A Sandwich a Day: Mudman Special at Mudspot
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.
As much as I love a food truck, I am thankful for Mud's stationary counterpart, Mudspot. It's a perfect place to stop and have a simple sandwich, like the Mudman Special (10.95). The sandwich is humble but flavorful, with blackened chicken, asiago cheese, roasted red peppers, garlic mayo, and arugula carefully balanced together. The chicken is admittedly a little dry, but the sandwich has enough moisture from the peppers and mayo that you don't mind much. Arugula lends a peppery, refreshing note that goes well with the tang of the sourdough bread.
This is far from an earth-shattering combination of ingredients, but it's well executed and definitely worth a look if you're in the area. The sandwich also comes with a side, which makes its high price easier to handle. You can get either home fries or a salad; you can see which one we chose.