© Max Falkowitz – Serious Eats

Talk about a weird convergence…

After catching a simply awesome Tony Bennett concert last night at Moody Theater (home of Austin City Limits), I was rummaging around the aether web while reviewing my notes from the concert.

In the process I came across a this great looking sandwich — The Frank Sinatra — in Max Falkowitz’s cool Sandwich a Day column over at Serious Eats (where Mark is the Serious Eats: New York editor).

After researching Mr S’s food preferences over the past few months (and reading the Patsy’s Restaurant Cookbook) I think Frank would have indeed loved his namesake sandwich!

The strange convergence part?

This “gotta try” Rat Pack fare comes from Othello Deli in Astoria (Queens) New York — the childhood haunt of … you guessed it, Tony Bennett.

In fact probably my all time favorite Tony Bennett LP is Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist. What a great album … loaded to the gunnels with TB’s classic best.

The Astoria LP is worth a review all it’s own and I’m dropping it in the queue for Oct as we speak (so to speak) … ah, fall in NYC.

OK… back to “The Frank Sinatra” from Othello’s

Be sure to link over to Max’s post and get the lowdown on this great looking hunk of  sandwich fare.

I’m not sure I agree with his thoughts on the “prosciutto to ‘plant” ratio but since Max has actually consumed one of these beauties, I guess I should give him the benefit of the doubt.

Othello’s Deli is now on my list of restaurants to hit when I return to NYC this holiday season, but I can’t wait that long to give TFS a try.

So I’m going to take a shot at making a TFS sandwich here at the DwTRP kitchens this weekend and I’ll let you know how it turns out.