I had a terrific 'Cueban sandwich yesterday at Blue Smoke for lunch, made with smoked instead of roast pork, and I was reminded that I had not included the "Cueban" in my New York Times Hot Heroes roundup. There were a number of other fine hot sandwiches on long rolls that I didn't have the space to write about, so my next few posts will highlight my favorites: The best fried seafood'poboys I have found in New York are at Jacque-Imo's NYC at 366 Columbus (77th Street) 212-799-0150. Decent roll, crisp, greaselessly fried seafood, and properly dressed New Orleans-style with shredded lettuce and dressing. Please note that the Jacque-Imo's To Geaux in Grand Central's subterranean food hall serves truly awful fried seafood 'po boys that have clearly not been cooked to order.
Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.