A really good chicken sandwich can be hard to find; so many are dry or stringy or downright boring. But great chicken—juicy, flavorful, maybe with some crisp skin in the mix—is perfect sandwich fodder. You can't really beat fried chicken on a bun, but it's just as good grilled and stacked with avocado, roasted and slicked with fat...or, well, we'll let this list of chicken sandwich stars speak for itself.
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Spring means many things in this city, like the real deal arrival of warm weather—and tourists that come with it. In the food world, it also means the markets are bursting peas (!), asparagus (!!), and—yup—ramps. But Spring also means lamb. Tender, grassy, succulent lamb that we really just can't get enough of, whether it's ground into burgers, braised to serve with pasta, or shredded into a nice, refreshing lamb face salad. Here are nine lambs we love in New York. We're sure you'll love them too.
The harissa mustard that lightly dresses the shredded chicken is downright addictive—not too hot, but just tantalizing enough to keep you coming back for more. Like its fattier, lambier menu neighbor, the bread for this sandwich is a foot-long baguette from Balthazar Bakery.
There's nothing casual about the Merguez Aiolissa ($7.95), a foot-long lamb sausage with spicy mayo on a lean baguette from Balthazar Bakery. The tender merguez comes in a snappy casing that gives way to a well-spiced interior, with strong notes of cumin, coriander, and wily harissa.