Vinnie T @ Mott & Hester

Mott and Hester are celebrating their 30th anniversary soon so they are definitely a deli with a strong following. They also make their own fresh pasta, which was intriguing, but didn’t feel like pasta for lunch. So, my visit today was accompanied by a “Vinnie T.

Menu Description

Vinny “T” – M&H’s first named sandwich. Hot & juicy roast beef, crispy bacon, red onion, cool dill sauce, & melted mozzarella on grilled pumpernickel bread…..$7.95

The GOOD:
I loved the creamy dill sauce. It blended the beef, bacon, cheese, and onions together very nicely without overpowering anything and made everything ‘stick together.’ No messiness here. The flavor was outstanding. Everything blended together exactly as a premier sandwich should. The roast beef was superior; not just sliced from a cold cut loaf.

The BAD:
I really wanted to see more. I had ‘sandwich envy’ when I saw what the rest of the table ordered. The Vinny “T” was more of a Weenie “P” as I finished it all in about 5 minutes (while having a conversation.)

The Opportunity for Improvement
My average scoring was mainly due to portion size. I’m not expecting to be rolled out like eating at a pizza buffet, For $7.95, I expected to be comfortable and not wanting to stop for a milkshake on the way home. A nice cup of their homemade pasta (included with the sandwich) would have been an extremely pleasant accompaniment to the experience. The sandwiches don’t come with anything; not even a nice kosher dill.

I rate this experience 7.0

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2 Responses to “Vinnie T @ Mott & Hester”

  1. Jennifer Berquist
    December 19, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    I stopped to pick up a Vinnie T to go about 2 months ago. Being 6 months pregnant at the time and understandably hungry, I got a side salad to take with it. The Vinnie T is tasty and, I agree with you Joe, the dill sauce really does set the whole sandwich off. I did find the roast beef to be a little bit salty for my taste, but I’m also very salt sensitive. I have to mention that the homemade vinagrette dressing with the side salad was excellent. I’m anxious to try their caprese sandwich, especially since I’m a huge fan of Mazzaro’s caprese.

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