The Original on 42nd Has Closed
As per the gourmet sandwich shop’s Facebook page, The Original on 42nd closed its doors for good today after six months in business. We’ve been a few times since its opening and were consistently impressed – the sandwiches were expensive ($10-14) but made well with quality ingredients, and they offered a good value prospect. The Muffaletta (above) was killer. Started by Heartland vets Andy Lilja and Steph Kochlin, the Original was a pint-sized bastion of quality in its neighborhood, and its passing leaves a sandwich-shaped void in the cosmos.