Devouring a Torpedo at Leonardo's Italian Deli in Lomita, California
No matter what you call it—sub, submarine, torpedo, hoagie, hero, or grinder—the first bite of Leo's torpedo can lift a person from the deepest depths of depression to the highest level of ecstasy. The combination of the thin, lightly toasted bun sprinkled with Italian dressing and blanketed with Genoa and cotto salami, mortadella, capicola, provolone, and pepperoncinis transforms this particular sandwich into an edible work of art. The old world charm that emanates from this family-owned establishment is a result of the hard work that goes into pursuing excellence in the humblest of mediums—the sandwich. Thank you, Leo, for making a tradition into an obsession!