Must-Try Sandwiches (Part Deux)
by Julie Besonen
Sausage and pepper hero. Courtesy, Salumeria Biellese
378 Eighth Ave., 212-736-7376, Chelsea, Manhattan
Biella, Italy, in Piedmont, is famous for salami, a proud tradition brought to the City in 1925 via immigrants whose recipes are still followed at Salumeria Biellese. This undistinguished, no-frills storefront, convenient to Penn Station and the High Line, is the sausage maker to the stars, providing cured links and cooked sausages to fine restaurants such as Nice Matin, August and Perilla. Of course, you have to get the large version of the house-made sausage-and-pepper hero, a juicy sandwich the size of a fat forearm that's easily enough for two (and very affordable, at just $6.75). There are a few plain tables if you can't wait to eat it. The store also offers catering and shipping.