Move over Hugo (IYKYK), the Paisano is a new and fiery sandwich that has arrived on the menu of South Dowling Sandwiches, in celebration of National Sandwich Day (3 November). Two cult brands have collided, with the tastemakers behind TRUFF Hot Sauce, finding a temporary place on the shelf and on the menu at Sydney’s #1 sandwich shop. You best believe it’s a rarity for South Dowling to shake up their renowned menu, and with the Paisano available for one week only, we suggest you jump in the lunch line, stat.
This low-key eatery has achieved legendary status amongst inner-city locals for its simple yet enormous sandwiches on offer, that hit the spot time and time again. Paying homage to the humble lunch option this National Sandwich Day, South Dowling has taken to blending Italian culture with the rich Middle East, to create the Paisano (meaning Friend or pal) or slang for ‘brother’ in Italian).
Gird your loins, this sandwich is loaded with crispy chicken schnitzel, salami, prosciutto, pastrami, provolone, SDS’s famous caramelized carrots, roasted pepper, cucumber, rocket, balsamic vinegar, herbed mayo, and a lashing of TRUFF Hot Sauce, all home inside two fresh slices of brown or white Vienna bread.
“When National Sandwich day rolled around, we couldn’t think of anyone better or more equipped to take on the challenge and make the ultimate sambo for all hungry Sydneysiders. You’ve got your meats (lots of them), veg, and original TRUFF Hot Sauce to top it all off with a bit of a kick – Paisano is perfect in my eyes”, says Steve Pirone, Co-Director of TRUFF Australia and New Zealand.
“After 2 years of Covid closures separating families, friends and our communities., we wanted to collaborate with our mates at TRUFF to bring people back together. The Paisano (as a limited menu addition) gives Sydney-siders the chance to catch up and reunite with each other for the sake of a bloody great sandwich.” Says Avi Labi Co-Owner of South Dowling Sandwiches
You wouldn’t dare miss out on the opportunity to wrap your lips around this limited-edition sambo, so thankfully, South Dowling has also added the Paisano to Deliveroo too, starting National Sandwich Day. Give the grocery store a rest and treat those taste buds.
Your loving brother in bread form…South Dowling and TRUFF celebrate National Sandwich day with the unveiling of the Paisano. Available from 3-11 November, AUD $18, pick up your sambo from both South Dowling Darlinghurst, South Dowling Alexandria or order online via Deliveroo.