On Wednesday I needed to take a step back from the cooking. I also play tennis on Tuesday nights. Not to worry. I had a plan. Di Rienzo’s! Located on Beech street in Little Italy, it’s an Ottawa institution that benefits highly from word-of-mouth marketing. Known for their homemade pastas and biggish $5 sandwiches, they pack an unreal amount of fixings into every meal. You’re guaranteed never to be left hungry. I had the #1 (turkey, hot capicollo, herbed havarti, tomato, lettuce and mayo). Scrumptious. I hear their chicken parm is the best in town.
|Photo by Sheltered Girl Meets World|
Don’t be put off by this rundown corner food store. Don’t be intimidated by the line that wraps around the grocery shelves. It moves in a hurry. They’ve been doing this for a while and have got the mechanics down pat. My gang got to choose their own lunches. The order was faxed in, we drove to pick up lunch and hand delivered the deliciousness to the gang waiting at a nearby picnic table. A beautiful sunny day, a Di Rienzo sandwich. Doesn’t get much better than this!