In this great country 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 country. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
Sometimes you just want a sandwich that's fast, cheap, and available into the wee hours. If you're a college student, you probably want this kind of sandwich all the time. Luckily for the Columbia crowd and anyone up in Morningside Heights, Amir's is there to serve your needs. But while Amir's does cater to its audience, its flavorful Lebanese food goes beyond typical falafel sandwiches.
You can't get a better deal than the Veggie Sandwich ($3.50). Creamy pieces of grilled eggplant are topped with bright pink pickled beats and chunks of fried cauliflower. The tang of the beets plays against the smokiness of the eggplant, and the cauliflower is toothsome and not overly fried. Somehow they also manage to squeeze lettuce, tomato, pickled turnip, and tahini sauce into the sandwich's whole wheat pita shell. For a dollar extra you can get hummus or babaganoush inside, but I like simply adding a bit of the peppery spicy sauce. (Plus it's free.)