Perry, the voice behind New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City food trucks.
Another new food truck popped up recently, and if you like cold Italian hero sandwiches, make sure to check them out. This was one of the best sandwiches we’ve had in a while.
DiSO’S Italian Sandwich Society is like an Italian deli or pork store on wheels, and their menu is nearly as long.
There’s proscuitto, capicola, porchetta, sopressata, provolone, mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano, sun-dried tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, and much more.
The sandwiches are all named after so-called gansgsters like Vinny Chins, Sonny Red, Joey Bats and Lucky Luciano. We wanted to try their porchetta, so we ordered “Vinnie The Butcher”. A hero is $10, half is $7 and on focaccia it’s $6.50. We went for the hero.
DiSO’S is not the place to go if you’re in a rush. Everything is made to order, and the sandwiches have multiple meats, cheeses and other condiments, especially the combos…but it’s worth the wait.
Vinnie The Butcher had porchetta, provolone, arugula, sweet roasted peppers and a glazed balsamic dressing.
While many of the meats are cut using a deli slicer, Andy cut our porchetta by hand, and it was just as thin as it would have been with a machine.
The porchetta was delicious. It’s a pork roast stuffed with herbs, and wrapped with pancetta, a salt-cured pork type of pork.
While the porchetta was delicious, everything on the sandwich was of the same quality. The provolone was creamy, the roasted peppers were really tasty, and the arugula was actually mizuna, which gave a peppery edge to the greens.
The secret weapon in the sandwich though was the glazed balsamic dressing. Balsamic vinegar is reduced until it becomes like a glaze. It’s thicker than balsamic vinegar, and is sweet and sharp at the same time. Excellent!