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.
Boerum Hill hotspot Bien Cuit has made a name for itself with its trademark burnished bread, the kind with that impeccable amount of crunchiness. But their creative sandwiches also deserve a turn in the spotlight, the venison sandwich ($11), in particular. Five of of the cutest mini meatballs you've ever seen are nestled alongside a generous amount of taleggio cheese and a thick layer of lingonberry jam. The jam's sweet-tart flavors complement the pungent taleggio, which would be overpowering if left to its own devices.
Each bite of this sandwich is a balanced mixture of the intensely flavored, slightly herbal venison meatballs, the age-old pairing of jam and cheese, and the crisp, toasty baguette. Overall, it's a protein and dairy superstar of a sandwich that makes a satisfying and filling lunch. Bien Cuit rotates their sandwiches, which all seem to be in high demand, so get there soon. Be prepared to wait in a long line, but don't be discouraged! Venison meatballs await.
120 Smith Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 (map)