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.
Walk into Culture Espresso Bar and you'd swear you weren't on 38th and 6th, but in the West Village—Intelligensia coffee, a chalkboard menu, sandwiches on Sullivan Street Bakery bread. "The Figgy" ($7.75) is a sandwich characterized by freshness and restraint: prosciutto di parma, Vermont goat cheese, arugula, and just a touch of fig spread. It's a well-balanced sandwich, not overtaken by the peppery arugula or sweet fig. Nothing you haven't eaten before, but tasty nonetheless.