They are all friends & there's no bitter rivalry. Everyone serves their best...focuses on the food & they are all very secure people.
Fiore's is wonderful & gets most of the media coverage outside of <<<Hoboken>>>. That's great & it certainly has inspired many to take a closer look beyond Fiore's...and see what's what. They have nothing to gain since the majority of the coverage has been about them....as people became aware that it was their RB & FM sandwich featured on 30 Rock.
Up until few years ago most of the media coverage for subs in NJ was mailed in ...at White House subs like the "Peter Luger Peter Luger Peter Luger for steak" syndrome (including Roadfood)...but now we all know <<<Hoboken>>> woohoo! and rightfully so as it's been named #2 small Foodie City in America.
Vito's is also outstanding. Ted Allen included Vito's smoked mozzarella in the Smoky episode of "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" program.
Everyone is pleased as punch for Rosticeria da Gigi to bring it so good...in their first year of business! Last year it was a failing pizza parlor. The landlord of the property had a vacant storefront ...did the right thing...& spun straw into gold.
I think Mutfest is a great idea. I believe the best way & true test to determine the best fresh mozzarella in <<<Hoboken>>> would be to go on a normal day of business when all that extra stuff (Rome being built in a day) & (I won't say organized & mob scene) such a crowd of people are not at play.
I'm so happy for M&P Biancamano. They have won a total of 4 out of 6 categories overall (best sandwich completes the trifecta) of competition & I would bet the ranch that as long as there is a People's Choice category... M&P Biancamamo will win that award every time. Even if/when Fiore's competes in the event.
A great deal of credit has to go to the bread bakers as well. A <<<Hoboken>>> sandwich would not be a <<<Hoboken>>> sandwich without the superb <<<Hoboken>>> bread from Dom's Bakery Grand...Antique Bakery...& Losurdo's.
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