A Sandwich A Day: Tuna Bella at Brooklyn Bread
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.
It's often said that seafood and cheese in the Italian tradition shouldn't be paired, but after eating the Tuna Bella ($8 roll, $10 hero) at Park Slope bakery and sandwich shop Brooklyn Bread, I don't think I agree. The moist Italian canned tuna pairs beautifully with thick cuts of milky mozzarella and a sweet, creamy spread of Bel Paese cheese; it's made even better with arugula, roasted pepper, balsamic and a drizzle of nice, peppery olive oil. That said, just about any filling would be tasty on Brooklyn Bread's super-crusty, chewy-middled sandwich rolls. Don't let the "roll" designation put you off; this is a sizable sandwich.
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