We'll be spotlighting all of the delicious sandwiches, desserts, and drinks you'll find at the Serious Eats All-Star Sandwich Festival from now until the big day. Hungry yet? Obvious next question, have you bought your tickets yet?

Lamb Meatball Sliders at Locanda Verde ($12)

Picking our favorite sandwich at the SE Sandwich Festival is like picking a favorite child. We love them all! No, really. We do. But when we were rounding up the 15 meatballs we love in NYC and came across this one, we knew it was very special.

Chef Andrew Carmellini's delicate, intensely lamb-y little meatballs get plopped onto mini buns that soak up some of the pleasingly meaty-tasting tomato sauce. Add creamy Caprino, an Italian goat's milk cheese, and you've got our favorite meatball sliders in town.

Special bonus today! To kick off this profile series, we're adding an exclusive giveaway. Anyone who buys a ticket before 6 p.m. EST today will be entered into a drawing for the Serious Eats book, to be released in November, that's signed by the whole SE writing team, and you'll score an invite to our very delicious book release party.

Locanda Verde

379 Greenwich St, New York NY 10013 (map); (212) 925-3797; locandaverdenyc.com


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