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.
Tribeca's Stuzzicheria just opened a takeout sandwich window called Pane e Panelle—named after a sandwich by the same name that we loved both at Stuzzichini and its parent restaurant, Bar Stuzzichini. (Still with us?)
Complicated lineage aside, the "Pane e Panelle" sandwich ($8) is still an excellent bite. Crisp fried chickpea fritters join creamy ricotta and mild caciocavallo, along with a bit of salty Pecorino that enlivens everything. They're on soft, sesame-seeded buns that squish down nicely, letting the chickpea and cheese shine. Our only complaint, as you might guess from the photo: the price. Eight dollars feels steep for something that's sized somewhere between a slider and a McDonald's cheeseburger.