sandwich. For years the two families didn't speak --- over rights to that famous triple decker -- but they've recently buried the hatchet and patched up the family. Good eats! See Brooks Lost City for more on those fabulous, feudin' Manganaros.