Ahhh, the Italian sub -- a little bit of Italian ham here, a little bit of Genoa salami there, a little bit of mortadella, like, way over there, a little bit of an entire mozzarella slice next to all that stuff, a little bit of lettuce somewhere underneath one of those, a little bit of tomato on top of that, definitely a little bit (a lot?) of oil and vinegar, and maybe a little bit of onion (if there's room?).
Although they’re more of an endangered species nowadays, there are still some amazing subs to be found in the city. Here are NYC's seven amazing-est:
What you're getting: Big Mike’s Combo
You don’t get more old-school Italian than the Arthur Ave Market Place in the Bronx and the Big Mike's Combo Italian sub at Mike’s Deli (a stand in the back of the marketplace). Oh, and Big Mike's Combo lives up to its name, stuffed with enough mortadella, ham, and salami to be considered both big, and, well, a combo.