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.
Don't you love turkey sandwiches? No? Me neither. Generally speaking, turkey on a roll is a dry, bland affair; all I can remember from most turkey sandwiches is what kind of cheese was on it.
Not so at Torrisi Italian Specialties in Nolita, where their turkey is marinated in honey, garlic, and herbs, and slow roasted until the turkey is tender and succulent with more than a little garlic kick. Served on a roll or a sub, the turkey is cut into thick slices and topped with paper-thin red onions, shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, a spicy tomato-pepper sauce and a bit of mayonnaise--all there in the service of spotlighting that soft, juicy, slightly sweet garlic-scented meat. It's not saying much by saying that this was the best turkey sandwich I've ever eaten, but I'm saying it anyway.
Torrisi Italian Specialties
250 Mulberry Street, New York NY 10012 (map)