A Sandwich A Day: Salmon-Beet Sandwich at James
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.
The current lunch menu at James in Prospect Heights is a celebration of vegetables, with enticing-sounding salads and vegetarian plates and sandwiches, but I couldn't resist the Cured Salmon & Beets ($12) sandwich. It sounds like a few too many elements (the menu lists charred scallions, watercress, and pickled shallots) but they all work together: the slick, just-fatty-enough salmon in ample portion to balance the earthy beets, the two of those forming a core accented by the char of the scallions, the distinctive bite of watercress, and the sharp tang of pickled onions. I didn't know that salmon and beets belonged together, but after this sandwich, I'm pretty sure they do.