Chips, soda, a roast beef sandwich. Lunch at this "North Philly" shop might easily have fueled my North Stamford bicycle expeditions, many summers ago, except that here the sandwich is called a hoagie — in Connecticut, and New York, other names are more common. My 6-incher ($4.99; also 12-inch, $7.99) included the Syd's toppings trinity of lettuce, tomato, and onion, plus sweet peppers (two bits extra).
Familiar tunes on the radio, too, though the new releases of yesterday have somehow become the classics, or oldies, of today.
Syd's Serious Sandwich Shop
759 Nostrand Ave. (Lincoln Pl.-St. Johns Pl.), Crown Heights, Brooklyn