New York City: Carroll Street at Prime Meats
This is yet another reason why the small family owned butcher shops are something to be supported and cherished: giant over stuffed cold cut sandwiches. I have always loved the crunch of the shredded lettuce on sandwiches like this one, soaked in oil and vinegar.
New York City: Italian Bacon and Provolone Breakfast Panini
This sandwich was pretty dry and not very flavorful, and then the second half soaked up all the balsamic from the salad garnish and made it very mushy.
New York City: Little Ham at Valley Shepherd Creamery
The ham was nice and smokey tasting which went well with the sweet pear. The rough ground mustard also added a nice little pop texture of all the seeds.
New York City: Valley Thunder at Valley Shepherd Creamery
Very earthy flavor from the clothbound cheddar cheese mixed well with the sweetness of the chutney. The bread was nice and soft, and when you add cornichons I’m always happy!
New York City: The Burger at 12th Street Bar and Grill
This was unexpectedly one of the best burgers I’ve had. Inside an unassuming little bar on my street, this basic in the best way burger was so perfectly cooked and full of flavor. I highly recommend this one!
New York City: Prime Meats Burger at Prime Meats
Perfectly cooked and juicy burger, but honestly minus the Grafton cheddar this wouldn’t have had a whole lot of flavor.
New York City: Mortadella and Spicy Calabrian Spread
First time having Calabrian spread, was told it had some kind of eggplant in it too which I was hesitant at but went for it. The spice on this was a good slow burning, slow building, but never overwhelming amount, which complimented the basic mortadella nicely. Best part was probably the bread which was warm and soft inside but toasty outside just the right amount.
New York City: Bacon Cheeseburger at Thistle Hill Tavern
Apologies for the dark picture. This burger was cooked with just the right amount of char which added really good flavor. Crispy bacon on top, and made to a perfect manageable pick up size!
New York City: Prosciutto Sandwich at The Little Sweet Cafe
Inside this little side street french cafe that is easy to miss, are some great sandwiches. What could have been a very basic thing, was made great by a unique choice of bread. This was a turkish bread I was told, that was just flaky and melt away perfect. The pesto was very good and the whole thing had just the right portions of mozzarella and prosciutto.
New York City: Belly Buster at Brooklyn Bowl
Described on the menu as only “assorted meats and cheeses” you know it can’t be bad. TONS of meat on this, basically an Italian combo, but surprisingly spicy. Very good bread too. You won’t be hungry after this one.
New York City: Big MacDougal at HBH Gourmet Sandwiches
Really tender fall apart pulled pork, topped with kimchi coleslaw. Brioche bun was a bit too soft for the toppings though.
New York City: The Special Burger at Johnny Mack’s
Nothing terribly special about this one, other then a wonderfully large amount of avocado. The rest, a typical burger with some pepperjack cheese.
New York City: Smith St. Cheesesteak at HBH Gourmet Sandwich
Only loosely inspired by a traditional Philly cheese steak, this sandwich was a great one. The braised short rib just melted away, and the shallots and chive aioli added some great flavor.
New York City: The Horse and Pig at 606 R&D
The horse in the name represents the horseradish that was on this sandwich mixed into the hard boiled egg, like occasionally sinus clearing amounts which was amazing. The bacon was thick cut, and just melted away as you ate it, perfectly cooked!
New York City: The Sicilian Tuna at Zito’s Sandwich Shoppe
This was my 500th different sandwich! I wish I could say it was a great tasting celebration of the milestone but this was just a typical normal tasting tuna sandwich.