The Stretto Bros. have teamed up with local watering hole, Broken Land, to bring their popular sandwiches to Greenpoint. Last month, Broken Land (105 Franklin St.) started serving Stretto sandwiches, and it looks like the partnership might stick around for awhile.
The teams at both Stretto and Broken Land have said they are excited to be working together. Dave Fernie from Stretto Bros. told Greenpointers that everyone has been “getting along swimmingly, and we’re trying to stick around in a more permanent way.”
Fernie continued by saying that the team at Stretto “never really thought of this as a pop-up, but a fun partnership between tite friends that do tite stuff.”
The word “tite” is common vocabulary for the Stretto team, who has lots of fun with descriptions of the brand and its sandwiches on their website and social media.
“Tite is essentially the Stretto mantra. If it’s not tite, we’re not into it,” explained Fernie, who describes the adjective’s meaning as “cool, awesome, radical” and “extremely tasty or impressively flavorful.”
Like the brand, Stretto’s large sandwiches are creative and flavorful. The menu starts off with a spin on an Italian classic called the Ill Papa with mortadella, chorizo, capicola, and manchego, topped with tomato, giardiniera vegetables and slathered in Dijonnaise.
Another sandwich, called the Deli Boy, is reminiscent of a childhood classic. It can be served with either turkey or mortadella, topped with American cheese, shredded lettuce, yellow mustard, and potato chips. Fernie said this was a “favorite” at Stretto.
The Turkey Pesto sandwich has turkey, provolone, shredded lettuce, tomato, and pesto sauce, while the Spicy Salami has salami, parmesan, arugula, and is topped with Calabrian honey and Calabrian spread, making it live up to its name.
Two vegetarian items include the Caprese with tomato, mozzarella, pesto, arugula, and balsamic dressing, and the Grilled Vegetable with hummus, roasted red pepper, arugula, shallot, garlic, and balsamic dressing.
Two salad options round out the menu. The Chopped salad contains salami, cheese, romaine, radicchio, garbanzo beans, olives, tomatoes, and red wine vinaigrette. The Calabrian Caesar has romaine, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, chives, and Calabrian chilies, making it spicy.
Stretto hopes to launch brunch menu items soon and some pop-up specials that they’ve tried at other locations.
The sandwich brand has outposts in nearby Long Island City, where the kitchen is currently undergoing renovations, and Los Angeles.
Stretto’s sandwiches and salads are available for takeout at Broken Land’s window from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. (or when they sell out) Tuesday through Sunday. They are also available for delivery on Seamless, Grubhub, Doordash and Caviar.