Tuesday, April 17, 2012


My husband and I have a tradition. Whenever we take a road trip we always pick up sandwiches from Italian Food Imports on the way.  This deli has the best paninis in town.  Don't be daunted by the long line ups of hungry patrons. Counter staff move with lightning efficiency. You'll be in and out before know it.  If you are in the mood for a hot lunch try the pasta. The rose sauce is excellent.  

Italian Food Imports is a haven for the Italianophile.  While your sandwich is being made you can stock up on Grana Padano parmesan, premium pastas, artichokes, olives and Italian proscuitto.  Proscuitto is dry cured seasoned ham. Wrap a thin, silky slice around a chicken breast or salmon fillet, tuck in a fresh basil leaf, then bake or bbq.  Delicious!  

This deli has counter service. Staff are welcoming and refreshingly devoid of hipster ennui. There are a few tables for eating in if you want to devour your sandwich right there.  I certainly wouldn't blame you.  Once you visit this deli, you'll see why they have a loyal following. Bon appetito!   

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