New York City: The Baczynski at Veselka
Polish Ham and Ukrainian Salami, not sure what makes them different honestly but still tasty nonetheless. The star here was the pickled vegetables, but the insanely thick tough bread made the whole thing dry and hard to eat.
New York City: Italian Hero at Zaro’s Grand Central
A very typical cold and not very tasty train station grab and go sub.
New York City: Count of Stonington at Certe
Two pieces of salted vanilla honey French toast with lobster salad in between sounds odd, but man does it work well. The sweet and savory mix was perfect. What made it even better though was the thick crispy Grana Padano that added a nice crunch and spice as well. Only downside is the French toast could have been a bit more firm and toasty to hold it all together.
Laguardia Airport, NYC: Black Forest Ham and Cheddar at Au Bon Pain
Surprisingly good for an airport pre-made sandwich. Very sweet tasting from the ham and mustard but it did suffer from the stiff cold airport sandwich bread.
New York City: Candied Bacon, Green Apples, and Sharp Cheddar at Little Muenster
Another very toasty buttery grilled cheese form here, with great melty bacon, and a nice clean and crisp taste from the apple.
Ellenville, NY: Bacon Cheeseburger at Aroma Thyme Bistro
Very well cooked 80/20 beef but there really wasn’t a whole lot of depth to this one. Could have benefited from some kind of uniquely flavored aioli or something.
New York City: Cuban Media Noche at Dishes
Pretty standard cuban sandwich, but none of the flavors really stood out. Much better places to get this kind of thing!
New York City: Bacon Wrapped hot dog with avocado and sour cream at Crif Dogs
Great crunchy melty bacon really gave this wonderful texture. Especially when combined with the creamy avocado.
New York City: Pulled Pork at Num Pang Sandwich Shop
I had this one at their stand at the Googa Mooga Festival in Brooklyn and it was one of the best things I ate. The pulled pork was very juicy and moist, topped with a spicy honey, and it had a great crunch from the vegetables.
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.
Los Angeles: ABC Burger at The Stand
The burger patty itself was really well cooked and juicy, but I really couldn’t taste much from the avocado, bacon, and ranch.
New York City: Tomato and Mozzarella at Dean and Deluca
The bread was soft and chewy, and salting the mozzarella was a smart touch. Overall though, not a whole lot of flavor even from the pesto.