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A Sandwich A Day: Steak Sandwich, Margon

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]

It's not the main sandwich attraction at Margon (that'd be the cuban, or the pernil, or maybe the media noche), but the steak sandwich at the Cuban Midtown lunch spot should not be overlooked.

Two thin pieces of tender peppered steak are grilled to order, topped with grilled onions, and placed on a lightly crusty bun. The meat releases just enough juice to moisten and flavor the bread without turning it into a soggy mess. The handful of potato sticks showered on top of the sandwich, as is done at many Cuban-style burger joints, is an unexpected way to round out the meal but not an unwelcome one.

Margon

136 West 46th Street, New York NY 10036 (map)
212-354-5013

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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