A Sandwich a Day: Fried Scallops from Brucie

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.


[Photo: Andrew Strenio]

This sandwich popped out on the lunchtime menu at Brucie in Cobble Hill. Fried scallops? Don't eat enough of those on a sandwich. The juicy, plump gems are fried to order in a beer and tempura batter. They arrive still hot, that beautiful fried-brown shade. The aroma takes you to a seaside shack for a second, but then you realize that a seaside shack probably wouldn't make their own pepperoncini or Greek-style yogurt.

The yogurt (can yogurt be used as a condiment more often, please?) is a cleaner, less globby departure from tartar sauce or mayo; the vinegar-soaked peppers cut the fried bites with a slightly bitter tang. Though Brucie bakes their own bread for some dinner plates, they stick to the fluffy, seed-topped rolls from the old-school Carroll Gardens bakery Caputo's down the street, which is the right call.


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