A Sandwich A Day: Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella at Press 195

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

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.

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[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Oh, the things you can do with a George Foreman grill. The panini, which is possibly the best invention since sliced bread, takes said bread and turns it into a thing of wonders. I say, why have a tall dignified sandwich when you can smush the thing flat and get a crispy crust and hot, gooey insides? The #13 Hot Press ($8) at Park Slope's Press 195 is a simple enough caprese sandwich with fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil—simple, but there's nothing wrong with simple. The brittle outside crust and melted mozzarella make it every inch a joy, although I did find the "famous pure maple basil pesto," almost too sweet. Maple syrup and garlic? Perhaps I am too simple to appreciate such sophistication.

Press 195

195 5th Ave, Brooklyn NY 11217 (b/n Sackett St. and Union St.; map); 718-857-1950 40-11 Bell Blvd, Queens NY 11361 (b/n 40th Ave. and 41st Ave.; map) 718-281-1950
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