Torrisi Italian Specialties: “I wish all turkey sandwiches tasted like this.”

Date September 12, 2011

I may have disappeared for a full year, but it was not without reason: I chose a job over my blog. But now I have a new employer and only one thing matters: NYC Food Guy is back!

Torrisi Italian Specialties Turkey Sandwich

The quote in the title of this post belongs to my lovely 20-year old sister Melissa. She knows what she’s talking about and she can eat, though you wouldn’t know by looking at her. Melissa and I have honed her palate with pancakes at Clinton Street Baking Company, burgers at the Burger Joint and Sicilian pies at Adrienne’s Pizza Bar. She used to be the girl who always ordered chicken fingers for dinner. Now she’s disappointed that Americans are content with processed cold cuts. Mention Boar’s Head and we applaud because it’s better than what they’re serving at Subway. These are sad statements about our turkey sandwich expectations. Torrisi brines their fresh turkey daily and tops it with thin, fresh veggies and a fiery eggplant-hot pepper sauce. A healthy dab of mayo ties it all together. Get the smaller version, on a squishy roll ($9), that way you don’t have to share.

Torrisi Italian Specialties 250 Mulberry Street at Prince Street, New York, NY 10012 (212) 965-0955 Sandwiches only available from 11am-4pm. Torrisi’s all-day sandwich operation, Parm, is opening next door in late September.

15 Responses to “Torrisi Italian Specialties: “I wish all turkey sandwiches tasted like this.””

  1. Adeena Sussman said:

    Ohhhhh yeah. It’s been a hungry year without NYC Food Guy, my stomach’s beginning to rumble again.

  2. Cristiana said:

    Good to see you back, Lawrence! Perfect timing, I will be back to visit NYC in October. Look forward to getting some good tips before I get there. I still dream of that coconut shake (forgot what they called them) at that arepa place. It was amazing!

    Welcome back!! 🙂

  3. Anonymous said:

    thank god that time out is over…

  4. The NYC Food Guy said:

    To respond to a previous question about how often I’ll be posting, the answer is as often as possible. I plan on having a post up every day this week to get things jumpstarted right!

  5. Sal said:

    we’d all appreciate frequent posting, thanks food guy.

    also, where’d my post from earlier go??

  6. The NYC Food Guy said:

    I answered your question, which was valid, but deleted your comment because the rest of it did nothing to further any meaningful food conversation. If you’re unhappy with this, feel free to leave your e-mail with your next comment and we can discuss.

  7. Anonymous said:

    Love the post and I’m so glad you’re back in business, NYC Food Guy!

  8. donuts4dinner said:

    Oh, Food Guy, how I’ve missed you! Although I still see nothing wrong with chicken fingers for every meal . . .

  9. RWordplay said:

    Great to have you back where you belong. Look forward to breaking bread, scraping rice.
    Will call next week.

  10. Sal said:

    what happened to todays post food guy? you told us to expect new reviews every day this week —-are you falling back into old habits? i don’t understand how you disappear for a whole year and still delete legitimate comments yoiur first day back. focus on whats important here — writing food reviews for us!!

  11. The NYC Food Guy said:

    Only comments about food – and food alone – belong on this blog. If the talk turns to raunch, the comments will be deleted, it’s that simple. Enjoy today’s post and thanks for the feedback.

  12. Turkey sandwich said:

    are you serious with this review man? a year you’re gone for and this is your BIG return? a TURKEY SANDWICH? that your little sister thinks “tastes good”??? im appalled and dont even know what to say. what happened to you? welcome “back,” i guess

  13. Sal said:

    food guy – why dont you come up with a policy and stick to it? last year you wrote:

    NYC Food Guy said:
    May 14th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    go home,
    Thanks for the support but I have no problem with people speaking their voice here. The same reason I’m happy to hear from Lauren is the same reason I don’t delete your comment which really has nothing to do with food and a lot more to with belittling a legitimate commenter. That being said, I’m happy to have you commenting as well, I welcome your opinion. Hopefully Lauren feels the same way.

    figure it out food guy. your inconsistency across the board makes this site more of a 9 yr old fat girl’s diary than a legitimate blog.


  14. The NYC Food Guy said:


    New year, new rules. You’ve heard it here first.

    One thing I can promise you is that this blog is back. I will post as often as I can and I will do my best to make the food content worth your while.

    Thanks for the comments as always.


  15. Shatz said:

    It’s actually better on the soft roll than on the hero!

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