Dunkin' Donuts' latest breakfast sandwich twist proves poorly designed but salvageable...if you're willing to break the rules.
The food at the Brooklyn Sandwich Society isn't always perfect, but it's very often delicious and absolutely affordable (come dinner). Perhaps it's best to enter with casual expectations and let the surprises come as they may.
Ingredients is located in the lobby of the Westin hotel, right across from Fountain Square. The menu has not changed much in four years, and why should it? The restaurant is insanely popular for downtown office workers during lunch. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the line for their salad bar is impressively long. And while salads are nice and all, I say skip the line (and the wait!) and get yourself my favorite sandwich, the turkey club panini.
This isn't the first time we've featured a sandwich from D.C.'s favorite gas station-cum-late night sandwich oasis, Fast Gourmet, and for good reason. The Chivito, as we discussed here, is one of the marquee sandwiches. The Cubano ($8.50) is definitely worthy of stomach space the next time you're out on U Street.
Tortas Wash Mobile is Tijuana's first, most famous, and longest-standing torta stand. In 1964 the stand opened with no official name and was unofficially branded Tortas Wash Mobile because of its location, adjacent to TJ's first car wash. Today, the car wash is long gone, but locals maintain a fierce and passionate loyalty to the only item they serve, a carne asada torta (35 pesos, or less than $3 US).
El Tio Pepe makes tortas in the traditional Guadalajara-style: drowned in a spicy chile de arbol sauce. The torta ahogada (36 pesos, or less than $3 US) features juicy cuts of braised pork that are stuffed into pan salado (salt bread) that's brought in fresh from Guadalajara three times per week.
The Pizza Grill at The Grilled Cheese in Kensington Market is a super-stacked sandwich that tastes remarkably like pizza.
The sandwich loaf is basically a cake, except it's made with a whole bread loaf and savory fillings. This one includes egg salad with cured black olives, butter and crisp, peppery radishes, smoked salmon with crème fraîche, capers, and dill. It's like three sandwiches in one.
I have a complicated relationship with Bklyn Larder in that I love basically everything they make, bake, or stock, but can't make a habit out of buying $9-pint ice cream or $29/lb cheeses. So it's a very pleasant surprise that their new breakfast menu is gently priced. What's not surprising: that it's all excellent.
If your favorite element of a sandwich is the cheese, it makes sense to get one from a place whose primary focus is cheese. In San Diego, that's Venissimo, a cheese boutique where you can get a fresh-pressed "Veninni", with Bread and Cie bread and any cheese in the display case for $6. For an extra buck, you can add some charcuterie like sopressata salami or prosciutto. A piece of fruit (apple, pear, or grapes), comes complimentary.
Tyler Kord understands that proper sub construction is as much a craft as it is an art. He's got ideas for days, and he's not afraid to swim against the current of bánh mì and burgers. Check out the slideshow above to see six of Kord's quirky creations now available in his new Greenpoint shop
For a taste of Craft without the hefty pricetag, Tom Colicchio's 'wichcraft sandwiches are a reliable workday lunch. They're built on fresh bread from the same high-quality ingredients used in Colicchio's restaurants, and while probably more expensive than your bodega, also probably an awful lot better. This season, 'wichcraft has introduced two new choices, as well as brought back three of their most popular sandwiches, so they're back on the winter menu. We tasted them all; check out what we thought!
A new edition to the Lower East Side, Sauce, is serving up Italian-American style sandwiches done right.
When we first tried City Sandwich in Hell's Kitchen, we loved their crisp, sandwich-perfect crusty bread (from a Portuguese bakery in New Jersey), the unusual sausages they often use, and the general construction of their sandwiches: stuffed full but never overstuffed.
So I won't go so far as to say that vegetarians should seek out the grilled cheese sandwich ($2.95) at burger chain Five Guys. But it is better than an awful lot of meatless options out there.