A Sandwich a Day: Roasted Loin of Pork at Once Upon a Tart
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.
As soon as I walked into the whimsically-named Once Upon a Tart, I noticed that the customers seated inside were all eating delicious-looking plates of food with gusto. I took this a good sign. After perusing the creative and extensive sandwich menu, I chose the roasted loin of pork sandwich with rosemary aioli and frisee lettuce ($6.95). It was an enormous sandwich—when we reconnected the two halves, it was nearly the size of a small baguette. Hey, I have no problem with a big sandwich!
This combination of flavors really delivered. The pork was thinly sliced and just the right about of chewy. The rosemary aioli was subtle, but didn't get lost in the bite. The bread was pretty crusty, but yielded well and cut easily. And I always love the addition of frisee to a sandwich, as it sharpens the flavor and makes the sandwich feel just a bit healthier. Overall, a solid sandwich pick—and by the looks of it, the other items in the sandwich case of Once Upon a Tart have serious potential as well.
Once Upon a Tart
135 Sullivan Street, New York NY 10012 (map)