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.
In our tour of cheap Chinatown squishy white-bread sandwiches, the Banana French Toast ($2.50) was a fun find—fine, this is a breakfast, but it's a breakfast constructed like a sandwich. A breakfast sandwich of a non-savory sort. Here, the egg and bread are basically separate, rather than the bread being soaked in a sweet eggy custard; it's in two layers with soft bananas in between, soaked through in generic "maple" syrup.
Best French toast you've ever had? Nope. But a sizable breakfast and as good as you'll find at plenty of $15 brunches around Manhattan, for less than a quarter of the price.
On the savory side, there's the Fresh Beef And Egg Sandwich ($3), essentially a beef omelet between two slices of soft white bread. A little undersalted, but that's easy enough to remedy; and again, three dollars for a massive pile of reasonably tender meat bits and fluffy, crisp-edged eggs? We're in.
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