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.
If I had a dollar for every mediocre focaccia-based vegetarian sandwich I've ever eaten, I'd have... well, enough dollars to buy a few more. But this focaccia verdure ($9) at Pulino's is much better than others. The focaccia is substantial and just olive-oily enough with a teeny golden crust, thick-cut but not so much that it overwhelms everything else: in this case, sweet eggplant, soft peppers, broccoli rabe and just enough goat cheese. Nothing too novel, but it hits just the right balance of sweet and bitter, vegetable-heavy and goat cheese-creamy.