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.


[Photo: Carey Jones]

There's one model of great egg sandwiches, not unlike one model of a great hamburger, that has totally melted cheese (there's nothing wrong with American), soft, fluffy eggs (if they're scrambled), and a squishy bun that's soft enough so nothing spills out when you bite it. That's what you get with the "Tiger Paws" at Shopsin's ($8, +$4 with bacon): three mini egg sandwiches, served in a row slider-style. The bacon may look a little unwieldy on top, but smash it down and it fits right into the sandwich, something crunchy and substantial against the gooey-soft combo of buttery eggs and melted American.

Of course, if there are sliders and there are slider-sized egg sandwiches, Shopsin's has found a way to put them together. "You gotta try the Castles next time," said Zack Shopsin, who'd cooked us breakfast. "Egg sandwiches with little burgers. Sliders with eggs. On these," he points to the Tiger Paws, "I have to melt the cheese under the salamander. On those, the steam melts the cheese. Way better.

"I guess it's a lot of food for breakfast. But man, are those good."


Essex Street Market, 120 Essex Street, New York NY 10002 (map)


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