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A Sandwich a Day: Spicy Rizzak from Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop

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.

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[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

I've talked about the Spicy Rizzak ($8.25, comes with potato chips) from Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop before, but since that was over a year ago, I think it's time for a refresher. In between the halves of this sandwich's toasted sesame semolina roll, you'll find neatly layered sliced turkey, crispy bacon, melted cheddar, tomato, raw onion, and hot chipotle mayo. Few sandwiches I've eaten beat Tiny's combination of thick meat stack, gooey cheese, and crispiness by way of bacon, all with a slight kick of hotness. It's not a dainty sandwich, nor one that's unreasonably large. Many of Tiny's sandwiches come in a small size that's enough to satiate a normal appetite, but the Spicy Rizzak only comes in a large and I always finish it, regardless of how hungry I actually am.

UPDATE: I didn't realize this because I went to Tiny's last month, but Tiny's has been closed for the past few weeks.

UPDATE (3/24/10): Looks like Tiny's will reopen in a few weeks, with different owners but, they, claim, the same menu. [Eater NY]

Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop

129 Rivington Street, New York NY 10002 (map)
212-982-1690; tinysgiant.com

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