A Sandwich A Day: Chicken Sandwich at Building on Bond
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.
This homey neighborhood spot is all about multitasking—from coffee to cocktails, breakfast to dinner, they're doing it all, and well. In the morning you'll find locals popping in for a coffee and an inimitable Balthazar sticky bun. Come late night, the bar is bustling with Brooklynites gathered for the Sixpoint on tap. But those who are really savvy know that the sandwiches at Building on Bond are where it's at.
The chicken sandwich ($10.50) is a solid lunch that's just as filing as it is healthy (minus the side of salty, delicious hand cut fries). Grilled chicken basted with basil pesto is layered with roasted peppers, romaine hearts, and roasted garlic. Enveloped in fluffy ciabatta, the sandwich feels deceptively light at first, but the generous amount of dense chicken takes its protein-laden toll. The roasted red peppers add a bright and flavorful kick to the smoky grilled meat. The initial romaine crunch is also nice, but it gets soggy fast. Despite the myriad condiments, this sandwich is really about the tender, expertly grilled chicken, intensely smoky despite the pesto.