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 the city. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
If there's one thing Iris Cafe's Rachel Graville knows her way around, it's a boiled egg on bread. So when it was announced she'd be curating the upscale student lunch program for the new Joe Cafe at Columbia University, this was good news to all uptown stomachs. The Ham, Egg & Cheddar Baguette ($6.50) is a good choice even for those who don't academically analyze their food, though: curls of sweet-smoky ham sit by politely while aged cheddar crumbles with intimacy into the yolk of a flavorful hard-boiled egg up top. The sandwich could have been too fat-rich to handle but for a sweet, apple-peach chutney that changes the story completely. A subtle dijon coats the inside of the Pain D'Avignon baguette. You just might need to save half for later.