A Sandwich a Day: Lucky's Puccia in Austin, TX
In this great country of ours, one 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.
La puccia is flatbread from the region of Puglia in Italy. Lucky's Puccia bakes each puccia to order, slices them open while still hot and fills them with fresh ingredients. I've never eaten a puccia here I didn't like, but I keep coming back to the namesake sandwich, Lucky's Puccia, which layers juicy slices of prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, stacks of spicy arugula, and gloriously red ripe tomatoes. Some drizzled basil oil and spicy chipotle mayo adds a little moistness.
These puccias are reminiscent of the quick sandwiches you could get at just about any cafe or bar in Italy. The focus is really on the crusty bread, which Lucky wood-fires fresh. The result is like a really great Neapolitan pizza crust with a delicately crispy outside that contrasts the pillowy soft inside, perfect for soaking up all the delicious basil oil.
What makes things even luckier is Lucky's trailer shares patio space with the Tiniest Bar in Texas. On Wednesdays they offer a great special where select sandwiches are half-off and you get a half off voucher for a beer next door.
817 W 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701 (map)