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.
You've gotta give points for the name. The "Shawafel" ($7.50) at Park Slope falafel shop Kulushkät combines (wait for it) shawarma and falafel in one sandwich, along with hummus and all the usual fixin's (I'm a fan of their red cabbage salad). The chicken shawarma is sautéed with onions, super-moist and deeply spiced; two or three falafel balls sneak in there as well. Points for creativity, but I think next time I'd stick to the falafel; I'm not sure this sandwich is more than the sum of its parts.
It gets me thinking: does falafel play well with others, aside from the usual condiment-like hummus and tahini, or salads that might ride on top? I can't imagine co-starring ingredients making a falafel pita better. But maybe I'm low on imagination.
446C Dean Street, Brooklyn NY 11217 (map)