Ask any New Yorker who has been here long enough about their favorite sandwich shop in the five boroughs, and you’ll find one common name throughout: Alidoro, a legendary Italian specialty sandwich shop first founded in Manhattan circa 1986.
If you’ve been lucky enough to step foot into their original location, a cult, old-school gem located on Sullivan Street in SoHo, you know the deal: one super long, single line oftentimes bleeds onto the sidewalk during lunch hours, absolutely no substitutions can be made (don’t even think about asking owner and master sandwich maker Walter Momentè for mayonnaise, mustard, or basically any substitution whatsoever, besides what’s outlined on their one-page sandwich menu), and be prepared to pay cash-- no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it.
But with time comes change, and there’s plenty of that going on at Alidoro's new Midtown Manhattan location-- especially with Hungry Pop’s Italian Meat & Fresh Mozzarella-Making Feast (with an open wine & beer bar; need we say more?!) launching on Friday, June 21st at 6 PM and Thursday, July 25th at 7 PM!
Hungry Pop’s 'Italian Meat & Fresh Mozzarella-Making Feast' with an open wine & beer bar launches at Alidoro's Midtown Manhattan location on Friday, June 21st at 6 PM and Thursday, July 25th at 7 PM!
The establishment will be loaded from front to back with imported Italian meats, cheeses, and more-- so much so, that you’ll be able to break their tradition of only ordering off its menu and for the first time ever, with a lil’ help from Alidoro’s expert sandwich makers, you’ll build your very own Italian sandwiches stacked with Italian meats and cheeses like imported prosciutto, capicollo, soppressata, fresh mozzarella (and don’t forget those specialty toppings like arugula, sun dried tomatoes, and roasted red peppers, amirite?)!
And as if that's not enough, courtesy of Alidoro's skilled cheesemakers, you will also learn how to make fresh mozzarella with your very own hands. That's right, come prepared to roll up your sleeves with Hungry Pop's team at Alidoro's Midtown Manhattan location, where you’ll spend two hours learning how to make (and taste, duh!) some of the most delicious freshest mozzarella you’ll find on the entire island of Manhattan.
*Please note: If your group is 10 people or more (birthday parties & corporate/team-building events are welcome!), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss setting up a private event.*
But that’s not all; read on for the full deets of what else is all-inclusive during this two-hour, open bar happy hour experience...
Voted by Zagat as the #1 sandwich establishment in New York City and considered by several other media outlets like Gothamist, GrubStreet, and Eater as one of the top spots for the most authentic, imported Italian meats and cheeses around, you’ll be greeted with complimentary glasses of Prosecco when you first enter Alidoro’s new Midtown outpost. (Boojie, we know, but it sets the mood just right for what you’re about to embark on.)
As you make your way towards the back of the establishment, where you’ll find a wooden banquet table stacked to the brim with tons of Italian meats and cheeses, you’ll be able to first choose from traditional Italian antipasto platters of salumi and formaggio, alongside pasta & potato salads, all generously lined up along the bar.
That’ll all do an excellent job of working up your appetite towards the main course of handmade Italian specialty sandwiches with a generous side of fresh mozzarella, which will be made on-site and right in front of you, thanks to Alidoro’s seasoned cheesemakers.
What’s that, getting full?! Well, leave room for plenty of dessert, because you’ll cap off the evening by devouring Alidoro’s signature spin on the traditional Italian Cannoli, which is made with a light, fluffy donut and filled with either a ricotta vanilla cream or Nutella ricotta cream, plus platters of panna cotta (chilled Italian custard served with fresh fruit), and freshly baked cookies and brownies. Yes please, and thank you!
Stuffed, you say? SAME.
Now click here and grab your open bar tickets to Hungry Pop’s happy hour feast loaded with Italian meats, cheeses, and so much more going down at Alidoro’s Midtown outpost starting on Thursday and Friday nights this summer!