We happened to be in the Hartford area today around lunch time, and headed to one of Ketteract’s finds – Wethersfield Pizza, to try the multi-cutlet grinder. First – you won’t find nicer people to deal with. The daughter of the owner was sitting down to her own sandwich when we walked in, and jumped up to see what we wanted and then mom put the sandwich together. She sat back down, then noticed the booths had some crumbs, and jumped back up to wipe them down for us. During a nice chat, we mentioned Roadfood, and she got stars in her eyes talking about Michael Stern’s visit there [:D] She was so grateful that people cared enough about their food to post online about it. Just charming. The sandwich speaks for itself – we split a HALF.
Half 1 close up
Half 2 close up
The sandwich suffers from the same plain ole’ white grinder roll bread that most of Connecticut (the northern part, anyway) seems to use, but in this case I really didn’t care, it was all about the chicken. Tender, perfect amount of breading, just enough sauce, and melted provolone made this a really, really good sandwich. The trick was how to start eating it; I approached it from the top and bottom as separate bites, until it became a more reasonable size. A whole grinder would easily feed 4 hungry people. Definitely recommended if you are in the area.
A few weeks ago we went to Frigo’s in East Longmeadow. They have a lengthy sandwich list, and a case full of prepared italian foods that you can get to go. My choice was the Classic Italian – Mortadella, Genoa, Salami, Sweet Copa, Deluxe Ham, and Provolone cheese, and I added lettuce, tomato, onions, oil and vinegar. I’m not really sure what “deluxe” ham is but I guess I’d favor that over “pedestrian” ham.
This bread was better than most (still not the quality of great New York, New Jersey, or Philly sandwiches), but it beats the area norm. I really enjoyed this sandwich – just enough of everything so it was a nice balance of meat, cheese, and veg. I will admit to doctoring it with a bit more oil/vinegar at home, but easily corrected by asking for a bit more at the store next time.
Tim got the “Tangredi’s Torpedo” and asked for it heated, which based on the the looks of the sandwich, means put in a panini press. This one had Sopressata, Imported Ham, Provolone Cheese, Italian Sharp Cheddar, and Popola dressing (which seems to be an olive-based mix).
There are probably 30 sandwich “choices” you can select from their menu, or build your own. Another good choice in the area.