A Sandwich a Day: Bikini at El Quinto Pino
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.
Meet the Bikini ($6) at El Quinto Pino. It's only served during their newly introduced breakfast and lunch hours, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. This sandwich may be dainty looking, but don't underestimate it—any bigger and you'd be contending with a buttery gut bomb. Extra-thin slices of bread, crustless, are heavily buttered. In go layers of ham and cheese (jamon y queso, in this joint). A drizzle of truffle oil and then a trip through the panini press. Eat while hot—while the cheese is still all gooey, and the butter, the sheer abundance of butter melted into every pore of the panino, seems absolutely necessary.