Rotondo's Giant Hoagies
Angelina and Salvatore Rotondo ventured from Sicily to Ellis Island in 1910, carefully tucking the family recipe for a sausage, pepper, and onion grinder into their carry-on. Roughly a century later, their great-grandson, Frank, decided to honor his forbearers by opening Rotondo's Giant Hoagies, an eatery where veggies and italian meats conform to the contours of soft, buttery rolls. His grandmother's signature italian sausage, pepper, and onion hoagie still ranks as the menu's No. 1 nosh and No. 6 most aerodynamic sandwich, sharing the spotlight with the distinctly southern Texas cheesesteak.