|2539 Castor Ave, Philadelphia PA 19134|
With a name like Rocco's, you know what to expect here. Goat cheese and roasted beet sandwiches with arugula and an herb vinaigrette on whole wheat sourdough ciabatta*, of course.
No, I kid. You will find Italian sausage and cheesesteaks at Rocco's.
Attached to four Home Depots in Philadelphia, with a fifth location in Long Island City, NYC, I headed on over to the Castor stand in Port Richmond this morning on my way back home from the Chestnut Hill Growers' Market. Upon arrival at the stand, I was immediately offered a fine toothpick with an even finer, quite large sample chunk of Sweet Italian (do I look like a sweet guy?) sausage, fresh off the grill.
|The 'small' Hot Italian Sausage sandwich w/ fried peppers, onions and brown mustard. 10 inches of excellence for $5.90|
But yes, I was in the mood for a great sandwich. Very much so, in fact.
|We certainly all wish we could enjoy such a mustardy onion & pepper blanket from time to time.|
I haven't had a sausage sandwich this good since drunken teenage summer nights down the Jersey Shore almost twenty years ago now. And I'm sure those sandwiches weren't near as good as this. A truly great sandwich I will definitely be back for again. Rocco's also has cheesesteaks, chicken, breakfast sandwiches, and other such things. I have heard good things about their cheesesteak, though I wish they wouldn't call them "Philly Cheese Steaks." It's a cheesesteak. One word. And "Philly" is redundant and unnecessary. The only places which call cheesesteaks "Philly Cheese Steaks" are national sandwich chains or pizzerias in Colorado. But now I'm beginning to lose focus and ramble, so I'll wrap it up here.
Unwrap one of these beauties yourself soon if you get a chance.
*I am not making fun of roasted beet and goat cheese sandwiches; in fact, Soup Kitchen Cafe's version of same is another one of my favorite sandwiches in the city...