Serious Eats: New York
A Sandwich a Day: Man, That's Good at Murray's Cheese Shop
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.
Murray's Cheese Shop is the kind of place where I want to taste everything. I want to know the stinkiest cheese, taste the veiny blues, and just bask in the friendly knowledge of the cheesemongers.
They also have a pretty big sandwich menu, including the Man, That's Good ($8.99), which is jam packed with chicken, mashed avocado, bacon, and pimento cheese spread. Thick-cut slices of white bread are crisped up well on the griddle, sturdy enough to keep all the fillings in check. It's a real winner sandwich, with moist chicken that's flavorful enough that it doesn't need the toppings. The pimento cheese was gooey, smooth, and one of the better renditions I've had, and most importantly, they didn't skimp on the ripe avocado or smoky bacon.
There's a lot going on in this sandwich, but they gave it that name for a reason.