IMO, the Italian combo didn’t have quite enough herb-oil-vinegar treatment. Copious though it was, it verged on bland. The peppers and tomatoes in the center of the sandwich look bright but aren’t really snappy. Next time I get that sandwich (and there will be a next time), I am going to ask for the optional hot cherry peppers.
Good notion, especially if the peppers are pickled. They didn’t work for me on my recent pizza at Modern – they overwhelmed the mild sausage – but paired with spicy, salty Italian coldcuts they could work very well indeed.
And BTW, Ketteract, thanks so much for this thread and your extensive grinder research. Having lived in Connecticut only a mere half-century, I remained ignorant of Wethersfield Pizza House until you pointed the way.
Pleased to be of service. I sometimes discuss my grinder excursions with coworkers, and I used to think it was funny how folks who have grown up here don’t know about excellent establishments that are only a short distance away… but then, I’m from the Quad-Cities, and I had not once tried the celebrated Frank’s Pizza. Distance really, really matters – an extra 10-20 minutes of driving can make all the difference in determining whether you’re exposed to a particular place when you’re growing up.
The other transplant on my team is from Idaho, and currently lives in Avon. He discovered Carbone’s Market in Torrington (also covered in the thread, and which I think every Roadfooder who’s been there would agree should be your next target), but no one else on my team knew about it even though it’s phenomenal and only 50 minutes away.