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.
Saltie has created the ideal in-between sandwich, something that's not quite breakfast or brunch, nor dinner. It's exactly what I want to eat at 3 PM, when I'm determined to eat something a bit substantial that won't completely obliterate my appetite. Enter the cheekily named Captains Daughter ($8), a delightful melange of sardines, pickled egg, salsa verde, and greens. It's essentially a somewhat virtuous salad revamped as a sandwich, but the pillowy and fragrant housemade foccacia makes it anything but ordinary. The sardines are plentiful, and their saltiness is cut by the sweetly spicy salsa verde and the cheery yellow slices of pickled egg. The layer of greens keeps things interesting atop at least 2 inches of sardines.
Saltie's a bit sparse on the seating, with just a counter along the wall with some perilously uncomfortable stools. It's best to take your precious sandwich goods outside and enjoy the prime people watching that Metropolitan Ave has to offer.