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Blogiversary Giveaway Week 4 – Paesano’s!

August 24th, 2009 · 9 Comments · NoLibs, Paesanos, blogiversary, burgerbaroness, giveaways, sammich

Alrighty folks the time has come, we are having our last blogiversary giveaway. If you haven’t won something yet, you have one more chance!  What a fun month it has been. I just want to thank all of you who have left a comment and participated in our blogiversary celebration.

This week we are giving away a $25 gift certificate to Paesano’s! My love for Paesano’s is no secret. Open for just under a year, Paesano’s has gotten nothing but amazing press. Their Italian hoagie, the Daddy Wad,  has been recognized as Philly’s best Italian hoagie.


Paesano’s isn’t your basic Philly deli or hoagie shop. I like to call it a sandwich boutique. Their sandwiches are a work of art. Quality ingredients, creativity and love are put into their sandwiches. While the Daddy Wad has gotten a lot of attention I would like to remind everyone about their Arista sandwich. This is the sandwich that I was most excited about when Paesano’s first opened and it still continues to delight me.


Look at this beautiful sandwich. Take a minute to study the picture below. When I bite into this sandwich I am hit with  tender pork and the super flavorful jus.  The bread is seeded and hearty so it holds this juicy sandwich together wonderfully.


So now that your mouth is watering for an Arista sandwich, leave a comment describing your “namesake sandwich”, if one were to exist, and you will be entering in to win the $25 gift certificate. I loved the answers we got to last weeks giveaway for the “namesake burger” so I thought we should do it again. Make sure to leave a valid email address so we can get in touch with you.  Comments will remain open till 5pm Wednesday. I will announce the winner on Thursday morning. Good luck!

Here are more pics of the sandwich and menu so you can familiarize obsess over which sandwich you want more.


9 Comments so far ↓

  • Ellie

    “The Ellie”

    1. toast two slices of hearty, seedy bread.
    2. spread with farmers cheese.
    3. top with local, sun-warmed, sliced heirloom tomato, preferably grown from your own garden.
    4. sprinkle with course salt and maybe ground pepper.
    5. eat, open faced, before you get the urge to put anything else on it; anything else would get in the way of the tomato-i-ness.

    side dish: corn on the cob, just picked, or new potato salad with garlic mayo.

  • japhy

    the arista is amazing but damn if the gustaio isnt gods gift. that lamb sausage, the blue cheese… god i wish it wasnt monday. i want one now!

  • Daniel

    The Sandwich
    It all starts with crusty seeded Italian bread. Then layer freshly roasted red peppers and orange and red wine braised fennel. Top with taleggio cheese, charred shallots, a few grinds of ground pepper and some fleur de sel. That would be my ultimate sandwich.

  • Marisa

    I’ve not yet been to Paesano’s, but your pictures make me realize that I must make a point to get up there. The Arista looks amazing.

    As far as namesake sandwiches goes, “the Marisa” is influenced by my west coast roots.

    Start with two slices of really nutty whole grain bread. One slice gets a thin layer of honey mustard, the other, the finest smear of mayo.

    On the mustard side, we add avocado layers, mashing them up a bit to ensure that they stay on the bread (a sprinkle of salt and pepper on the avocado is a nice touch). Then lettuce, thin cucumber slices and ripe tomato.

    On the mayo side, distribute a layer of sprouts (I was born in California, after all). Next, a bread-sized slice of Dill Havarti (if your cheese doesn’t come in the proper size, cobble together several slices to ensure complete cover). Top the cheese with three to four slices of oven roasted turkey breast.

    Join the two sides together and enjoy your veggie-packed sandwich.

  • BurgerBaroness

    Marisa, yes! That is so a west coast inspired sandwich. Mine would be somewhat similar.

    Two slices of good sourdough bread . On one slice avacado, lightly mashed. On the other side a little buttermilk ranch dressing. In the middle of the sandwich, a good thin slice of yellow cheddar, thinly sliced red onion, tomato and some thinly sliced cucumber as well.

  • bruno gridley

    For the Bruno, start with a nice Sarcone’s roll, spread on a generous helping of spicy refried beans, a layer of sharp cheddar cheese, strips of lightly fried chicken, lettuce and onions, and then cover it with a big smear of guacamole.

  • Lightning

    The Anthony

    Sliced Sour Dough,
    Philly Cream Cheese with Roasted Red Pepper Spread, Rolled Smoked Turkey Breast & Alfalfa Sprouts.

    Great Sandwich!

  • Rebekah

    Hm.. okay –

    Olive bread
    spicy marinated tofu
    sunflower seeds


  • Dana

    “the Dana”

    1/3 Sarcone’s seeded loaf
    Olive oil and Balsamic
    Fresh mozz., prosciutto, basil, and cured black olive tapenade …mmmmmm