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.
Reina Pepiada is a traditional South American sandwich in which grilled cornmeal arepas are filled with shredded chicken, mayonnaise and avocado. In this version from Coppelia ($8.90), a large mound of shredded chicken is smothered in a sweet and spicy tomato sauce. At first the tomato flavor seems to overpower the sandwich, but with a second bite the spicy chipotle begins to assert itself. The chicken was moist and plentiful, and pieces of avocado provided a creamy and cooling element. Best of all, the crispy arepa shell is a great change-up from bread.
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