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A Sandwich a Day: Pambazo at Certé
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.
Cer té in Midtown unveiled its February special yesterday, a Mexican Pambazo ($8.95) with chorizo, potatoes, lettuce, sour cream, caramelized onions, salsa verde, queso fresco, and grilled bread that's been dipped in guajillo chili sauce.
The sauce crusted on the outside of the bread is made from dried Mirasol chilies, which make for a dark, burnt red salsa similar to chipotle, but without the smoke. When the sandwich is toasted, the pepper's natural sugars caramelize on the outside of the bread for a spicy crunch.
The ingredients tightly bound within come together in balance, hitting sweet, sour, salty and spicy flavors all at once. But most of all, we love the stick-to-your-ribs combo of potato and chorizo that makes this such a hearty winter sandwich. Get it this month before it's gone.