We catch 3-month-old Little Piazza
at the new SCP Hotel. (That’s Soul, Community, Planet, who’ll schedule food trucks regularly, this one from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays). We’re drawn to affable proprietor Bill Matney’s house meatball sub ($10) and his unusual lasagna sandwich ($11). Each starts with Delicias Bakery bread, a Puerto Rican sweet bread for the sub, focaccia for the sandwich. The sweetness of the bread proves a bit disharmonious on the sub, and it doesn’t hold up to the tomato sauce, sogging and gumming inside. Moist meatballs lack sufficient seasoning. The focaccia acts more like a sourdough Texas toast, no fault there, and it does hold up to the layers of pasta, meat sauce and gooey cheese. But the extra starch burdens what’s otherwise a good grilled cheese sandwich. Side raspberry preserves for dipping channels a Monte Cristo, but it all fails to find cohesion for us flavor-wise. Side pasta salad pops with black olives and bell pepper bits.