Danny O Hits the Trifecta: Burger Joint, Sandwich Shop, Hot-dog Stand

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Photo: Rino Ceronte

Not even a few months after opening his slider joint, Food Fight, Danny Omari has quietly opened Rino Ceronte across the street, and we’re told he’ll open his hot-dog concept, Super Hotdog (no relation to Chicago’s iconic Superdawg), next door in days, creating his own personal comfort-food triangle on MacDougal Street. Though Rino Ceronte describes itself as a sandwicherie, you’re actually dealing with wraps here. You get a choice of white or whole-wheat homemade flatbread, then you choose a filling, then sauces, and then toppings, after which your tortilla is pressed in front of you, warmed on a flattop, and filled. The result is something smaller than a deli wrap — in fact, the thin rolls (whether you get them in “petite” or “grande” sizes) are to wraps what sliders are to proper burgers. The way to go here is with the rib eye, and the owners know it — there’s a primer on the meat etched into a glass-wall mirror along with a butcher’s diagram of a cow. Other design details: more Edison bulbs per square inch than you’ve ever seen before, barn-wood panels, subway tiles, and marble counters. Rino Ceronte’s menu is below. We still haven’t gotten official word about Super Hotdog, but we hear that it, too, will be a choose-your-own-toppings operation.

Build Your Sandwich
1. Home made flat bread
White or Whole wheat

2. Fresh sandwich with:
Rib eye steak - $4.49 / $7.15
Portobello mushroom - $3.99 / $6.49
Chicken - $3.99 / $6.49
Shrimp - $5.49 / $9.49

3. Sauces
Rino's sauce
Chili mayo
Garlic mayo
Thousand island
Basil pesto
Sweet chili
Mustard Vinaigrette
BBQ

4. Toppings
Romain lettuce
Black olives
Tomato salsa
Sauteed onions
Chopped pickled jalapeno
Pickles
Avocado spread (guacamole) - Add $0.59 / $0.99
Swiss cheese - Add $0.35 / $0.65

5. French Fries
Regular - $2.49
Spicy - $2.79

Rino Ceronte, 111 MacDougal St., nr. Minetta Ln.; 212-375-0800