Ed Levine's Caloric Journey, Week 180: All-Star Sandwich Fest Strategies


One of the sandwiches on my must-eat-first list: 'wichcraft's roasted pork belly.

Yup, tomorrow is our big all-star sandwich fest on Governor's Island. I'm really looking forward to it, but it is certainly going to be a challenge, caloric journey-wise. Why? Because we are serving up so much seriously delicious stuff eating that everything in moderation would still be overeating.

So what am I going to do? I'm going to focus on the sandwiches I haven't had before: Kenji's sliders, Salumeria Biellese's culatello with roasted peaches on Sullivan Street stirrata, 'wichcraft's two sandwiches (a roasted pork belly beauty and a ricotta and zucchini number).

Then I will move on to sandwiches I haven't had more than once: Best Pizza's Meatball Sub, Peanut Butter & Co.'s Elvis (peanut butter, bananas, and bacon).

Then again it's going to be difficult not to have a bite or two of Gramercy Tavern's house-cured ham and cheese, or Locanda Verde's lamb sliders, or Taim's falafel.

I was thinking I could pass up Torrisi's turkey sandwich and Banh Mi Zon's classic banh mi because they are within walking distance of our office, but they are awfully good, so I'm just going to see how I feel.

I think if I just have a People's Pop for dessert and a spoonful of the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck's creation, I'll be okay for dessert, though how can I resist having at least one bite of a Bouchon Bakery's chocolate bouchon..

I think the heat is going to force me to fill up with lots of water, so that might be my caloric journey's saving grace tomorrow. And who knows, maybe the heat may curb my appetite.

For those of you coming to the fest, I'll see you out there. For those serious eaters who will be there in spirit, we'll hoist a glass and a sandwich in your honor and report back next week.