A couple of folks at my table opted for the house grinder. It looks to me like it needs a little oil and vinegar!
It needed more than oil and vinegar. I got the grinder and was disappointed. I am used to Italian heroes such as those at Casapulla's (sorry, no photo), with no boiled ham and substantially more and varied Italian cold cuts, and yes, a bit of oil and I believe they also sprinkle some oregano. Also, the bread was very soft and I prefer a crustier roll.
However, the escarole and broth was great, and I tried Chris' snail (scungilli) salad and it was very tasty. That might be because of the dressing on the salad, but nevertheless I liked it. And the pizza strips at Palmieri's rounded out the Italian lunch very nicely!
This was my first meet 'n greet and what made the day for me was the enjoyable company. I think I could have skipped, though, the glimpse behind the scenes of the shop next to Palmieri's.......!