Editor's note: In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's "A Sandwich a Day," our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know.
The fresh ham at Chelsea Puerto Rican lunch counter La Taza de Oro is quite a feast for six bucks: a huge pile of pork haunch, roasted, chopped, and heaped onto a long, slightly crusty white roll. Crunchy bits, fatty bits, meaty bits, and all. Of the three apparent ingredients—pig, bread, salt—it's the last that may turn off some; three glasses of water later, I still felt my tongue parched. But if you love salty meat as much as we do, this is the sandwich for you.