THE NIGHTCAP

Late-night eats are a quintessential part of the college experience, and Rhode Island is chock-full of good night-owl spots.

As you are well aware by now, around these parts we refer to sub sandwich or hoagies as "grinders," and WISEGUYS DELI (wiseguysdeli.com, 401.621.8111) is home to the best grinders in town and open late on weekends. The 21 sandwich combinations are each named for an infamous mobster; the "Giuseppe Masseria" is a real-deal Italian grinder with the works, the "Al Capone" is an authentic, sumptuous Chicago-style roast beef, and the "Lucky Luciano" is the best turkey club you will ever encounter.

You've lived here long enough to understand the "hot wiener" concept — a mystery dog smothered in a mystery meat sauce and covered with raw chopped onions, mustard, and celery salt (aka "All da way"). Some prefer the ORIGINAL NY SYSTEM on Smith Hill (401.331.5349), while most folks visit one of the OLNEYVILLE NY SYSTEM locations (olneyvillenewyorksystem.com), with a newer outpost on Mineral Spring Avenue in North Providence plus longtime Cranston and Providence locations.

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