A Sandwich A Day: Pernil with a Twist at Sophie's Cuban
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.
I like a chunky sandwich: I like knowing that the individual ingredients of a sandwich haven't been too compromised, even if they have been thrown together under the same bready roof. Sure, it's not conducive to sandwich equality (leave that to the flatly uniform panini), but ingredient diversity always makes things more interesting. The Pernil With a Twist ($6.95) has chunks of roast pork—the kind you want to pick out, pull apart, and relish separately. Deeper in, among the onion slivers and jalapeno-green sauce, there are homely fried lumps of sweet plantain, golden nuggets that cry mine me, mine me! Too soon, you've tapped the well dry—fingers reaching into the hollows of the bun, searching for another chunk that isn't there. Oh well—no gold rush can last forever.
Multiple locations throughout New York