A Sandwich A Day: Popover Café's "Sunshine Cab Co."
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.
The Sunshine Cab Co. at Popover Café ($9.25 + tax) was my favorite sandwich as a kid, and it still holds a top spot on my list. What's not to like, especially when you're stuck in that time of life when lettuce and tomatoes and all other vegetation are unappetizing? Just chicken breast, avocado and bacon, it's a sandwich that goes light on the vegetables and heavy on the irresistible fatty goods. I recently discovered, however, that for an extra 50 cents you can order a "Cabby with the works": tomato, lettuce and red onion ($9.75 + tax).
The one potentially objectionable ingredient involved is mayonnaise, which comes heaped on the sandwich, but is necessary to counteract the sometimes dry chicken breast. I'm a mayonnaise fan, though, so it doesn't bother me. The avocado helps battle any parched chicken as well, but it isn't strong enough to do the job on its own. Those with mayonnaise-phobia may do well to order the Cabby with the works for the tomato's juices.
Forget the pumpernickel, whole grain, rye, country white, and even the onion roll. The best part of any sandwich at Popover Café is of course the large eggy, popover you can choose for the bread. On a popover, the Sunshine Cab Co. is behemoth in size and makes quite the meal (and deal), when paired with the macaroni salad that comes with it.
551 Amsterdam Avenue, New York NY 10024 (map)