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.
Who would have guessed that "Sal's Favorite" sub ($8.50) at a place called M&S Prime Meats would be a vegetarian sandwich? That's precisely the case, though—this huge sandwich is loaded with slices of fried eggplant, sauteed broccoli rabe, and fresh mozzarella (made in house). You have a few options: hot or cold, extra oil & vinegar? On my server's recommendation I got it warmed up, so that the mozzarella melted all over the place, and I got oil but no vinegar. The eggplant is sliced so thinly it almost dissolves in your mouth; the broccoli rabe is cooked until soft and only slightly bitter; the mozzarella chewy and creamy. The sandwich is so big that it could serve as two meals, if you can restrain yourself from eating the whole thing in one sitting.
M&S Prime Meats
About the author: Howard Walfish is a Virginia native who has been living in New York since 2003. He is, in fact, a vegetarian, and is the co-founder of Eat to Blog and the creator of BrooklynVegetarian.