More than two months have passed since Hurricane Sandy, but the stories of struggle in New York's food industry continue to trickle in unabated. Among them are Court Street Grocers and La Newyorkina, whose owners spoke with us about their ongoing plights. In October, both were beginning to make good on their ambitions. Months later, they're still trying to get back on their feet.
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It's been a great year for sandwiches in this city. We found new loves in pastrami and patty melts. We celebrated grilled cheese in all its oozy forms. We even hacked a few sandwiches of our own. Here are 30 standout sandwiches we had this year.
It's hard not to love a pork sandwich. Chicken is great, but nothing matches pork's flavor, fat and versatility (pulled! smoked! cured!). Whether it's juicy barbecue or salty soppressata, pork is kind of our favorite thing to see between two slices of bread. We combed through our sandwiches archives for 25 pork sandwiches that we salivate just to think about.
It's been a while since we've dropped by Court Street Grocers, whose sandwiches we loved last year. Here's a lineup of what we missed the first time around, ranked (sort of) in relative order of deliciousness.
We write about a different sandwich every day on Serious Eats: New York. (And we eat even more than we write about!) But let's be honest: some sandwiches are much better than others. In our daily eating adventures, we come across plenty of good sandwiches, but just a few that are truly memorable. Here's a look at some of the sandwiches we're still dreaming about—our favorite recent finds in the city.
Opened back in November, Court Street Grocers is making some of the best sandwiches we've had recently (and we are sandwich crazies)—plus you can wash them down with tough-to-find-in-NYC regional sodas. Like Cheerwine, for which they drive down to North Carolina to pick up crates of the real cane-sugar version. The fridge also stocks cans of Vernors ginger ale, glass bottles of Bubble Up, and Kombucha.