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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.


[Photograph: Craig Cavallo]

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.


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