To subvert grumpy monarchs, angry medieval youths scrawled condiment graffiti such as "Fran Tanner has plague" or "The king is a jerk" inside their sandwiches. Dig beneath lettuce to bring history to light with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of deli fare at Heidi's Brooklyn Deli.
Heidi's Brooklyn Deli strives for the feel of a classic American diner refreshed with inventive sandwich options on nine types of bread. Named for its inventor's cybernetic arm, the Transplanted New Yorker dresses in mortadella, capicola, ham, salami, avocado, cheese, and a coat of special sauce ($7.49). Appetite-zillas snatch Bronx bombers from the air, snacking on layers of pastrami and egg salad ($7.49) before Coney Island reubens ($7.49) arrive in formation to dispatch monstrous hunger. The eggplant parmesan ($6.99) and awesome cheesesteak ($7.49) sandwiches promote cheese from a supporting role to culinary stardom, followed by a steady decline into cell-phone commercials. For airier options, a variety of creative wraps ($4.99–$6.99), soothing soups ($3.99–$5.99), and springy salads ($5.49–$8.49) affords lighter chewing.