At El Quinto Pino, the piquillo pepper-sized tapas bar opened by the Tia Pol team, I found the best little ham sandwich in New York. The Serranito is a Serrano ham sandwich on a stecca, a slightly crispy little hero roll made by Sullivan Street Bakery that tastes as if it's made with the same dough Sullivan Street uses to make its pizza bianco, with a little extra olive oil thrown into the dough for good measure. This sandwich is taken to new heights of porcine deliciousness with the addition of some rendered Serrano ham fat. So between the Serrano ham, the ham fat, and the olive oil in the bread dough, I figure we're talking fat to the third power here. El Quinto Pino opens at 5 p.m., so this sandwich and a glass of wine will cure whatever post-work ills you are suffering from.
El Quinto Pino
Address: 401 West 24th Street, New York NY 10011 (just west of Ninth Avenue)
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