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.
"Roasted chicken breast" and "roasted red peppers" are usually two ingredients that, in the world of sandwiches, leave me cold. But the Harissa Honey Roasted Chicken breast ($11.50) at The Smile was a fine sandwich indeed. The chicken itself is plenty moist and well-seasoned, and the peppers play beautifully with the pungent-spicy notes of the harissa. A bit of manchego adds a nutty bite, but more important is the preserved lemon mayo, adding a curiously complex acidity to the whole thing. It's a little small for twelve bucks, but served with housemade potato chips and a little bowl of pickle, it's a complete lunch.