I should mention that the Italian was, in fact, good – I think it’s just that I’ve gotten into the habit of eating enormous, meat-laden grinders, and it’s affected my ability to appreciate something more balanced. I mean, veggies in “giant” grinders are often just an accent to the meat, but in regular-sized ones, they’re more important. I will definitely try the cooked salami on my next visit. (I actually haven’t had a cooked salami grinder anywhere yet. I was going to have one at Iuliano’s in Manchester, but they’ve closed up shop for good.)
Glad that you said ‘on my next visit’, which meant the food was worth a return trip. I guess I gave you some food for thought, when I mentioned balance. Are the elements of the sandwich good and did I enjoy it?
How long was the trip from Hartford to Norwich–an hour and a half or less? Sounds like you are racking up lots of miles in your quest to discover great subs and grinders all over the state.