'focaccia' on Serious Eats
Existing somewhere in the realm between stuffed pizza and stromboli, Sam's roast pork stuffed focaccia is the best "Philly sandwich ingredients stuffed into something else" you've never had.
I've been on a little bit of a mission to put Philadelphia bakery-style tomato pie on the pizza map. And for me it all goes back to Sam's Italian Market, a bakery and Italian prepared foods spot close to where I grew up outside of Philadelphia.
First off, let's be clear: this is not the thin, crisp pizza al taglio you'd find in Rome. It's a much closer cousin to focaccia genovese, soft and spongy. Chasing my best memories of Genoa, I chose a piece piled with onions.
Liguria Bakery has been turning out focaccia for 100 years. It's the only thing they make, and it's good enough that they typically sell out before their appointed closing time.
I wouldn't go so far as to say that it's going to draw pizza- or bread-heads from outside the borough or even the neighborhood, but if you're live in, near, or are looking to explore this part of Astoria, you owe it to yourself to make the detour here.