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.
Soutine on the Upper West Side is, first and foremost, a bakery. But on some days, at certain hours, you'll find pieces of baked chicken, warm out of the oven, resting at the bakery counter. I pointed at the chicken and asked how it was sold. By the piece, of course! Yes, you just buy a piece of chicken (among towers of cakes and cookies), and you eat it. Oh, just like that? I pointed to a few pre-made sandwiches they had off to the side. "Can you make me a sandwich with the chicken?"
"I don't see why not!"
And so, $7 bought a baked chicken sandwich to order—two pieces, peppery and crisp, flanked by a fresh crusty baguette, sliced tomatoes, and lettuce. Simple and homey. Don't leave without their signature concord cake for dessert.