A Sandwich a Day: Greek Grilled Cheese at Pylos
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.
At Pylos in the East Village, it's not just a grilled cheese, but a Greek Grilled Cheese Sandwich ($8). Four key components to the sandwich. First, housemade pita, a signature at Pylos. Then kasseri cheese, a hard sheep's milk cheese, most often spotted in the Greek dish of saganaki. Fresh tomatoes are next, to bring a touch of lightness to an otherwise heavy sandwich. And finally, generous layers of salty pastourma.
The sandwich is pan-fried in butter until the cheese goes all gloriously gooey, and the pita turns crisp and warm. For a restaurant that's on the pricier end in the evenings, their lunch and brunch menu has plenty of bargains. As an added bonus, the sandwich is served with a mixed green salad, tomatoes, a light vinaigrette, and crisp fried potatoes.