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A Sandwich A Day: Sandwich de Enrollado, Restaurante Cumbre

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.

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[Photo: Ben Fishner]

When I read about Restaurante Culabre in Woodside on Joe DiStefano's World's Fare blog, I knew I had to head out to Queens and investigate. After all, who can resist their own curiosity about what DiStefano deemed a "Bolivian headcheese hoagie"?

What you're looking at here is not the dainty terrine you might find at Epicerie Boulud. No, the Sandwich de Enrollado ($6.50) contains a generous portion of inch-thick slabs of a rustic head cheese that's tender in some parts and chewy in others. We're talking very chewy. It's rounded out with soft carrots and crisp, lightly pickled onions. This sandwich is not for the faint of heart; you've got to be a head cheese lover to love this sandwich. But if that's the case, then love this sandwich you will.

Restaurante Cumbre

67-03 Woodside Avenue, Woodside NY 11377 (map)
718-476-2200

About the author: Ben Fishner is a freelance writer currently planning his next meal. In addition to contributing to Serious Eats, he blogs at Ben Cooks Everything. Follow him on Twitter at @fozziebayer, won't you?

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