A Sandwich a Day: Meatball Melt at Murray's Cheese
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.
At Murray's Cheese in the West Village, the Meatball Melt often shows up as the daily sandwich special. If you're lucky enough to spot it, don't miss out. Two thick slices of a Pullman's loaf flank mozzarella-laced meatballs, a ladle of tomato sauce, and sliced provolone cheese. A brief visit in the panini press and out comes a messy, fantastically indulgent sandwich. It's certainly not for eating on the go; find a seat, preferably the bench right outside the shop, and bite in. You want it hot, straight off the press, and not a minute later. The layers of melted provolone keep the sauce from soaking into the bread too quickly, but start eating right away, lest the savory tomato sauce drip off the edges. And if you've got time, a cold beer at Blind Tiger right across the street is the perfect finish.
About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.