I had a sandwich for lunch today on an unseasonably warm afternoon from Heroic Italian, inside the Swirl wine shop in the Castro. The first Bay Area outpost of an LA restaurant. More info from Eater SF here.
I had the OMG - Italian Prosciutto, Spicy Salami, Capocollo, Mortadella, Porchetta, Smoked Mozzarella, Roasted Artichoke spread, Olive spread roasted tomatoes, lettuce, house-made Giardiniera, yellow mustard, Black Truffle Infused mayo and shredded lettuce ($17)
You can order through their website to-go or also through a QR code on one of the menus on the tables outside (which were matched to the table, high tech).
A really nice Italian combo type sandwich. The bread for all of Heroic Italian’s sandwiches is made by the folks at local pinseria Montesacro Pinseria, and it’s light and airy with a crispy crackling crust. All of the various cured meats inside were sliced paper thin and tasted very good. The sandwich was served slightly warmed. Shredded iceberg lettuce provided some crunch. Note for purists - there is mayonnaise (and various spreads) in this sandwich rather than oil and vinegar. I’m not a purist so I dug it. Also note that it is not a huge sandwich by any measure, perfect size for me today though. Went great with a glass of white wine from Swirl (which you have to order inside separately from the counter). Forgot to write down what it was though.