Serious Eats: New York
A Sandwich a Day: The Almighty Brisket at JoeDough
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.
What do you order at the East Village's sandwich shop after your Conflicted Jew? We were drawn to the The Almighty Brisket ($10), and feel good about it, but with some caveats.
The brisket itself in this brioche bun sandwich is a little dry, sacrificing juicy meat for crisp edges. But it corrects for this problem with the addition of cheddar and horseradish mayo, which are appropriately fatty and rich for a sandwich of this size. But to really overcome the meat's slight dryness we'd want more of those spreads. The flavors were all there; they were just applied with too deft a hand. The person in line after me seemed aware of this and modified his order accordingly, asking, "Can I have extra horseradish mayo?" Smart move.