A Sandwich A Day: Tuna Melt at Pranzo
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.
If you sometimes hanker for tuna melts like a pregnant woman craves pickles, you're familiar with a longing for the crisp oil-soaked crust covering the cushion of creamy tuna, made plusher by a thick layer of cheddar. That's not quite what you'll find in this Tuna, Cheddar Cheese & Vinaigrette Sandwich ($6.75). This sandwich is a slight variation on the typical white bread diner version, as it's made instead on charred and supple flatbread. The pizza dough-like qualities of the flatbread cut the grease potential down to a bare minimum. I wasn't a huge fan of the celery, which was floating about in chunks so big they'll catch you by surprise, but this pizza-pocket tuna melt is a surprising take on this craveable classic.