Behind every sandwich is a story, and here — in our video series Sandwich Stories — we’re zooming in closer on some of our favorites. In this third installment, we’re at Brooklyn’s Frankie’s Spuntino, where proprietors Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli take their culinary memories of growing up Italian-American in New York and convert them into straightforward, bright-flavored dishes that are somehow both timeless and unabashedly contemporary. Their zucchini and pasta sandwich (see the recipe) is a triumph of leftovers: a simple zuke sautee meets linguine cacio e pepe on a tender slab of pizza bianca. It’s a meal that, true to sandwich form, is far greater than the sum of its parts.
Frankies Spuntino’s Zucchini and Pasta Sandwich