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Bloomie chows down on B’hurst sandwich

Next time, put some hot peppers on it!

Mayor Mike Bloomberg delivered the sage advice when he visited Lioni’s Italian Heroes in Bensonhurst to personally acquaint his choppers with a sandwich named just for him.

The experience left Hizzoner reeling in delight over “The Mayor Mike,” a heady marriage of hot pastrami and smoked mozzerella caressed with a light slather of mustard, which the Big Apple’s First Eater devored with the same gusto he reserves for his other favored concoction %u2013 peanut butter and bacon sandwiches.

“He’s probably the most important person who’s ever eaten a sandwich I made,” quipped John DiSpirito, the hands and brains behind the savory sub, which is now a popular menu item at the family-style establishment, 7803 15th Avenue, owned by DiSpirito’s brother, Paul.

The siblings emerged with the idea of naming a sandwich in tribute to their “main man” after being contacted by Bloomberg’s office, for which they had done catering in the past.

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