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Today's NYTimes Food section : The Sandwiches of NYC


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I've had any number of the sandwiches listed; I'd also avoid most of them.

 

 

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Lots of interesting sandwiches however the one that I would really like to try is the Newhouse (smoked sablefish on a bialy).

 

 

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I'm pleased that I've actually been to a few of these (not Katz's; 2nd Avenue Deli was my go-to, back in the day) -- although my order was something other than what was in the article.

 

 

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On 6/19/2024 at 9:46 AM, weinoo said:

I've had any number of the sandwiches listed; I'd also avoid most of them.

 

Why?

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12 hours ago, TdeV said:

Why?

 

I'm more of a "don't put so much stuff inside the bread" person.  If you're using great bread, in my opinion that ought to be the focus.

 

And no sandwich should ever be on a bagel; a bagel is meant to be eaten a horizontal half at a time.

 

This is proper:

 

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This is ridiculous:

 

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Sandwiches are simple affairs.

 

as @weinoo  has suggested , the bread maker the  -wich.

 

as sandwiches are simple , sanwiches shops have to do something

 

to attract your eye and custom

 

thus they become construction and possible plate art.

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56 minutes ago, weinoo said:

I'm more of a "don't put so much stuff inside the bread" person.

I agree. I avoid any sandwich that requires jaw dislocation in order to take a bite.

 

57 minutes ago, weinoo said:

And no sandwich should ever be on a bagel; a bagel is meant to be eaten a horizontal half at a time.

Also agree.  And any bagel that has the softness and lack of chew to make a good sandwich isn't a bagel worth eating in the first place.

 

28 minutes ago, rotuts said:

Sandwiches are simple affairs.

Simple is good but I think there are interesting and imaginative additions that can take a sandwich from good to great.  I'm a big fan of Max Halley's secret to deliciousness: Hot, Cold, Sweet, Sour, Crunchy, Soft.  If you get all of those in a bite of sandwich it will be pretty great.  If there's so much crap on it that you can't even bite it, let alone get a bite with everything in it, that's no bueno to me. 

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