It's late afternoon and dinner is a few hours away. What do you eat to carry you through the day? Afternoon Snack looks at quick bites to tide you over without spoiling dinner. Got a snack we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
Why do the French hate us, asks Dennis Leary. "Because they gave us the croissant, and we turned it into the croissandwich." But if the French tasted the tiny croissants ($1.25) at Ceci Cela (which, by the way, won our croissant taste test by a landslide), they might change their minds.
These two- or three-bite croissant sandwiches make the perfect snack: buttery, crisp, and slightly sweet, a croissant fix without that "I just ate half a stick of butter" feeling. For your choice of fillings, stick with fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, tomato, and basil. It's not the best caprese + pork assembly on earth, but the ingredients are all fresh and well-balanced, and a buttery croissant perfectly replaces the traditional olive oil drizzle.