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A Sandwich a Day: The Liveracce at Paesano's in Philadelphia

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[Photograph: Caroline Russock]

Located in Philadelphia's Italian Market, Paesano's is flanked on all sides by some pretty serious sandwich competition. But instead of going the typical Philly roast pork and cheesesteak route, Paesano's sets itself apart by turning out sandwiches that are "true Italian creations with Philly-style gusto," and that gusto makes for some pretty wild sandwiches.

My love for all things liver-related drew me to the Liveracce, a hoagie roll filled with crunchy fried chicken livers, sliced of salami, sautéed onions, shredded iceberg, and roasted tomatoes finished off with garlic mayo, hot sauce, gorgonzola spread, and hot sauce. Rattling off the ingredients is a mouthful, but then again, so is the sandwich. You'd think that with so many components the sandwich would get a bit murky, but somehow Paesano's manages to keep the flavors sharp and and completely complimentary to the massive pile of livers sandwiched into the roll.
Also not to be missed if you make it down to Paesano's are the Tuscan Tony, a hot dog topped with Bolognese sauce and spicy long hot peppers, and the Bolognese, a totally out of control sandwich filled with fried lasagna and topped off with an egg.

Paesano's

901 Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (map)
215-922-2220 paesanosphillystyle.com

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