Serious Eats: New York
A Sandwich a Day: Chicken Cordon Bleu at Tiny's Giant Sandwich 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.
Is there anything new about chicken cordon bleu? No, but at Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop on Rivington Street, the dated combination of ingredients translates into a rather satisfying sandwich ($6 small pictured, $9 large). Bite-size chunks of lightly breaded chicken are the key to this sandwich's success—they're easy to eat and remain juicy.
From there it's the thin slices of ham you expect and well-melted Swiss to keep everything in place. No mayo, but juice from the tomato gives the sandwich the extra boost of moisture it needs. The handful of chips that comes with each order makes the smaller, $6 sandwich more than enough for a midday meal. Sometimes you're looking for a classic no-frills sandwich, and this is it.