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 Mgmt.


[Photo: Carey Jones]

What makes a really good roasted chicken sandwich? Really good roasted chicken. That's what you'll find in the pollo hero ($6.50) at Milanes, a Dominician lunch counter in Chelsea. Roasted with lemon, spice, and plenty of salt until crazy tender, almost rotisserie-tender, then pulled apart—skin, fat, and all—and tossed on a hero roll that's been griddle-browned both outside and in. This sandwich doesn't need mayonnaise, but if you go for it, be aware: it's squeezed with a heavy hand.

Milanes Restaurant

168 West 25th Street, New York NY 10001 (b/n Sixth and Seventh Aves; map)


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