RE: Toronto Tips for Pizza
Veal Sandwiches?? Now you've got me going again!
Hands down, bar-none the VERY BEST veal sandwich in Toronto is to be found at California Sandwiches at 244 Claremont St. just a little west and north of Dundas & Bathurst!
They have been making nothing but sandwiches since 1967, and now that they have 8 locations around the city, they still make nothing but sandwiches.
You can get a monster sandwich stuffed with steak or sausage or chicken or meatball, but I have never even tried them, as I cannot imagine having anything but their superb, perfect, veal sandwich.
Each sandwich is freshly prepared when it is ordered, (never-mind the line-ups, it's always fast and always fresh), and a more perfect (or larger) italian veal cutlet has never been so lovingly coated in fresh breadcrumbs, individually deep fried to tender-crisp perfection, briefly dipped in freshly-simmered tomato sauce, and carefully nestled into a fresh, soft, crusty kaiser roll!
You can order your sandwich 'Hot Veal' (with fiery hot green peppers - wow!), 'Medium Veal' (my fave - a mix of sweet green peppers plus one hot pepper) or 'Sweet Veal' (no hot peppers) and add cheese, mushrooms, sauteed peppers, onions, etc. but most of the faithful get them clean and green without all the extras, and just savour the perfection.
There's this magic that happens when the crisply-coated deep-fried veal, softened a little by the amazing authentic tomato sauce, meets the fresh bun that gets just a hint of sauce to soften it, plus a little heat and flavour from the peppers ... well, it's just heavenly!
California Sandwiches has 8 locations now, all over the city, but I still drive the extra distance and go to the original. Go... trust me, you'll love it!