Serious Eats Sandwich Festival Profile: Gramercy Tavern's Ham and Cheese

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?


[Photograph: Shell Tu]

We love the ham and cheese sandwich that Michael Anthony, chef and partner at Gramercy Tavern, often serves as part of their lunchtime soup-and-sandwich special. We loved the ham and cheese that he created for pop-up cafe Sandwiched at the Whitney.

20110623-witchcraft-ctb.jpgSo we knew Anthony had to create a ham and cheese to serve at the Serious Eats Sandwich Festival. They smoke the ham in-house; it's smoky and sweet and shaved paper-thin. They also pickle a bunch of vegetables, that stay crisp, and go on there too atop cheese with some garlic aioli. It's the ham-and-cheese of our dreams.

Today's giveaway! Most of you know Tom Colicchio for his Top Chef judging skills and his knockout mini sandwich chain 'wichcraft. The fast-casual puts out some reliable sandwiches, and their companion book 'wichcraft is full of the favorites: Tuna with Fennel, Black Olives, and Lemon and Salami with Marinated Cauliflower and Bitter Greens, as well as some fantastic sandwich cookies. Anyone who has purchased a ticket before 6 p.m. EST today will be entered into a drawing for a copy of this sandwich lover's cookbook.

Gramercy Tavern

42 East 20th Street, New York NY 10003 (map)

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