And not just any ham sandwich, but a ham hero from Hertzog's Delicatessen, the deli around the corner from my mom's house. Unfortunately, my mom's house is in Brooklyn and the deli is long gone. It was there through my childhood and then, when I went to college they went out of business (coincidence? I think not. I was in there 4 days a week).
Their ham hero was a masterpiece of italian bread (not too thick, not too thin), heaps of thinly sliced ham (you could see your hand through it), shredded lettuce, thin sliced tomatoes, mayonaise and mustard that was so thickly spread it oozed out the sides when you took your first (huge) bite. My beverage of choice to go with this sandwich nirvana was Coke, back before anyone ever thought of having a New Coke. I mean, really.
Their pickles were good too.
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