Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to rebury the fine china and prepare yourself for a different kind of unforgettable feast. With today’s Groupon, $5 gets you $15 worth of time-tested, famous homemade sandwiches at Gioia’s Deli. The nobility of turkey has met its match in the boldness of handcrafted hot salami, in a sumptuous face-off between the two meats once improbably proposed as ingredients for the National Sandwich.
The history of Gioia’s Deli is as fascinating as its sandwiches are saliva-inducing. This family-run business occupies a building constructed in 1918 from bricks used at the 1904 World’s Fair. Housed in such venerable digs, Gioia’s passion for quality subs brings a host of inspired menu items to the countertop. The menu starts off with the famous hot salami sandwich (served with cheese and garnish, $6.75), before tempting the hungry eye with a New York Philly beef (with Philly cream cheese, and sautéed peppers and onions, $6.95) and the reputable Salsiccia (homemade Italian sausage with cheese and garnish, $6.50). A variety of other classics fit all appetites and musical tastes, with offerings including the meatball sub, veggie sandwich, homemade chicken and tuna salads, and even Cathy’s homemade lasagna (served with bread and butter, $6.75).
If you went to bed last night thinking that you could never ponder or look at food again, Gioia’s is here to shake some sense into you. Incredible, honest food never loses its happy fans—a fact that has made Gioia’s one of The Hill’s chief institutions. Get your Groupon and slake your sandwich thirst.
When Black Friday Comes
Known as Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year and the sun’s annual day of rest. Here are some surefire shopping tips to help you survive the sunless mall-maelstrom unscathed:
- To increase visibility, reach for overstock shelves, and to intimidate other shoppers, employ your finest pair of running stilts.
- Most malls have two or three “secret” stores hidden behind the food court; try muscling your way through by feigning a baked-potato emergency.
- If your curious children discover that you’ve purchased them a coveted copy of the 1995 Rembrandts album LP, punish their inquisitiveness by mounting it on the wall of your study.
- Online shopping has never been more convenient thanks to websites such as Nopuorg.
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