First Look at Artichoke’s New Sandwich Shop, Chubby Mary’s

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Artichoke aficionados, rejoice: cousins Francis Garcia and Sal Basille have opened Chubby Mary’s a few steps away from their 14th Street pizzeria. The signage promises “The Best Heros In Town!”

In the space where Led Zeppole once served fried Oreos and cannolis, this new venture offers a variety of sandwiches, all under $8, that can be ordered as heros or small rolls. The menu is below.

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The tiny takeout joint soft-opened last night, said employee Daniel Nunez. It has no seating or dining area, but it does boast an in-the-works mural of Sylvester Stallone, boxing gloves and all. (The Basilles, who also own This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef, are huge “Rocky” fans.)

Chubby Mary’s is open daily starting at 11 a.m. and offers both takeout and delivery.

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Chubby Mary’s, 328 East 14th Street (between First and Second Avenues); (212) 228-2807