Ladies and gents, you are looking at the best regular slice around the Astoria-Ditmars N/W stop. Which shouldn't come as a surprise, since A) it's in the back of Rosario's Italian market, where proprietor Rosario DiMarco has ready access to high-quality ingredients and B) a number of Slice'rs recommended it in this post....
It's hard not to love a pork sandwich. Chicken is great, but nothing matches pork's flavor, fat and versatility (pulled! smoked! cured!). Whether it's juicy barbecue or salty soppressata, pork is kind of our favorite thing to see between two slices of bread. We combed through our sandwiches archives for 25 pork sandwiches that we salivate just to think about.
I can count on one hand—if that—the number of times I've had a still-crisp eggplant parm on a hero. But that's fine by me so long as we adjust our expectations for a successful sandwich. If you like the idea of breaded eggplant spread with sweet tomato and milky mozzarella, the version at Rosarior's deli in Astoria ($6.50 on a roll, $5.50 on a roll) is probably up your alley.