Strangest sandwich—seafood (2008)
John's Famous Deli
Flying the twin flags of Sicily and the U.S., and located on the thoroughfare that leads to Coney Island, John's Famous Deli will put almost anything on a hero. While Italian roast beef —heaped with rare meat, mozzarella, and very dark gravy of uncertain origin—is the sandwich that made them famous, my favorite is the calamari hero, made with fried squid rings profusely strewn on a crust Italian loaf moistened with herby and salty marinara. Friday only. Another admirable oddity is mozzarella in caroza ("in a carriage"), a deep-fried cheese sandwich laked in the same bright tomato sauce.