A Sandwich A Day: Calamares Fritos at La Churreria
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.
As its name implies, the newly opened La Churreria in Nolita specializes in churros, serving the habit-forming, sugar-coated batons of fried dough all day long, accompanied by coffee or the more traditional choice of hot chocolate. But I was most eager to sample the small Spanish cafe's tempting sandwich offerings, which promised luxurious fillings such as serrano ham, aged Mahon cheese, and my favorite of the choices, fried calamari, which stars in the Calamares Fritos sandwich ($9.50). Tender rings of squid come nestled in a nicely flavored but slightly chewy baguette from Il Forno, coated generously in a rich, garlicky aioli. I couldn't detect the pimiento mentioned on the menu, but I did appreciate the tiny green flecks of fresh parsley running through the sauce, which brightened the homemade mayo and (just barely) kept this indulgent sandwich from being too over-the-top heavy.
284 Mulberry Street, New York NY 10012 (map)