A Sandwich a Day: Italian Sub from the White House Sub Shop in Atlantic City, NJ
In this great country of ours, you could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around the country. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
As a fan of South Philly hoagies—the kind piled high with sharp provolone, roasted long-hots and piles of thinly shaved, imported Italian sopresetta and mortadella—I'm always cautious when I see the word "sub." But the glimmering retro neon signs outside the White House Sub Shop in Atlantic City, New Jersey, drew me in, and their Italian Sub ($10.40 for a whole, $5.20 for a half) is an awesome change of pace.
The black pepper specked salami, ham, and mild provolone sliced super thick and folded into rolls are brought fresh from Formica Brothers bakery across the street several times a day by an old man with a shopping cart. The sub is then dressed with lettuce, tomato, onion, hot pepper relish, oil and a shake of oregano.
The bread really takes these sandwiches to the next level, super light and soft on the inside, the crust just hearty enough to hold together the insides after a two-hour car ride. Don't miss this place next time you're here. The food is a great alternative to overpriced nightclub Asian fusion and inside, the space is an amazing shrine to Atlantic City history, covered floor to ceiling in old photos of Sammy Davis Jr. and even Frank Sinatra's towel.