A Sandwich a Day: The Howling at Wolfnights
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.
Having previously sampled the meatball sandwich at Lower East Side snack spot Wolfnights, we decided to try one of the lighter options from the menu: the Howling ($7.95), a wrap filled with chicken, feta, melon, a mint yogurt sauce, and, oh yeah, a fried pickle (we said lighter, not light). Though the menu promised wonderful-sounding date and pumpkin seed flatbread, we got a plain white one—luckily, a soft, stretchy, well-seasoned white wrap, but still, it would be nice to try that crazy date one just once. The chicken inside was very moist and seasoned with a fragrant, clove-heavy spice rub, much like jerk chicken. The feta cheese, however, was undetectable. The pickle provided some bright acidity, as did the melon, in this case cantaloupe, which was ripe and sweet. This is one chicken sandwich you're not likely to find anywhere else.
About the author: Lauren Rothman is a former Serious Eats intern, a freelance catering chef, and an obsessive chronicler of all things culinary. Try the original recipes on her blog, For the Love of Food, and follow her on Twitter @Lochina186.